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COVID-19 continues to kill people in J&K: Five more die, toll 127

Jehangeer Ganaie

Srinagar, July 04 : Jammu and Kashmir continues to witness Covid-19 related deaths as five more people breathed their last due to the dreaded pandemic on Saturday taking the total number of Covid deaths in the UT to 127.

The five fresh deaths include 75-year-old male from Dialgam, Anantnag district, 65-year-old from Alastang, Ganderbal and 80-year-old man from Baramulla district, 65-year old man from Chogal, Handwara in Kupwara district and 75-year- old woman from Makdoom Sahib area of Srinagar.

Dr Shifa Deva, Medical Superintendent at JVC Bemina hospital told news agency KNO that a 65-year-old male from Chogal Handwara, who was shifted from SKIMS, Soura hospital last night, died at JVC on Saturday morning at around 5 am. She said the patient was suffering from bilateral pneumonia, diabetes, hypertension and ailments. “The samples of man were taken on the same day of his admission the results of which came as positive,” she said.

Dr Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent at SKIMS Soura said that a 75-year-old man from Dialgam Anantnag died on Saturday, adding that the patient was admitted on July 1 in Ward 2-A and was shifted to Infectious Disease block after he was tested positive for the Covid-19.

The patient was suffering from bilateral community acquired pneumonia with type 1 respiratory failure and expired at 7:15 am, he said.

He further stated that a 65-year-old man from Alasteng, Ganderabal who was admitted on 29 June 2020 in Ward 2A and was tested positive Covid-19 and was later shifted to Infectious Disease Block where he died on Saturday at around 9 am.

Patient was having many underlying problems like Dementia with Type 1 Respiratory Failure with Encephalopathy and Urosepsis,” he said.

He further said that an 80-year-old man from Baramulla was tested positive a day after his death.  His samples were taken on Friday and he died at around 6:30 Pm on Friday, hours after he was admitted at SKIMS, he said, adding that the patient was suffering from Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome (MODS).

Dr Nazir Choudhary, Medical Superintendent at SMHS told that a 75-year old from Makdoom Sahab area of Srinagar who was admitted on July 03 died on Saturday.

“She was already in critical condition and was suffering from hypertension and many other ailments,” he said, adding that the patient was tested positive after her death.

With fresh five deaths, the death toll in Jammu and Kashmir has mounted to 127 including 113 from Kashmir and 14 from Jammu division.

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