Covid-19: J&K Reports 2 More Deaths, Toll 65

Covid-19: J&K Reports 2 More Deaths, Toll 65



Srinagar, June 17: Kashmir Valley reported two more death due to covid-19 on Wednesday as a 65-year-old man from Shopian and a 70-year-old- from Baramulla succumbed at SKIMS Soura and SMHS hospital here, taking the fatality count due to the virus in J&K to 65.

Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS, told GNS that the sexagenarian from Feripora area of Shopian was admitted on June 15 with complains of fever, shortness of breath with a diagnosis of Acute exacerbration of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

“The patient was on non invasive ventilation as his attendant (son) had given negative consent for intubation,” he said.

The man died at 04:15 a.m. with cause of death being cardiopulmonary arrest, he added.

Meanwhile, 70-year-old resident of Khanpora died of the disease at SMHS hospital here.

Confirming it, Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Dr G N Itoo told GNS septuagenarian, a resident of Khanpora had
bilateral pneumonia. “He was admitted to SMHS hospital on June 15 and died today,” he added.

So far, 65 people have succumbed to the virus in J&K—Seven from Jammu and 57 from Valley. Srinagar district with 15 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla 12, Kulgam (eight), Shopian (seven), Anantnag (six), Kupwara (five), Jammu (four), Budgam (three), Pulwama (two) while one death each has been reported from Bandipora, Doda, Udhampur and Rajouri.(GNS)


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