COVID-19: J&K records 5 fresh deaths in a day, toll 148 | KNO

COVID-19: J&K records 5 fresh deaths in a day, toll 148 | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, July 08 (KNO): Jammu and Kashmir Wednesday recorded five fresh deaths due to the deadly virus taking the total number of people who died due to the deadly pandemic in UT to 148 Of the five deaths, two patients died at Chest Diseases hospital and two at SMHS hospital and one at SKIMS Soura. Medical Superintendent CD hospital Dr Salim Tak told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that a 44-year-old patient from Sopore area of Baramulla died at the hospital after testing positive for the virus. “The Sopore patient as suffering from bilateral pneumonia and had respiratory failure. He was on ventilator,” Dr Tak said. “He died today morning.” About the 75-year-old Batamaloo resident, Dr Tak said that the patient was suffering from chronic kidney disease, hypertension, and hypothyroidism and had bilateral pneumonia. “He died a day after he was admitted to the hospital,” he said. A 65-year-old man from Nadihal, Baramulla had died at SMHS hospital.  “The patient was admitted to the SMHS hospital on July 6. He had tested positive. The patient was sick and underlying medical conditions that include bilateral pneumonia,” Dr Nazir Choudhary Medical Superintendent SMHS told KNO He said that 70-year-old woman from South Kashmir’s Shopian district was admitted in the hospital with breathing issues on July 6. “She had tested positive for the virus and died late last evening,” Dr Choudhary said. The fifth Covid death took place in SKIMS, Soura. Dr Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS, Soura said that a woman, aged 36 from Nehru Park area of Srinagar, died due to cardiopulmonary arrest at early morning today. “She had a history of hypertension and had gone for renal transplant in 2016. She was admitted in the hospital on June 28 after complaining of breathlessness,” Dr Jan said, adding that the deceased was tested positive for the virus. With the fresh five COVID deaths in the J&K, the number of people who died to the deadly pandemic in UT so far has reached to 148 of which 134 were from Kashmir region and 14 from Jammu—(KNO)