Covid-19: Elderly Budgam Woman Dies, J&K Toll 19

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Srinagar- A 70-year-old woman, who had tested positive for COVID-19, died at CD Hospital on Thursday taking the coronavirus death toll in Jammu and Kashmir to 19, officials said.

Dr Salim Khan Nodal officer for Covid-19 at GMC Srinagar said the woman from Parisabad area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district died at CD Hospital around noon after sudden cardiac arrest.

“She was initially admitted in SMHS Hospital on May 15 and tested positive for COVID-19. She was shifted to CD Hospital Srinagar on May 18 with restrictive lung disease and COVID pneumonia,” Dr Khan said.

With her death, the toll due to the coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir has risen to 19—17 from Kashmir and 2 from Jammu division.

The Srinagar district has reported 5 of the deaths, highest in any district, followed by Baramulla 4, Anantnag 4, Budgam 2, while one death each has been reported in Bandipora, Kulgam, Udhampur, and Jammu.

 

 

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