COVID-19: North Kashmir cop dies; J-K toll 307

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A police official from Kupwara and a 75-year-old woman from Jammu died of COVID-19, reported a local news agency, Global News Service (GNS) on Sunday. The fatality count due to the virus in the J-K has risen to 307.

Unnamed officials told GNS that a 58-year-old police official, suffering from severe pneumonia with hypertension with type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, was referred from Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) hospital.

“He was on a ventilator and had a cardiac arrest at 4:30 a.m. today. CPR was done but the patient could not be revived and was declared dead at 5:00 a.m.,” a senior doctor at Chest Disease hospital, one of the exclusive facilities for the COVID-19 management, said.

Meanwhile, a senior doctor at government Chest Diseases Hospital Jammu told GNS that the septuagenarian was admitted to the hospital on 24 July and died at 12.30 a.m. today.

“Her sample was taken on July 20 and reported positive on July 24,” the doctor added.

So far, 284 deaths have been reported in Kashmir and 23 in Jammu division.

Srinagar district with 86 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla (63), Kulgam (26), 21 each in Anantnag and Budgam, Shopian (20), Kupwara (17), Pulwama (16), Jammu(14), Bandipora (8), Ganderbal (6), two each in Rajouri and Doda and one each in Poonch, Udhampur, and Kathua. (GNS)

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