CRPF jawan among four more died due to COVID-19 in J&K; toll rises to 45


SRINAGAR, Jun 8 (Agencies): A resident of Pampore died of Covid-19 on Monday, becoming the fourth casualty of the novel Coronavirus in the day as overall toll mounted to 45 in Jammu and Kashmir.
Dr Nazir Choudhary, medical superintendent SMHS hospital informed that the 55-year-old covid-19 patient, a resident of Pampore in Pulwama district, died of “pneumonia among other underlying ailments”.
Earlier, a 65-year-old man from Handwara died at CD hospital here, eleven days after he was admitted to the facility, one of the exclusive institutes meant for the management the Covid-19 patients in Kashmir Valley.
Dr Salim Tak, Medical Superintendent CD hospital, said that the covid-19 positive sexagenarian had multiple underlying ailments and died this afternoon.
Jammu and Kashmir witnessed two more COVID-19 deaths as a CRPF man posted in South Kashmir’s Anantnag District died at SKIMS Soura while as a civilian from Khanyar area of Srinagar who had met accident and shifted to SMHS and then to CD hospital also breathed his last early morning Monday. Doctors said both the deceased had tested positive for the deadly virus.
A doctor at SKIMS Soura said that a CRPF man with certain underlying illness was admitted in the hospital on June 4. “His samples were taken and he had tested positive for the virus. His condition deteriorated today morning and he died in the wee hours,” the doctor said.
Assistant Commandant and CRPF spokesman for (Ops) in Kashmir Junaid Khan also confirmed the death of the CRPF man, who was posted with the 90 battalion. “He was a bit sick and had tested positive for the virus,” he said.
Asked whether the body of the deceased CRPF trooper would be dispatched to his native place, he said higher ups will take a call on the issue. This is the first Covid death in paramilitary CRPF in Kashmir since the outbreak of pandemic.
A Srinagar man, who had met with an accident and was first admitted at SMHS, wherefrom he was shifted to CD hospital Srinagar after testing positive, also breathed his last today morning.
Dr Saleem Tak, Medical Superintendent CD hospital confirmed that a 35-year-old male died of Covid infection at CD hospital in the wee hours. “He was an accident patient and had transmitted the virus,” he said.
With the fatalities, the number of the people dying due to the virus in J&K has gone up to 45. So far Srinagar district with 12 deaths due to the virus has the highest fatalities, followed by Baramulla seven, Anantnag six, Kulgam four, three each in Shopian, Kupwara and Jammu, two in Budgam while one death each has been reported from Pulwama, Bandipora, Doda and Udhampur.

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