5 Deaths Due To Covid-19 In A Day, J&K Toll 46

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Srinagar, June 08: Jammu and Kashmir on Monday reported five deaths due to covid-19, taking the fatality toll due to the virus in J&K to 46.
Dr Nazir Choudhary, medical superintendent SMHS hospital, said that the 70-year-old woman from Baramulla, admitted on June 6, died this evening. “She had bilateral pneumonia,” he said, adding, “Her body has been kept in mortuary and would be handed over toe the family as per covid-19 protocol.”
Earlier, he said, 55-year-old covid-19 patient, a resident of Pampore in Pulwama district, died of “pneumonia among other underlying ailments”.
A 65-year-old man from Handwara died at CD hospital here, eleven days after he was admitted to the facility, one of the exclusive institutes meant for the management the Covid-19 patients in Kashmir Valley.
Dr Salim Tak, Medical Superintendent CD hospital, said that the covid-19 positive sexagenarian had multiple underlying ailments and died this afternoon. With the fatalities, the number of the people succumbing to the virus in J&K has gone up to 45.
Last night, a 40-year-old paramilitary CRPF trooper and a 35-year-old resident of Khaniyar Srinagar died at two hospitals here.
Meanwhile, a 35-year-old man from Miskeen Bagh Khaniyar died last night at CD hospital, hours after he was shifted from SMHS hospital after he tested positive for the virus, Dr Salim Tak said.
So far Srinagar district with 12 deaths due to the virus has the highest fatalities, followed by Baramulla eight, Anantnag six, Kulgam four, three each in Shopian, Kupwara and Jammu, two in Budgam while one death each has been reported from Pulwama, Bandipora, Doda and Udhampur.

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