COVID-19: Three more die in Kashmir; J-K toll 225

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Srinagar: Kashmir Valley reported three more deaths due to COVID-19, taking the fatality count due to the virus in J-K to 225.

Unnamed official sources told a local news agency, Global News Service (GNS), that two of the fatalities were reported at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura and another at SKIMS Bemina here.

A senior doctor at SKIMS Soura told GNS that a 65-year-old resident from Pulwama and a 55-year-old man from Budgam died at the tertiary care hospital since overnight.

The sexagenarian from Parigam area of south Kashmir district was admitted on 14 July and passed away late last night “due to cardiopulmonary arrest,” the doctor said.

Suffering from bilateral pneumonia among other ailments, the elderly had tested positive for the virus and shifted to isolation facility of the hospital where he died, the doctor said.

Meanwhile, a quinquagenarian man from Soibugh Budgam died at the hospital and his COVID-19 test returned positive later, the doctor added.

Meanwhile, a 58-year-old man from Alnoor colony Hyderpora here, who was admitted on July 8 with bilateral pneumonia and severe ARDS, died at SKIMS Bemina here, a senior doctor at the hospital told GNS.

“He was also a case of Hypothyroidism. The patient was first kept in HDU and later shifted to ICU on July 9,” the doctor said, adding, “The patient was intubated and develop sudden cardiac pulmonary arrest and at 12 a.m., he was declared dead.”

So far, 207 people in Kashmir and 18 in Jammu have died due to the COVID-19.

Srinagar district with 56 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla (48), Kulgam (23), Shopian (17), Anantnag (17), Budgam (17), Kupwara (13), Jammu (11), Pulwama (8), Ganderbal (4), Bandipora (3) and Doda (2) while one death each has been reported from Poonch, Udhampur, Rajouri, and Kathua. (GNS)

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