COVID-19 claims two more lives, toll reaches 111 in J&K

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SRINAGAR: Two more patients who had tested positive for COVID-19 died at SMHS hospital here, taking the total number of deaths due to the virus in the Union Territory to 111, officials said on Thursday.

A health official told the news agency KNO that two positive cases include a 73-year-old woman from Firdous Abad Batmaloo and a 75-year-old man from Budgam.

Dr Nazir Ahmad Choudhary, Medical Superintendent at SMHS said that the two elderly patients died a few hours after they were admitted at the hospital.

“Their swabs were taken which came positive and both the patients were having underlying problems like Hypertension, Pneumonia, COPD besides other ailments,” he said.

Earlier, two patients including a 55-year-old male from Hatipora Kulgam and a 65-year-old male from Sopore Baramulla who had tested positive for COVID-19 died at SKIMS.

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