Srinagar- Two more Covid-19 positive patients died in Kashmir on Saturday, taking the number of fatalities due to the novel Coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir to 78, officials said.
The latest fatalities are two women—a 40-year-old from Srinagar and a 55-year-old from Pulwama district.
A 40-year-old woman from Safakadal area of Srinagar passed away at Chest Disease (CD) hospital on Saturday, the officials said.
The woman was admitted to the hospital on June 14 after testing positive for Covid-19, the officials said, adding that she had underlying heart ailment and was diabetic.
The second death was that of a 55-year-old Covid-19 positive woman from Tujan Pulwama who passed away at SKIMS hospital Soura on Saturday morning, the officials said.
They said the woman was referred from SMHS hospital on June 16 as a case of meningioma (brain tumor) with obstructive sleep apnea (a serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts).
The patient died at 6:45 a.m. due to cardiopulmonary arrest, they said.
With these two fatalities, the death toll due to the pathogen has risen in Jammu and Kashmir to 78— 69 in Valley and 9 in Jammu division.
So far Srinagar district with nineteen deaths due to the virus has the highest fatalities, followed by thirteen in Baramulla, ten in Shopian, eight in Kulgam, six in Jammu, five each in Anantnag, Kupwara & Budgam, three in Pulwama while one death each has been reported in Bandipora, Doda, Rajouri & Udhampur.
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