CRPF man among three more patients die of COVID in J&K, toll 437

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Three more patients, including a CRPF man who were tested positive for COVID-19, died on Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir, taking the number of deaths due to the virus to 437 in the Union Territory.

Officials told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that three patients who died include a 50-year-old CRPF man of 43 Battalion, a 65-year-old male from Rusoo Budgam and a 42-year-old male from Patoli Jammu.

An official from CD hospital said that a 50-year-old CRPF man of 43 battalion at Humhama, who is a resident of Uttar Pradesh was admitted on 27 July and died on Thursday.

He said that his second sample was tested negative on Wednesday and he was feeling better, however, he died suddenly due to Cardiac arrest.

An official from SMHS said that a 65-year-old man from Rusoo Budgam who was admitted on 25 July with diabetes, bilateral Pneumonia and hypertension died on Thursday.

An official from GMC Jammu told KNO that a 42-year-old man from Patoli Jammu who was admitted on 05 August with hypertension, hypothyroid, diabetes mellitus, chronic kidney disease and diabetic nephropathy and was on oxygen support, died on Thursday. He was tested positive for COVID-19 on August 04, he said.

Earlier, four patients including a 55-year-old from Shopian (Naib tehsildar), an 82-year-old man from Nowgam Srinagar, an 80-year-old male from Mallabagh and 68-year-old female from Handwara also died of COVID-19.

With three more deaths, the death toll due to COVID-19 in J&K has reached to 437 including 405 from Kashmir division and 32 from Jammu division.