COVID-19 Claims Another Life, J&K Toll Now 163

SRINAGAR: A 45-year-old man from Kupwara district of north Kashmir on Saturday died at a hospital here, taking the fatality count due to the deadly virus in J&K to 163.

A resident of Trehgam, the quadragenarian died at CD hospital, one of the exclusive facilities for the management of the COVID-19 patients here.

“He was having hypertension, diabetes and bilateral pneumonia. The patient was on a ventilator,” Dr Salim Tak, Medical Superintendent CD hospital told news agency GNS. “He was shifted from SMHS hospital on July 4 and died this morning,” Dr Tak added.

Earlier a 25-year-old woman, resident of Hakura Anantnag, 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 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, 148 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), nine each in Jammu and Kupwara, Pulwama (5), Bandipora (3), Doda (2) while one death each has been reported from Ganderbal, Poonch, Udhampur, Rajouri and Kathua.


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