25-year-old woman among 2 more die of COVID-19, J&K toll 162

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SRINAGAR: A 25-year-old woman was among two persons who died due to COVID-19 on Saturday, taking the fatality count due to the virus to 162 in J&K.

A resident of Hakura Anantnag, the young woman died at SMHS hospital while another fatality, a 77-year-old man from Hyerpora, was reported at SKIMS Soura here.

“The woman was having high blood pressure. Later a caesarean section was done in an emergency (at LD hospital on June 27) and a male baby was born who is safe,” Dr Nazir Choudhary, Medical Superintendent SMHS hospital told news agency GNS. “The woman (admitted to the hospital on July 3) had intracranial haemorrhage due to high blood pressure and she was put on a ventilator and died last night,” he added.

Meanwhile, a 77-year-old man from Hyderpora Srinagar died At SKIMS Soura and according to the Medical Superintendent of the tertiary care hospital, Professor Farooq Jan, the septuagenarian was “a case of Carcinoma Urinary Bladder and was admitted with Bilateral Pneumonia With ARDS.”

“He was very sick and was on a ventilator (Under Double Pressor Support) in IDB Block,” Professor Jan said, adding, “He expired at 7.45 a.m., today.”

With these deaths, 147 people in Kashmir and 15 in Jammu division have died so far due to the virus.

Srinagar district with 40 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla (31), Kulgam (18), Shopian (16), Anantnag (14), Budgam (11), Jammu (9), Kupwara (8), Pulwama (5), Bandipora (3), Doda (2) while one death each has been reported from Ganderbal, Poonch, Udhampur, Rajouri and Kathua.

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