Kashmir reports 2nd Covid-19 death in a day; J&K toll 15

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A 65-year-old Covid-19 patient from Kulgam died at the CD hospital here, second such death in a day and 15th in Jammu and Kashmir.

“A 65-year-old female from Kulgam, who was admitted in Surgical ICU in SMHS Hospital as case of sub dural haemorrhage (SDH) tested positive for COVID today morning and was shifted to CD Hospital Srinagar where immediately after admission she had cardiac arrest and instantly died,” Dr Salim, concerned nodal officer told GNS.

Earlier,a 75-year-old man from Anantnag died at the CD hospital.

The deaths come a day after a 29-year-old woman with underlying ailments died at the CD hospital here. She was the youngest victim of the dreaded disease in J&K so far.

With the latest fatality, 15 persons have died due to the disease so far in Jammu and Kashmir—13 of them in Kashmir and two in the Jammu division.

The Srinagar district has reported 5 of the deaths, highest in any district, followed by Baramulla (3), 2 in Anantnag while one each has been reported in Bandipora, Budgam, Kulgam, Udhampur, and Jammu.