COVID-19: J-K toll reaches 238 as two more die

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Jammu and Kashmir reported two more deaths due to covid-19, taking the fatality count due to the virus to 238 in J-K.

Unnamed official sources told a local news agency, Global News Service (GNS), that one of the victims was an 84-year-old man from Baramulla and other a 50-year-old woman from Rajouri district.

Regarding the octogenarian, they said, he was admitted to SKIMS Soura on July 16 as a case of “bilateral CAP (community acquired pneumonia) in ward 3A.” “The patient expired at 11:15 p.m.,” an unnamed senior doctor at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) said.

As regards the quinquagenarian woman from Rajouri, a senior doctor at Government Medical College Jammu said she was admitted to the hospital on July 16. “She passed away at 2 a.m.,” the doctor added.

With these deaths, 219 people in Kashmir and 19 in Jammu have died so far due to the covid-19.

Srinagar district with 59 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla (49), Kulgam (24), 18 each in Shopian, Anantnag and Budgam, Kupwara (13), 11 each in Jammu and Pulwama , Bandipora (5), Ganderbal (4), two each in Rajouri and Doda and one each in Poonch, Udhampur, and Kathua. (GNS)

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