Kashmir reports sixth COVID-19 death in a day, J&K toll now 113

SRINAGAR, Jul 2 (Agencies): The death toll due to covid-19 rose to 113 in Jammu and Kashmir as one more elderly person died at a hospital here. So far, six people have died today-three each at SMHS hospital and SKIMS Soura here. These deaths also take the fatality count in Kashmir Valley to 100.
Dr Nazir Choudhary, Medical Superintendent SMHS hospital, told news agency that a 65-year-old man with “bilateral pneumonia” from Kulgam district died this afternoon. “His sample was taken as soon as he was admitted to the hospital yesterday and it came out to be positive for the virus,” he said.
Earlier, Dr Choudhary said, a 75-year-old man from Budgam district and a 65-year-old from Batamaloo Srinagar with underlying ailments including hypertension and bilateral pneumonia died at the hospital. “The woman was also suffering from Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Both of them were admitted yesterday (Wednesday),” he added.
Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS Soura said three persons died at the hospital today and among them includes a 65-year-old resident of Tarigam Kulgam who was admitted on June 23. “He was referred from GMC Anantnag in view of B/L CAP with ARDS. The patient was Covid positive and died at 2:30 p.m.,” he said.
Earlier, 55-year-old and 65-year-old men from Kulgam and Baramulla districts respectively died at the tertiary care hospital.
Professor Jan said that the quinquagenarian from Yaripora area of Kulgam was admitted on June 22 and died 12:10 a.m.
“He was known case of hypertension with (type-2 diabetes) with multifocal Encephalopathy (brain disease),” he said.

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