COVID-19 claims fifth life in a day in Jammu and Kashmir, toll 165

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Srinagar: A 73-year-old man from Pattan area of Baramulla district died at a hospital here, taking the fatality count due to the deadly virus in Jammu and Kashmir to 165.

Two days after he was admitted, the septuagenarian was suffering “COPD with pancytopenia with B/L lung infiltrates”, Medical Superintendent Sher Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences Soura Professor Farooq told a local news gathering agency Global News Service (GNS).

Earlier in the day, a 55-year-old man from Bari Brahmana died at Government Medical College (GMC) Jammu. Medical Superintendent of GMC Jammu, Dr. Dara Singh told GNS that the quinquagenarian had comorbidities like “CA bladder and diabetes.” He was admitted on June 29 and died today, he added. Previously, three persons including a 45-year-old man from Kupwara district died here due to the virus.

A resident of Trehgam, the quadragenarian succumbed at Chest Disease Hospital, one of the exclusive facilities for the management of the COVID-19 patients here.

“He was having hypertension, diabetes and bilateral pneumonia. The patient was on ventilator,” Dr Salim Tak, Medical Superintendent CD hospital told GNS. “He was shifted from SMHS hospital on July 4 and died this morning,” Dr Tak added.

Prior to him, a 25-year-old woman, resident of Hakura Anantnag, died at SMHS hospital while another fatality, a 77-year-old man from Hyerpora, was reported at SKIMS Soura here.

“The woman was having high blood pressure. Later a caesarean section was done in emergency (at LD hospital on June 27) and a male baby was born who is safe,” Dr Nazir Choudhary, Medical Superintendent SMHS hospital told GNS. “The woman (admitted to the hospital on July 3) had intracranial hemorrhage due to high blood pressure and she was put on ventilator and died last night,” he added.

A 77-year-old man from Hyderpora Srinagar died At SKIMS Soura and according Professor Farooq Jan, the septuagenarian was “a case of Carcinoma Urinary Bladder and was admitted with Bilateral Pneumonia With ARDS.”

“He was very sick and was on ventilator (Under Double Pressor Support) in IDB Block,” Professor Jan said, adding, “He expired at 7.45 a.m., today.”

With these deaths, 149 people in Kashmir and 16 in Jammu division have died so far due to the virus.

Srinagar district with 40 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla (32), Kulgam (18), Shopian (16), Anantnag (14), Budgam (11), Jammu (10), Kupwara (9), Pulwama (5), Bandipora (3), Doda (2) while one death each has been reported from Ganderbal, Poonch, Udhampur, Rajouri and Kathua. (GNS)

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