CRPF Man, 2 Women Confirmed Covid-19 Positive Posthumously; J&K Toll 194

SRINAGAR: A paramilitary CRPF trooper posted in Baramulla and two elderly women from south Kashmir have tested positive for COVID-19 posthumously, officials said on Tuesday.

The health workers and relatives taking the coffin of CRPF personnel to cremation ground for last rites on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. KL Image By Bilal Bahadur

So far 194 people have died in Jammu and Kashmir and include three persons who died earlier today.

Medical Superintendent SMHS Hospital Dr Nazir Choudhary told news agency GNS that a test report of a 35-year-old paramilitary CRPF trooper from 66th Battalion Baramulla returned positive for the COVID-19, a day after his death.

A resident of Nowshera Rajouri, the tricenarian was suffering from high fever and pneumonia, he added.

Meanwhile, Dr Majid Mahrib, Medical Superintendent GMC Anantnag, told news said that two women, both aged 60-years, from Semthan Kulgam and Anantnag died at the hospital on July 10 and their bodies were handed over to the families as per the new protocol.  “Their samples returned positive late last night,” he added.

CRPF man who died of COVID-19 being cremated in Srinagar on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

Earlier, a 65-year-old COVID-19 patient from Shopian district died at SKIMS Bemina hospital here, one of the exclusive facilities for the management of the COVID-19 patients

Confirming the death, Dr Shifa Deva, Medical Superintendent SKIMS Bemina told GNS that the sexagenarian man was admitted to the hospital on July 10.

“He already had Coronary bypass surgery and was also suffering from pneumonia. He died today,” she added.

Also, a 47-year-old agriculture officer from Jammu’s Talab Tillo died at Government Medical College Jammu, two days after he tested positive for the COVID-19.

Principal GMC Jammu Dr Nasib Chand Digra said that the man was admitted to the hospital on July 12 and was put on a ventilator last night. “He died (at 7: 40 a.m.) today,” he said.

Two men wearing protective gear placing a dead body of CRPF man who died of COVID-19 on firewood as part of a cremation event on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

A senior doctor at GMC Jammu told GNS that the 47-year-old, Agriculture Officer at Directorate of Agriculture Talab Tillo Jammu, was suffering from bilateral community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) and hypertension.

“He had high-grade fever and cough. He remained on oxygen since the time of admission,” the doctor added.

Prior to him, a 60-year-old COVID-19 patient from Nadihal area of Baramulla district died at SKIMS Soura, nine days after he was admitted to the tertiary care hospital.

“He was a case of HTN, T2DM, CKD, ESRD, (bilateral community-acquired pneumonia (CAP),” Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent of the hospital said. “He expired at around 4:00 a.m. today,” Professor Jan added.

With these deaths, 176 people in Kashmir and 18 in Jammu have died so far due to the COVID-19.

The health workers and relatives carry the body of a CRPF man who died of COVID-19 out of an ambulance for cremation in Srinagar on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

Srinagar district with 46 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla (36), Kulgam (22), Shopian (17), Anantnag (15), Budgam (14), eleven each in Jammu and Kupwara, Pulwama (6), Bandipora (3), Ganderbal (4) and Doda (2) while one death each has been reported from Poonch, Udhampur, Rajouri and Kathua.


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