COVID-19: Kashmir reports four more deaths, toll mounts to 175

Srinagar: A 55-year-old COVID-19 pateint from Ganderbal district died at a hospital in Srinagar on Sunday, taking the death count due to the virus to 175 in J&K.

Earlier in the day, three more people died due to the coronavirus at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Srinagar.

“The woman was admitted on 9 July and died at 9:15 a.m. due to cardiopulmonary arrest,” Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS Soura told a local news agency, Global News Service.

“She was a case of ICSOL (Intra-cranial space occupying lesion),” he added.

Earlier, a 60-year-old man from Gulab Bagh Srinagar and two women— one 80-year-old woman and other 47-year-old-old— from Kulgam district of south Kashmir died at the hospital.

Professor Jan said that the sexagenarian from Gulab Bagh was admitted on 9 July.

Suffering from community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) and other underlying ailments, the man was sampled for COVID-19 on 10 July and came out positive the next day, he said. “The patient was shifted to Ward 2A and expired at 03:25 a.m. today with his cause of death being cardiopulmonary arrest.”

As regards with the 47-year-old woman from Kulgam, Professor Jan said that she died at 02:20 a.m. “with cause of death being cardiopulmonary arrest.” “The patient was admitted on July 10 and was a known case of HTN T2DM ,CKD With CAP,” he added.

With these deaths, 157 people in Kashmir and 17 in Jammu division have died so far due to the virus.

Srinagar district with 43 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla (32), Kulgam (20), Shopian (16), Anantnag (14), Budgam (12), Jammu (10), Kupwara (9), Pulwama (5), Bandipora (3), Ganderbal (3) and Doda (2) while one death each has been reported from Poonch, Udhampur, Rajouri and Kathua. (GNS)

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