COVID-19 in J&K: 600 dead as virus claims 12 more lives including that of a CRPF trooper in Valley

Srinagar, Aug 21:  12 more people, one of them a CRPF trooper, died due to covid-19 since overnight, taking the fatality count due to the virus to 598 in Jammu and Kashmir.

The officials said that among the victims five were residents of Budgam, three from Srinagar besides one each from Baramulla, Pulmama, Shopian and Bandipora districts.

A man from Chadoora, who was admitted to SMHS hospital in wee hours, died at SMHS hospital this afternoon, they said. “He tested positive on rapid Antigen test,” they said.

A woman from Chadoora who was admitted on August 20 as a case of “T2DM with HTN” died in the hospital late on Friday, they said.

A 74-year-old man from Kralpora Budgam died, two days after he was admitted to the SKIMS Bemina, one among the exclusive facilities for the management of covid-19 patients in Valley, they said.

Another patient, a 70-year-old woman from Chattabal Srinagar also died at SKIMS Bemina and according to a doctor there both patients were suffering from pneumonia besides underlying ailments.

An 85-year-old man from Dragbal Pampore died at SKIMS Soura, a week after he was admitted to the tertiary care hospital, they said.

A 52-year-old CRPF man from 61 battalion Shivpora who was admitted since August 18 died at SKIMS Soura this afternoon along with a 70-year-old man from Budina Budgam who passed away a after he was admitted to the tertiary care facility.

A 67-year-old man from Dalgate Srinagar died at CD hospital, also among exclusive facilities for the management of the covid-19 patients. Admitted on August 11, the sexagenarian was suffering various ailments and died this afternoon, the officials said.

“He was a known case of COPD, Hypothyroidism, T2DM and HTN. He was admitted to ICU where he had sudden cardiopulmonary arrest and was declared dead at 11:30 a.m.,” a doctor at the hospital said.

A 70-year-old woman, admitted to SMHS hospital with bilateral CAP on August 20, died, they said. “Her Covid-19 report was detected positive,” they said.

A 60-year-old from Bamroo Magam in Budgam and an 80-year-old man from Pattan, having severe covid-19 pneumonia, died last night at SMHS hospital, they added.

A 78-year-old man from Shopian “who known was a known case of hypertension, diabetes and COPD” died at Srinagar hospital, an official of the south Kashmir district told GNS.

With these deaths, officials said, 601 people have succumbed to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir so far—560 from the Valley and 41 from Jammu division. (GNS)

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