COVID-19: Woman dies in Baramulla, J-K death toll 141

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Srinagar: A 60-year-old covid-19 patient from Baramulla died at a hospital here, taking the fatality count due to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir to 141.

A resident of Kunzer Baramulla, the patient, a 60-year-old woman, passed away at CD hospital, one of the exclusive facilities for the covid-19 management in the Kashmir Valley.

Medical Superintendent of the hospital, Dr Salim Tak told GNS that the sexagenarian was suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), hypertension and diabetes besides bilateral pneumonia. She was admitted on July 3 and died today morning, he added.

The elderly woman was eighth fatality due to the virus in the Valley in last 24 hours. The others include 70-year-old man from Bohrikadal Srinagar, 55-year-old woman from Uri, 90-year-old man from Tangmarg, 75-year-old man from Rafiabad, 56-year-old man from Budgam and 65-year-old man from D H Pora Kulgam besides a paramilitary BSF trooper.

The septuagenarians from Bohri Kadal and Rafiabad respectively died at SMHS hospital while others except BSF trooper succumbed to the virus at SKIMS Soura and CD hospital.

With the deaths, 141 people have succumbed to the virus in J&K— 127 from the Valley and 14 from Jammu division.

Srinagar district with 34 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla (27), Kulgam (17), Shopian (13), Anantnag (11), Budgam (10), Jammu(8), Kupwara (7), Pulwama (four), Bandipora (three), Doda (2) while one death each has been reported from Ganderbal, Poonch, Udhampur, Rajouri and Kathua. (GNS)

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