11-Day-Old Infant Becomes J&K’s Youngest Covid-19 Victim, Toll 179

SRINAGAR: An 11-day-old baby from Kulgam died at a hospital here on Sunday, taking the number of fatalities due to the novel coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir to 179.

The infant is the youngest COVID-19 victim in J&K, the officials said. Earlier, a 15-day-old baby from Bemina area died here on June 19.

A resident of Yaripora area of Kulgam, the female baby was suffering from “aortic stenosis with carcinogenic shock with respiratory failure,” Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS Soura told news agency GNS.

The baby was admitted on July 9 and died at 4: 00 p.m., he added.

So far eight people have succumbed to the virus today and five of the deaths were reported at SKIMS Soura and three at SMHS hospital here.

The other four patients who died at SKIMS Soura include a 55-year-old woman from Kangan Ganderbal, a 60-year-old man from Gulab Bagh Srinagar and two women— one 80-year-old woman and other 47-year-old-old— from Kulgam district of south Kashmir.

“The 55-year-old woman was admitted on July 9 and died at 9:15 a.m. due to cardiopulmonary arrest,” Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS Soura said.

“She was a case of ICSOL (Intra-cranial space-occupying lesion),” he added.

Professor Jan said that the sexagenarian from Gulab Bagh was admitted on July 9.

Suffering from community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) and other underlying ailments, the man was sampled for COVID-19 on July 10 and came out positive next day, he said. “The patient was shifted to Ward 2Aand Expired on at 03:25  a.m. today with his cause of death being cardiopulmonary arrest .”

Regarding the octogenarian woman, a resident of Budoo Kulgam, Professor Jan said that she passed away at 01:50 a.m. “with the cause of death being cardiopulmonary arrest.” “She was admitted on June 26 as a case of ADHF ppt CAP with AF”.

As regards the 47-year-old woman from Kulgam, Professor Jan said that she died at 02:20 a.m. “with the cause of death being cardiopulmonary arrest.”

“The patient was admitted on July 10 and was a known case of HTN T2DM, CKD  With CAP,” he added.

Medical Superintendent SMHS hospital Dr Nazir Choudhary said 65-year-old from Tangmarg had bilateral pneumonia besides other ailments.

Also a 40-year-old from Habba Kadal died at the hospital and Dr Choudhary said he was having breathless and hypothyroidism besides other ailments. “He was admitted on July 8 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 said.

With these deaths, 162 people in Kashmir and 17 in Jammu division have died so far due to the virus.

Srinagar district with 44 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla (33), Kulgam (21), 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.


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