Retired Srinagar Doctor Dies of Covid-19, J&K Toll 54

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Srinagar- A 74-year-old retired doctor, who was COVID-19 positive, died at a hospital here, officials said on Saturday taking the number of fatalities due to coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir to 54.

A retired doctor from Parray Pora area of the city here passed away due to cardiac arrest at SKIMS hospital, Bemina at around 1 am last night, the officials said.

They said the man had tested positive for COVID-19.

He was admitted to the hospital on June 2 and was suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

His condition turned critical on June 9 and he was shifted to the ICU of the hospital where he passed away, the officials said.

With this fatality, the death toll due to the pathogen has risen in Jammu and Kashmir to 54— 48 in Valley and 6 in Jammu division.

So far Srinagar district with thirteen deaths due to the virus has the highest fatalities, followed by ten in Baramulla, eight in Kulgam, five in Anantnag, four in Shopian, three in Kupwara & Jammu , two each in Budgam & Pulwama while one death each has been reported in Bandipora, Doda, Rajouri & Udhampur.   

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