Covid-19: Elderly Srinagar Woman Tests Postive After Death, J&K Toll 20

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Funeral prayers of Covid-19 deceased woman from Bemina area of Srinagar [KO Photo: Abid Bhat]

Srinagar- Kashmir valley on Thursday reported second death due to covid-19 after samples of an elderly woman from Bemina Srinagar, who died at a hospital here yesterday, returned positive for the novel coronavirus.

Officials said that the 80-year-old woman from Usmania Colony Bemina Srinagar was admitted in SMHS Hospital here with “bilateral pneumonia and hypertension” on May 19 and was kept in Isolation Ward.

“She died on May 20 evening and was kept in GMC Srinagar mortuary. Her COVID-19 test report came today as positive,” said Dr. Salim Khan, nodal officer for COVID-19 at the Government Medical College Srinagar.

Earlier, around noon, a 70-year-old woman from Parisabad Budgam, who had tested positive for the disease few days ago, died at the CD hospital, one of the facilities exclusively meant for the management of the Covid-91 patients.

“She was initially admitted to the SMHS hospital on May 15, but after testing positive for coronavirus, she was shifted to the Chest Diseases hospital on May 18 as a case of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) with restrictive lung disease and COVID pneumonia, Dr Khan said.

With two deaths, the toll due to the coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir has risen to 20—18 from Kashmir and 2 from Jammu division.

The Srinagar district has reported 6 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. (With inputs from GNS)

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