Kashmir Reports 8 Covid-19 Deaths In A Day, J&K Toll 115

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Srinagar- Eight more COVID-19 positive patients died in Kashmir, taking the number of fatalities due to the disease in Jammu and Kashmir to 115, officials said on Thursday.

Among these, four COVID-19 positive patients died at SKIMS Soura hospital, three at SMHS hospital and one at CD hospital, the officials said.

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, 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.

With these deaths, the number of COVID-19 fatalities in Jammu and Kashmir has risen to 115- — 102- in Valley and 13 in 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 in Anantnag, eight each in Budgam & Jammu, six in Kupwara, four in Pulwama and one each in Bandipora, Udhampur, Doda, Kathua, Poonch and Rajouri districts.  (With inputs from GNS)

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