BSF trooper dies of Coronavirus in Panthachowk, toll 137 in JK

Srinagar, July 6: A paramilitary BSF trooper died of covid-19 here on Monday, taking the fatality count due to the deadly virus in Jammu and Kashmir to 137.

The trooper from 33 Battalion died at BSF Sector Headquarters in Panthachowk , official sources said.

Previously, three persons including a 55-year-old woman from Uri in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district died here.

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.”

Earlier in the day two patients—56-year-old from Budgam and 90-year-old from Baramulla district, died here.

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.

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.

With the deaths, 137 people have succumbed to the virus in J&K— 123 from the Valley and 14 from Jammu division.

Srinagar district with 33 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla (25), Kulgam (16), 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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