Bijbehara Woman Dies Of Covid-19, Toll Reaches 18

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Srinagar- A 40-year-old woman, who had tested positive for COVID-19, died at Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura late Tuesday night taking the coronavirus death toll in Jammu and Kashmir to 18, officials said.

The woman from Bijbehara area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district died at tertiary care hospital late last night, said Nodal officer for coronavirus control at SKIMS, Dr G H Yatoo.

He said the woman was admitted from last few days in the isolation ward of the SKIMS soura and had comorbidity.

“She was in isolation after testing positive. She was suffering from acute pancreatitis, having high mortality,” he said.

With her death, the number of COVID-related deaths in Jammu and Kashmir has risen to 18—16 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 & Anantnag with 4 each deaths, while one each death has been reported in Bandipora, Budgam, Kulgam, Udhampur, and Jammu.

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