COVID-19: Two more deaths reported in Kashmir, J-K tally mounts to 111

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Srinagar: Kashmir Valley reported two more deaths due to COVID-19 on Thursday, taking the number of people succumbing to the virus in J&K to 111. In all, four deaths have taken place so far today and two each occurred at SKIMS Soura and SMHS hospital here.

Dr Nazir Choudhary. Medical Superintendent Shri Maharaja Hari Singh hospital, told a local news gathering agency Global News Service  (GNS) that both the deaths occurred yesterday and their swab samples returned positive for the COVID-19 today.

He said that both of them including a 75-year-old man from Budgam district and a 65-year-old from Batamaloo Srinagar had underlying ailments including hypertension and bilateral pneumonia. “The woman was also suffering from Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Both of them were admitted yesterday (Wednesday,” he added.

Earlier, 55-year-old and 65-year-old men from Kulgam and Baramulla districts respectively died at Sher Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura.
Confirming it, Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS, told GNS that the quinquagenarian from Yaripora area of Kulgam was admitted on June 22 and died 12:10 a.m.

“He was known case of hypertension with (type-2 diabetes) with multifocal Encephalopathy (brain disease),” he said.
Another patient—the sexagenarian from Baramulla’s Sopore town also died ten days after admission to the hospital.
“The patient was hypertensive, T2DM (type-2 diabetes) with Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) and he had sudden cardiopulmonary arrest at 3:05 a.m.” Professor Jan said.

With the deaths, 111 people so far have succumbed to the virus in J-K— 98 from the Valley and 13 from Jammu division.
Srinagar district with 26 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla (18), Kulgam (14), Shopian (12), nine each from Anantnag and Budgam, Jammu(8), Kupwara (6), Pulwama (four) while one death each has been reported from Bandipora, Poonch, Doda, Udhampur, Rajouri and Kathua. (GNS)

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