Two more deaths take J&K COVID-19 tally to 204

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Kashmir Valley reported two more deaths due to covid-1, taking the fatality count due to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir to 204, officials said on Wednesday.

Dr. G H Yatoo, Nodal Officer Coronavirus Control Measures at SKIMS Soura told news agency GNS that a 60-year-old man from Saida Kadal Srinagar died at 8:30 a.m. today. Admitted on July 14, the sexagenarian was in medical emergency and his sample was taken yesterday. “The body was kept in mortuary and the patient tested covid-19 positive,” he added.  

Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner Budgam, Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza, told GNS that a 70-year-old patient from Rathsuna area of the central Kashmir district was found positive for Covid-19 after death today. 

Earlier, Valley reported seven covid-19 related deaths and six of them were reported from SKIMS Soura, the tertiary care hospital in outskirts of Srinagar, and one from GMC Anantnag.  

Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent of the SKIMS Soura, told GNS that three of those who died were from Baramulla, two from Srinagar and one from Pulwama district.

Regarding deaths from the north Kashmir district, he said a 60-year-old woman from Sopore who was admitted on July 13 as a “case of SAH (Subarachnoid hemorrhage) expired at 4:00 a.m. today in ward 2A.” 

He said an 85-year-old from Ladoora area of the district who was referred from GMC Baramulla “as a diagnosed case of covid positive with hypertension, CVD, COPD bilateral community acquired pneumonia (CAP)” died at 6:30 a.m. “The patient was shifted here in need of ventilatory support but was declared dead at 6:30 a.m.”

Later, at around 7 a.m., a 60-year-old man from Hathlango Sopore with underlying “hypertension, hypothyroid, BHP B/L CAP” died at the hospital, Professor Jan said.

Earlier, a 52-year-old man from Lalbazaar Srinagar who was admitted on July 13 as a “case of b/l CAP with ARDS and was covid positive” died at 2:00 a.m., Professor Jan said.

Prior to him, Professor Jan said, a 70-year-old man from Illahibagh Srinagar who was admitted on July 5 “as a case of hypertension,  B/l CAP, Shock and MODS” died at 12 midnight. 

Regarding the fatality from southern Kashmir district, Professor Jan said that a 77-year-old man from New Colony Pulwama died at 12:30 a.m.

 “He was admitted on July 11 in ward 2A as a case of CAP and was covid positive,” he added.

Meanwhile, a 65-year-old male covid-19 patient from Takiya Khrewan died at GMC Anantnag, hospital Medical Superintendent Dr Majid Mahrib told GNS. “He was admitted on July 4 and died last night.”

With these deaths, 186 people in Kashmir and 18 in Jammu have died so far due to the covid-19. 

Srinagar district with 49 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla (40), Kulgam (22), Shopian (17), Anantnag (16), Budgam (15), eleven each in Jammu and Kupwara, Pulwama (7), Bandipora (3), Ganderbal (4) and Doda (2) while one death each has been reported from Poonch, Udhampur, Rajouri and Kathua.