COVID-19: Two more die in Kashmir; J-K death toll mounts to 157

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Two elderly COVID-19 patients from Anantnag and Srinagar districts respectively died at a hospital in the capital city, taking the number of people succumbing to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir to 157 in Jammu and Kashmir.

Unnamed officials told a local news agency, Global News Service (GNS), said that while an 80-year-old man from Kokernag area of the south Kashmir district died last night while the other, an 82-year-old man from Habba Kadal area of the central Kashmir district passed away early today.

Both the deaths were reported from Chest Disease hospital, one of the exclusive facilities meant for the management of the COVID-19 patients in Srinagar.

Medical Superintendent of the hospital Dr Salim Tak told GNS that the octogenarian from Kokernag area was admitted on July 4 and had bilateral pneumonia. “He died last night.”  Regarding Habba Kadal resident, Dr Tak said that he was admitted on 7 July and died this morning.

“He was diabetic, hypertensive and had Community Acquired Pneumonia,” he added.

With these deaths, 142 people in Kashmir and 15 in Jammu division have died so far due to the virus.

Most numbers of fatalities were recorded in Srinagar district with thirty-eight deaths. it is followed by Baramulla (31), Kulgam (18), Shopian (15), Anantnag (13), Budgam (11), Jammu (9), Kupwara (7), Pulwama (5), Bandipora (3), Doda (2) while one death each has been reported from Ganderbal, Poonch, Udhampur, Rajouri and Kathua. (GNS)

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