Shopian Elderly Dies Of Covid-19, J&K Toll 64

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Srinagar- A 65-year-old Covid-19 positive man from Shopian district of south Kashmir died at a hospital here on Wednesday, taking the number of fatalities due to the disease in Jammu and Kashmir to 64, officials said.

The man from Feripora area of Shopian died of cardiopulmonary arrest at 4:15 am at SKIMS Hospital Soura, they said.

The officials said the patient was admitted to the hospital on Monday with complaints of fever and shortness of breath, and was diagnosed with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder.

The patient was on non-invasive ventilation and his son who was attending him had given negative consent for intubation, they added.

With this fatality, the death toll due to the pathogen has risen in Jammu and Kashmir to 64— 57 in Valley and 7 in Jammu division.

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

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