COVID-19: J&K records six deaths in a day, toll 107 | KNO

COVID-19: J&K records six deaths in a day, toll 107 | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, July 01 (KNO): The Kashmir Valley on Wednesday recorded six deaths due to Novel Coronavirus, thus taking the overall death toll due to the virus to 107 in Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory, officials said. Officials told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) six patients who died today include 75-year-old man from Sopore, 80-year-old man from Bijbehara area of Anantnag district, 50-year-old lady from Srinagar, 50-year-old woman from Kupwara, 45-year-old man from Shangus area of Anantnag and 54-year-old man from Shama Chak area of Jammu. Dr. Saleem Tak, Medical Superintendent CD hospital said that two patients one from Sopore and other from Bijbehara died at CD hospital, adding that they were suffering from Pneumonia besides respiratory diseases and other ailments. He said that the patient from Sopore died during the intervening night of Tuesday-Wednesday while the other patient from Bijbehara died on Wednesday morning. Dr G H Yatoo, Nodal Officer for COVID-19 at SKIMS told KNO that the lady from Eidgah Srinagar was admitted at SKIMS on June 19. “She was admitted as a case of Hypertension, Hypothyroidism with community acquired Pneumonia with type 1 respiratory failure,” he said. One late evening, Yatoo added that two more positive cases including a 50-year-old woman from Kupwara, 45-year-old man from Shangus area of Anantnag died at SKIMS. He said that the Kupwara woman was admitted on June 30 as a case of carcinoma of unknown origin with Right l/l dvt with anemia, adding that the patient died due to cardiopulmonary arrest. About Shangus' patient, he said the 45-year-old man was tested positive on June 28 and died today due to cardiopulmonary arrest. Meanwhile, an official told KNO that a 54-year-old man from Shama Chak area of Jammu area died at Army hospital Udhampur in the evening. With six more deaths, the death toll due to the COVID-19 has mounted to 107 in Jammu and Kashmir including 94 from Kashmir and 13 from Jammu division. Srinagar district with 25 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla (17), Kulgam (14), Shopian (12), Anantnag (9), seven each from Jammu and Budgam,  Kupwara (5), Pulwama (four) Udhampur (two) while one death each has been reported from Bandipora, Poonch, Doda, Rajouri and Kathua—(KNO)