July 2, 2020 11:15 pm

J&K Reports 10 Covid-19 Deaths In A Day, Toll Reaches 117

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Srinagar:  Jammu and Kashmir reported 10 coronavirus deaths, nine among them in Valley on Thursday, taking the total number of deaths due to the virus across the Union Territory to 117.

Among these, five COVID-19 positive patients died at SKIMS Soura hospital, three at SMHS hospital and one at CD hospital, the officials said. Besides it, reports of a man from Doda came out positive to Covid-19, two days after his death

The deaths at SKIMS Soura hospital include 2 persons from Kulgam, 65-year-old man from Shopian and a 65-year old man from Sopore, and a 75-year-old from Budgam, they said.

According to officials, a 65-year-old Covid-19 patient from Tarigam area of Kulgam died at the hospital on Thursday afternoon.

They said the sexagenarian was referred from GMC Anantnag to the hospital on June 23 in the view of B/L CAP with ARDS.

A 65-year-old man from Nadigam area of Shopian died at the hospital at 4.45 p.m, the officials said.

They said the patient was admitted in Infectious Disease Block of the hospital on Wednesday as a case of Coronary Artery Disease with bilateral Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) with Type-1 Respiratory Failure.

Earlier two Covid-19 patients died at the hospital during the Wednesday night.

A 55-year-old man from Yaripora area of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district died around midnight.

He was admitted to the hospital on June 22 with “hypertension with T2 DM with multifocal encephalopathy,” they said.

A 65-year-old man from Sopore area of north Kashmir passed away at around 3 am, the officials said.

They said he was also admitted to the hospital on June 22 and was suffering from hypertension and community-acquired pneumonia. The cause of the death was sudden cardiopulmonary arrest, the officials added.

The deaths at SMHS hospital include a 65-year-old man from Kulgam, a 65-year-old woman from Srinagar and a 75-year-old man from Budgam, the officials said.

They said the male patient from Kulgam, who had tested positive for Covid-19, died at the hospital on Thursday morning.

The patient was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday (June 30) as a case of Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP) and hypokalaemia, they said.

According to officials, the other two deaths – 65-year old woman from Batamaloo area of Srinagar and  a 75-year-old man from Wadwan area of  Budgam – occurred yesterday and their swab samples returned positive for the covid-19 today.

Both of them, who were admitted to the hospital on Wednesday, had underlying ailments including hypertension and bilateral pneumonia, the officials said, adding that the woman was also suffering from Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Meanwhile, a sexagenarian Covid-19 positive man from Habba Kadal area of Srinagar died at CD hospital, the officials said.

They said the man was admitted to the hospital on June 29 and was diabetic, hypertensive besides suffering from pneumonia and other ailments.

Late evening, another death due to Covid-19 was reported from SKIMS Soura here.

75-year-old man from Kawoosa area of Budgam district died at the hospital around 7:25 pm Thursday, five days after he was admitted.

“The patient was diagnosed MND with CAP and he died due to cardiopulmonary arrest,” Medical Superintendent SKIMS, Professor Farooq Jan said.

Meanwhile, reports of a 63-year-old man from Doda returned positive for the virus, two days after he suffered brain hemorrhage and died at the Udhampur army hospital on June 30, reports said. The sexagenarian man was initially admitted to GMC Jammu on June 20 and later shifted to Udhampur army hospital.

With the deaths, 117 people so far have succumbed to the virus in J&K— 103 from the Valley and 14 from Jammu division.

Srinagar, with 27 deaths tops the list of Covid-19 fatalities followed by 18 in Baramulla, 16 in Kulgam, 13 in Shopian, nine each in Anantnag & Budgam, eight in Jammu, six in Kupwara, four in Pulwama, two in Doda and one each in Bandipora, Udhampur, Kathua, Poonch and Rajouri districts.  (With inputs from GNS)

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