COVID-19: Agri officer from Jammu dies; J-K toll 190

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A 47-year-old agriculture officer from Jammu’s Talab Tillo died at Government Medical College (GMS) Jammu on Tuesday, two days after he tested positive for the COVID-19. The tally of the fatality count due to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir has risen to 190.

Principal GMC Jammu Dr Nasib Chand Digra told a local news agency, Global News Service (GNS), that the man was admitted to the hospital on 12 July and was put on the ventilator last night. “He died (at 7:40 a.m.) today,” he said.

A senior doctor at GMC Jammu told GNS that the 47-year-old, Agriculture Officer at Directorate of Agriculture Talab Tilli Jammu, was suffering from bilateral community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) and hypertension.

“He had high-grade fever and cough. He remained on oxygen since the time of admission,” the doctor added.

Earlier, a 60-year-old COVID-19 patient from Nadihal area of Baramulla district died at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Soura, nine days after he was admitted to the tertiary care hospital.

“He was a case of HTN, T2DM, CKD, ESRD, (bilateral community acquired pneumonia (CAP),” Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent of the hospital, told GNS. “He expired at around 4:00 a.m. today,” Professor Jan added.

So far, 172 people in Kashmir and 18 in Jammu have died due to the COVID-19.

Srinagar district with 46 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla (36), Kulgam (21), Shopian (16), Anantnag (14), Budgam (14), eleven each in Jammu and Kupwara, Pulwama (6), Bandipora (3), Ganderbal (4) and Doda (2) while one death each has been reported from Poonch, Udhampur, Rajouri and Kathua. (GNS)

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