2 More Elderly Die Of Covid-19 In Kashmir, J&K Toll 71

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Srinagar- Two more elderly Covid-19 patients from Kashmir died at a hospital in Srinagar, taking the total number of fatalities due to the novel coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir to 71, officials said on Thursday.

A 80 year-old man from Srinagar’s Nawa Bazar area was admitted to SMHS hospital on June 16 and died the next day, the officials said.

They said the octogenarian was having Hypertension and bilateral pneumonia besides other underlying ailments.

A 65-year-old man from Chakoora area of Shopian also died at SMHS hospital, the officials said.

They said the patient was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday with “acute breathlessness.

With two more fatalities, the death toll due to the pathogen has risen in Jammu and Kashmir to 71— 62 in Valley and 9 in Jammu division.

So far Srinagar district with sixteen deaths due to the virus has the highest fatalities, followed by twelve in Baramulla, eight each in Kulgam & Shopian, six in Jammu, five each in Anantnag, Kupwara & Budgam, two in Pulwama while one death each has been reported in Bandipora, Doda, Rajouri & Udhampur. (with GNS inputs)

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