Covid-19 claims 5 more lives in J&K, toll mounts to 127

Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): In Jammu and Kashmir today, five more people died due to coronavirus, taking the total number of deaths to 127 in the Union Territory.

The fresh deaths include 75-year-old male from Dialgam, Anantnag district, 65-year-old from Alastang, Ganderbal, 80-year-old man from Baramulla district, 65-year old man from Chogal, Handwara in Kupwara district and 75-year-old woman from Makdoom Sahib area of Srinagar.

Shifa Deva, Medical Superintendent at JVC Bemina hospital said that a 65-year-old male from Chogal Handwara, who was shifted from SKIMS, Soura hospital last night, died today morning at around 5am.

Deva said that the patient was suffering from bilateral pneumonia, diabetes, hypertension and ailments. “The samples of the patient were taken on the same day of his admission the results of which came as positive,” she said.

Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent at SKIMS Soura said that a 75-year-old man from Dialgam, Anantnag, died today, adding that the patient was admitted on July 1 in Ward 2-A and was shifted to Infectious Disease block after he was tested positive for the Covid-19.

The patient was suffering from bilateral community acquired pneumonia with type 1 respiratory failure, Jan said.

He further stated that a 65-year-old man from Alasteng, Ganderabal who was admitted on June 29 in Ward 2A was tested positive Covid-19 and was later shifted to Infectious Disease Block.

Jan further said that an 80-year-old man from Baramulla was tested positive a day after his death.  His samples were taken on Friday and he died at around 6:30 pm on Friday, hours after he was admitted at SKIMS, he said, adding that the patient was suffering from Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome (MODS).

Nazir Choudhary, Medical Superintendent at SMHS said that a 75-year old woman from Makdoom Sahab area of Srinagar who was admitted on July 3 died today. “She was already in critical condition and was suffering from hypertension and many other ailments,” he said, adding that the patient was tested positive after her death.

With fresh five deaths, the death toll in Jammu and Kashmir has mounted to 127 including 113 from Kashmir and 14 from Jammu division.

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