COVID-19: Retired doctor dies in Srinagar; toll 54

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Srinagar: A 74-year-old retired doctor from Parraypora Srinagar died of COVID-19 early Saturday morning at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Bemina, taking the death toll due to the disease in Jammu and Kashmir to 54.

Dr Riyaz Untoo, Principal SKIMS Bemina, told a local news agency, Global News Agency, that the patient was on treatment for COVID-19 from 2 June at the hospital.

“He was intubated and on ventilator,” he said, adding, “The consultant and SR Critical Care were on spot managing the patient who could not survive despite all efforts.”

The deceased, Dr. Untoo said, was suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

So far Srinagar district with 13 deaths has the highest fatalities, followed by Baramulla ten, Kulgam eight, Anantnag six, three each in Shopian, Kupwara and Jammu, two each in Pulwama and Budgam while one death each has been reported from Bandipora, Doda, Udhampur and Rajouri. (GNS)

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