COVID-19: Two more patients die in Kashmir; toll 178

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Kashmir Valley reported two more deaths due to COVID-19 on Sunday, taking the fatality count due to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir to 178.

The patients, a 65-year-old man from Tangmarg in Baramulla district and a 40-year-old man from Habba Kadal of Srinagar, succumbed to illness at Shri Maharaja Hari Singh hospital.

So far seven people have succumbed to the virus today and four of the deaths were reported at SKIMS Soura and three at SMHS hospital here. Medical Superintendent, Dr Nazir Choudhary told a local news agency, Global News Service, that sexagenarian from Tangmarg had bilateral pneumonia besides other ailments.

Regarding the quadragenarian from Habba Kadal, Dr Choudhary said he was having breathless and hypothyroidism besides other ailments. “He was admitted on 8 July and died today,” he added.

Earlier, a 55-year-old resident of Chadoora area of the district with underlying ailments including hypertension died, five days after his admission to the hospital, Dr Choudhary told GNS.

So far, 161 people in Kashmir and 17 in Jammu division have died due to the virus.

Srinagar district with 44 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla (33), Kulgam (20), Shopian (16), Anantnag (14), Budgam (13), Jammu (10), Kupwara (9), Pulwama (5), Bandipora (3), Ganderbal (3) and Doda (2) while one death each has been reported from Poonch, Udhampur, Rajouri and Kathua. (GNS)

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