Srinagar: Coronavirus on Monday claimed three more lives across Jammu and Kashmir, raising the toll due to the deadly disease in the Union Territory to 31, officials said.
Dr Mir Mushtaq, Deputy Medical Superintendent District Hospital Pulwama said a 70-year-old-man was brought dead to the hospital this morning. “His swap sample was taken which came out to be positive now,” he said.
The body was kept in hospital mortuary and would be handed over to the family as per covod-19 protocol.
“The man had comorbidities like COPD,” he said.
Earlier, a 72-year-old man with comorbidities from Doda and a 45-year-old man from Shopian died at SKIMS Soura.
Professor Farooq Jan, Medical superintendent of the SKIMS Soura said that a 45-year-old man from Ramnagar area of Shopian was admitted to tertiary hospital’s emergency at 9 P.M. on Sunday as a case of “CKD, ESRD with b/l Chest infiltrates”.
“The patient had AGE like illness and was in shock. After initial stabilization, he was shifted to Ward 2A as a suspect case of COVID-19 and his nasopharyngeal swab was taken,” he said, adding, the patient expired during midnight.
“The body was kept in mortuary and all precautions were taken,” he said. The swab sample for the COVID-19 came positive at 2 P.M today, he added.
The other is a 72-year-old man from Doda district who had tested positive yesterday and died today at GMC Jammu, officials said.
“He had multiple problems like COPD and heart ailments,” Medical Superintendent GMC Jammu, Dr. Dara Singh, said. He said that test for the covid-19 had returned positive yesterday.
With these fatalities, the death toll due to the virus in J&K has gone upto 31.
So far Srinagar district has highest number of the fatalities—7 followed by Anantnag and Baramulla with five deaths each, Kulgam has reported four, three from Shopian, Budgam and Jammu have two each and one death each has been reported from Bandipora, Doda and Udhampur. (with GNS inputs)
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