COVID-19: CRPF Man Among Four Die, Toll 585

SRINAGAR: A paramilitary CRPF trooper was among four more persons who lost the battle to COVID-19 in Kashmir Valley since overnight, official sources said on Thursday.

With these deaths—one each from Baramulla, Budgam, Srinagar and Pulwama districts—the fatality count due to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir to 585.

A 70-year-old man from Sopore Baramulla who was diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease and bilateral Community-Acquired Pneumonia (CAP) died due to cardiac arrest at 12:50 a.m. at SKIMS Soura where he was admitted since August 9, news agency GNS quoted the official sources as having said.

They said an 87-year-old from Tral Pulwama, admitted on August 11 as a case of bilateral CAP died at SMHS hospital, they said.

Another COVID-19 positive patient— a woman from Khanda Budgam, admitted to the hospital on August 17 and diagnosed with bilateral CAP, also succumbed today.

Also, a 50-year-old COVID-19 positive trooper from 61 battalion CRPF, Shivpora Srinagar, died few hours after being brought to the hospital in wee hours today, they said. He was resident of Haryana, they added.

With these deaths, officials said, 585 people have succumbed to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir so far—544 from the Valley and 41 from Jammu division.

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