COVID-19: Kashmir records 3 more deaths; J-K Toll 259

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Kashmir Valley reported three more deaths due to COVID-19, taking the fatality count due to the virus to 259 in Jammu and Kashmir, unnamed officials told a local news agency, Global News  Service (GNS) on Tuesday.

The victims include a 70-year-old woman from Lalbazar, Srinagar, a 43-year-old man from Parigam, Pulwama, and a 50-year-old from Mirbazar, Kulgam, they said.

Earlier in the day, a 96-year-old man from Pattan area of Baramulla district died. The patient died two days after he was admitted to Chest Disease hospital, one of the exclusive facilities for the management of the COVID-19 patients in the Kashmir Valley.

The elderly patient was suffering from multiple ailments including hypertension, Type-2 diabetes, chronic kidney disease, COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), Dementia, etc, reported GNS.

“He was admitted as a severe Covid19. At 6 a.m. today, the man suffered cardiac arrest and was declared dead at 6:10 a.m,” they added.

So far, 239 people in Kashmir and 20 in Jammu have died due to the COVID-19.

Srinagar district with 64 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla (54), Kulgam (25), 19 each in Shopian and Budgam, Anantnag (18), fifteen each in Pulwama and Kupwara, Jammu(12), Bandipora (5), Ganderbal (4), two each in Rajouri and Doda and one each in Poonch, Udhampur, and Kathua. (GNS)

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