15 More Die Of Covid-19 In Kashmir, J&K toll 581

Srinagar, August 19: Kashmir Valley reported fifteen more covid-19 related deaths since overnight, taking the fatality count due to the virus to 581, officials said on Wednesday.

Regarding those who lost the battle to the disease, they said, seven were residents of Srinagar, three each Budgam and Kupwara besides one each Baramulla and Shopian.

A 75-year-old woman from Chattabal Srinagar who was diagnosed with bilateral community acquired pneumonia died at SMHS hospital, a week after she was admitted there, officials said.

A 55-year-old woman from Rainawari Srinagar who was also diagnosed with bilateral community acquired pneumonia died at wee hours today, a day after admitted to the hospital, they said.

An elderly man from Shallateng also passed away at the hospital, two days after he was admitted there and subsequently diagnosed with bilateral community acquired pneumonia, they said.

A 43-year-old man from Hawal Srinagar died at SKIMS Soura, a day after he was admitted to the tertiary care hospital and tested positive subsequently.

A 57-year-old man from Buchpora Srinagar died at SKIMS Soura, nineteen days after he was admitted, they said.

A 72-year-old man from Sebdan Budgam died at CD hospital Dalgate here, two days after he was referred from Chanapora to the exclusive facility for the management of the covid-19 patients. Diagnosed with pneumonia, diabetes and acute kidney injury, a doctor at the hospital said that the septuagenarian’s condition deteriorated and today he developed bradycardia followed by cardiac arrest. “He died at around 8 a.m.,” the doctor added.

A 60-year-old woman from Lal Chowk Srinagar who was suffering from hypertension, diabetes and Hypothyroid besides pneumonia died due to cardiac arrest at CD hospital at 4: 50 p.m. today. Also a 65-year-old woman from Hawal died due to the virus, officials said.

Two other Budgam residents— a nonagenarian woman from Budibagh Choon and a 65-year-old resident from Malpora Chadoora—died last night, they added.

Among three deaths reported from Kupwara includes an 80-year-old of Tanghdar Kupwara who was admitted to SMHS hospital on August 16 and diagnosed with bilateral CAP with “hypoxemia” died this afternoon.

Regarding fatality from Shopian, they said, a 70-year-old woman from Wachi died at Government Medical College Anantnag few days ago and was included in the official list along with that of a resident from Baramulla and two other residents from Kupwara.

With these deaths, officials said, 581 people have succumbed to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir sofar—540 from the Valley and 41 from Jammu division.

Srinagar district with 186 deaths tops the list followed by Baramulla (89), Budgam (46), Anantnag (43), Kulgam (31), Pulwama (40), Kupwara (39), Shopian (26), Jammu (29), Bandipora(23), Ganderbal (14), Rajouri (3), two each in Doda, Poonch and Udhampurbesides one each in Ramban, Samba, and Kathua. (GNS)

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