COVID-19: Six more die in J-K; toll 341

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Srinagar: Six more people died due to COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir since last night, reported a local news agency, Global News Service (GNS).

Unnamed officials told that two deaths were reported at Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) hospital here this morning and include a 52-year-old woman from Budgam and a 75-year-old man from Wazirbagh Srinagar. “Both had comorbidities with Community Acquired Pneumonia,” a senior doctor at the hospital told GNS.

The quinquagenarian was admitted on 23 July and the septuagenarian on 27 July respectively, the doctor said.

Earlier, a 65-year-old woman from Mattan Anantnag died at SKIMS Soura this morning. “She was suffering from pneumonia and hypertension among other ailments,” a senior doctor at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) told GNS. The sexagenarian’s death was the second fatality in less than twelve hours in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district as a 50-year-old man from Katsoo Pahalgam died at SMHS Hospital here. Having “Bilateral Pneumonia”, the quinquagenarian was admitted on July 27 and died on the same day. His test returned positive later, officials said.

Also, a 62-year-old man from Zainakadal Srinagar with “bilateral pneumonia” died, two days after admission.

Meanwhile, they said, a 79-year-old man from Talab Tillo who was admitted to Chest Diseases Hospital on 27 July after testing COVID-19 positive, and referred to the Government Medical College Hospital Jammu other day, passed away. “He was put on ventilator and died last night,” a senior doctor told GNS.

So far 316 deaths have been reported in Kashmir and 25 in Jammu division. Srinagar district with 101 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla (65), Kulgam (27), Budgam (25), Anantnag (23), Shopian (20), Kupwara (20), Pulwama (19), Jammu(16), Bandipora (10), Ganderbal (6), two each in Rajouri and Doda and one each in Ramban , Poonch, Udhampur, and Kathua. (GNS)

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