BSF Trooper Among 6 More Die Of covid-19, J&K Toll 139

Srinagar, July 6: A Border Security Forces trooper was among six persons who died due to covid-19 in Kashmir Valley on Monday, taking the fatality count due to the deadly virus in the J&K to 139.

The trooper from 33 Battalion died at BSF Sector Headquarters in Panthachowk due to covid-19, official sources said.

Also five other persons died, including a 55-year-old woman from Uri Baramulla along with two other persons—90-year-old man from Tangmarg and 75-year-old man from Rafiabad— from the north Kashmir’s district besides a 56-year-old man from Budgam and a 65-year-old from Kulgam.

Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS Soura, said the woman from Boniyar Uri passed away at 8 a.m. today.

“She was case of Rheumatic Heart Disease Associated with Congestive Cardiac Failure and Respiratory Tract Infection,” Professor Jan said. The quinquagenarian, he said, was in “IDB on high flow oxygen and was very sick.”

Regarding the 56-year-old man from Budgam district, Professor Jan said that he was suffering “HTN, CKD and bilateral Community acquired pneumonia.”

“The patient was also on dialysis as well. He expired today early morning at 4 am,” he said.

Meanwhile a 65-year-old man from DH Pora died at the hospital on Monday evening.

“He was admitted on 29 June in medical emergency and was shifted to Medical Observation where sample was taken. The patient came positive and was shifted to Infectious Disease Block as a case of Hypertension,T2DM with Encephalopathy with septic uremic and B/L CAP,” he said. The patient died at 9.30 p.m. today, Professor Jan added.

As regards the nonagenarian, a resident of Tangmarg area of Baramulla, Medical Superintendent CD hospital, Dr. Saleem Tak, said that he was admitted on June 26 and died at 2:00 a.m. today.

“He was suffering from hypertension, cardiac ailments and bilateral pneumonia,” he said.

Meanwhile, the 75-year-old man from Rafiabad died at SMHS hospital here, medical superintendent Dr Nazir Chouldhary said .

Admitted on July 4, he said that the septuagenarian was suffering from various ailments.

With the deaths, 139 people have succumbed to the virus in J&K— 125 from the Valley and 14 from Jammu division.
Srinagar district with 33 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla (26), Kulgam (17), Shopian (13), Anantnag (11), Budgam (10), Jammu(8), Kupwara (7), Pulwama (four), Bandipora (three), Doda (2) while one death each has been reported from Ganderbal, Poonch, Udhampur, Rajouri and Kathua. (GNS)

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