Another Covid-19 Patient Dies In Kashmir, J&K Toll 85

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Srinagar-  A 58-year-old Covid-19 patient from south Kashmir’s Anantnag district died at a hospital here, taking the number of fatalities due to the novel Coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir to 85, officials said.

The Covid-19 patient, hailing from Kokernag area of Anantnag district died at CD hospital Srinagar on Monday afternoon, the officials said.

They said the Patient was shifted to the hospital from GMC Anantnag on Friday and was suffering from thyroid and pneumonia.

“The patient was on ventilator and died at around 4 p.m,” the officials said.

Earlier, a 65-year-old Covid-19 patient from South Kashmir’s Pulwama district died at SMHS hospital, officials said.

The patient, hailing from Kakapora area of Pulwama, was suffering from bilateral pneumonia, hypertension and diabetes. He died at the SMHS hospital here on Sunday night, the officials said.

“His COVID-19 test results came positive on Monday morning,” they added.

With this fatality, the death toll due to the pathogen has risen in Jammu and Kashmir to 85— 75 in Valley and 10 in Jammu division.

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

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