COVID-19: Kashmir records eleven more deaths in a day

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Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday reported eleven more deaths due to COVID-19, taking the fatality count due to the virus to 266.

Unnamed official sources told a local news agency, Global News Service (GNS) that five deaths occurred at Sher-e-Kashmir Insitute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), four at Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) hospital while one each was reported from SKIMS Bemina and Chest Disease hospital.

The fatalities include 96-year-old man from Pattan Baramulla, 70-year-old woman from Lalbazar Srinagar, 50-year-old from Mirbazar Kulgam, elderly from Parraypora Srinagar, 54-years-old man from Fateh kadal Srinagar, 64-years-old woman from Dangerpora Sopore , 55-year-old woman from Budgam, 65-year-old from Sangrama, 85-year-old from Sopore, 74-year-old man from Rawalpora, 43-year-old man from Parigam and 85-year-old man from Papcha area of Bandipora.

Regarding the death at SKIMS Bemina, officials told GNS that the 74-year-old from Rawalpora was suffering from “B/l covid pneumonia and severe ards.”

“At 2:30 pm today, his condition worsened and was intubated at 3:15 pm. At about 3:30 pm patient developed cardio respiratory arrest. CPR was given according to latest ACLS guidelines but patient could not be revived and was declared dead at 4 pm,” they said.

Regarding 85-year-old male Sopore, they said, he was suffering from bilateral pneumonia and was admitted to SMHS hospital on July 18.

As regards, 65-year-old man from Sangrama Baramulla, a senior doctor at SMHS hospital told GNS that he was suffering from encephalopathy and bilateral pneumonia. “He was admitted on July 17 and died 1800 hours,” the doctor added. Regarding the Budgam patients, the senior doctor said that the patient was suffering from bilateral pneumonia.

So far, 246 people in Kashmir and 20 in Jammu have died due to the COVID-19.

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