2 More Covid-19 Patients Die In Kashmir, J&K Toll 83


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SRINAGAR- Two more COVID-19 patients died in Kashmir on Sunday, taking the death toll due to the novel Coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir to 83, officials said

Both the deaths took place at SKIMS hospital in Soura area of the city, the officials said.

A 60-year-old COVID-19 patient from south Kashmir’s Kulgam district died at the hospital on Sunday, the officials said.

They said the woman was admitted to the hospital on Saturday and tested positive for the Covid-19 on the same day.

“The patient was diagnosed of “EHBO – blockage of normal flow of bile from liver to intestinal tract – with septic shock”, the officials added.

Earlier, a 51-year-old Covid-19 patient from Rafiabad area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla died at the hospital, officials said

The man was admitted to the hospital on June 4 after testing positive for Covid-19.

They said the patient recently had a renal transplant and was scheduled for Arteriovenous Fistula but his condition deteriorated and he died due to cardiac arrest.

With these two fatalities, the death toll due to the pathogen has risen in Jammu and Kashmir to 83— 73 in Valley and 10 in Jammu division.

Srinagar, with 19 deaths tops the list of Covid-19 fatalities followed by 14 in Baramulla, 10 in Shopian, nine in Kulgam, seven in Jammu, six in Budgam, five each in Anantnag & Kupwara, three in Pulwama and one  each in Bandipora, Udhampur, Doda and Rajouri districts.

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