COVID-19 claims 4 more lives in Srinagar; J-K toll 270

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Kashmir Valley reported four more deaths due to COVID-19, taking the fatality count due to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir (J-K) to 270, reported a local news agency, Global News Service (GNS).

The fresh casualties include a 45-year-old from Zoonimar who was declared brought dead on arrival by the doctors at Chest Disease hospital, his age-mate male from Palpora who passed away at Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) hospital while two others, one of them a 58-year-old man from Rajbagh, died at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura.

Regarding the patient from Zoonimar, unnamed official sources told GNS that he had tested positive for the coronavirus and was brought to CD Hospital, one of the exclusive facilities for the management of the COVID-19 patients here, late last night.

“The patient was declared covid-19 positive and was brought to CD hospital late last night. However the doctors who attended upon him declared him dead on arrival,” they said.

Meanwhile, a 45-year-old male from Palpora who was diagnosed of having community acquired pneumonia among other ailments died at SMHS hospital, a senior doctor there told GNS.

“Two covid-19 patients died during the night at SKIMS,” officials said, adding one of them was a quinquagenarian from Rajbagh who was admitted on July 16 and tested positive subsequently.

With these deaths, 250 people in Kashmir and 20 in Jammu have died so far due to the covid-19. (GNS)

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