Kashmir Reports 5 Covid-19 Deaths In A Day, J&K Toll 122


Kashmir Valley on Friday reported five deaths due to covid-19, taking the fatality count due to virus in Jammu and Kashmir to 122.

Officials said that three out of these deaths took place at CD hospitals, one of the exclusive facilities for the management of the covid-19 patients. Two others, an 80-year-old from Rajbagh Srinagar and 55-year-old from Magam Tangmarg, died at SMHS hospital here.

Those succumbing to virus at CD hospital include an 80-year-old from Chatabal areas of Srinagar besides two patients from Baramulla district—both aged 70-years from Tarzoo Sopore and Baramulla areas respectively.

CD Hospital’s Medical Superintendent Dr Salim Tak told news agency GNS that the octogenarian was admitted on July 2. “The patient was suffering from hypertension, CKD, COPD and bilateral pneumonia,” he said.

Regarding patient from Tarzoo Sopore, he said, the septuagenarian was admitted on June 29. “He was having COPD and hypertension,” he said.

Earlier, a 70-year-old patient from Baramulla, who was running a medical shop, died at the hospital.
“The patient was shifted to CD hospital on July 2 and was suffering from pneumonia, hypertension, diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD),” he said.

Dr Nazir Choudhary, Medical Superintendent SMHS said that the octogenarian from Rajbagh area of Srinagar died at around 12:30 a.m.
“He was admitted on July 2 and had bilateral pneumonia and heart ailments,” he said.

Later in the day, a 55-year-old male patient from Magam Tangmarg with “appendicular lump and bilateral pneumonia” died at the hospital, Dr Choudhary added.

With the death, 122 people so far have succumbed to the virus in J&K— 108 from the Valley and 14 from Jammu division.

Srinagar district with 29 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla (21), Kulgam (16), Shopian (13), Budgam (10), Anantnag (9), Jammu(8), Kupwara (6), Pulwama (four), Doda (2) while one death each has been reported from Bandipora, Poonch, Udhampur, Rajouri and Kathua.



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