Kashmir reports four more deaths, J&K COVID19 toll now 169

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Four more persons died due to COVID-19 on Saturday, taking the total number of fatalities due to novel Coronavirus disease in Jammu and Kashmir to 169.

In all nine covid-19 patients have died in Jammu and Kashmir today.

The fresh deaths include a 45-year-old and a 65-year-old man from Kanipora and Habba Kadal areas of Srinagar respectively. The others include women, both aged 56, from Nunar Ganderbal and Shalimar Srinagar.  

Medical superintendent SKIMS, Dr Farooq Jan told new agency GNS that the woman from Shalimar was admitted on July 10 and had bilateral Community acquired pneumonia  and T1RF. “She was in ward 2A and died at 12:30 p.m.  “Her test came positive for covid-19 later,” he said.  

Regarding Shalimar woman, Professor Farooq said that she died at 05:10 p.m. with cause of death being cardiopulmonary arrest. “She was admitted on July 6 and was known case of B/L CAP with HTN with DM.”

Meanwhile, a 65-year-old man from Srinagar’s Habba Kadal area died at CD hospital here. “The patient was diabetic, hypertensive and had bilateral pneumonia,” Dr Salim Tak, Medical Superintendent CD hospital told GNS.  

The 45-year-old man from Kanipora Srinagar died at SMHS hospital. “He had bilateral pneumonia,” Dr Nazir Choudhary, Medical Superintendent SMHS hospital, told GNS.  

Earlier, a 73-year-old man from Pattan area of Baramulla district died SKIMS, two days after he was admitted. The septuagenarian was suffering “COPD with pancytopenia with B/L lung infiltrates”, Professor Farooq told GNS. 

Prior to him, a 55-year-old man from Bari Brahmana died at Government Medical College Jammu. 

Medical Superintendent of GMC Jammu, Dr. Dara Singh told GNS that the quinquagenarian had comorbidities like “CA bladder and diabetes.”  He was admitted on June 29 and died today, he added. 

Previously, three persons including a 45-year-old man from Kupwara district died here due to the virus.

A resident of Trehgam, the quadragenarian succumbed at CD hospital, one of the exclusive facilities for the management of the covid-19 patients here.   

“He was having hypertension, diabetes and bilateral pneumonia. The patient was on ventilator,” Dr Salim Tak told GNS. “He was shifted from SMHS hospital on July 4 and died this morning,” Dr Tak added.  

A 25-year-old woman, resident of Hakura Anantnag, died at SMHS hospital while another fatality, a 77-year-old man from Hyerpora, was reported at SKIMS Soura here.

“The woman was having high blood pressure. Later a caesarean section was done in emergency (at LD hospital on June 27) and a male baby was born who is safe,” Dr Choudhary said. “The woman (admitted to the hospital on July 3) had intracranial hemorrhage due to high blood pressure and she was put on ventilator and died last night,” he added.   

A 77-year-old man from Hyderpora Srinagar died At SKIMS Soura and according Professor Farooq Jan, the septuagenarian was “a case of Carcinoma Urinary Bladder and was admitted with Bilateral Pneumonia With ARDS.”

“He was very sick and was on ventilator (Under Double Pressor Support) in IDB Block,” Professor Jan said, adding, “He expired at 7.45 a.m., today.” 

With these deaths, 153 people in Kashmir and 16 in Jammu division have died so far due to the virus.

Srinagar district with 43  deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla (32), Kulgam (18), Shopian (16), Anantnag (14), Budgam (11), Jammu (10), Kupwara (9), Pulwama (5), Bandipora (3), two each in Doda and GAnderbal while one death each has been reported from Poonch, Udhampur, Rajouri and Kathua.