Srinagar, June 30: A 55-year-old covid-19 positive man from Baramulla district died at a hospital here on Tuesday, taking the fatality count due to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir to 98.
A resident of Dewan Bagh Baramulla, the man was admitted to SKIMS Bemina on June 27, hospital’s Medical Superintendent Dr Shifa Deva said. “He was suffering from pneumonia,” she said.
Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Dr G N itoo said that the man was a businessman and would be buried as per the covid-19 protocol.
This is the second death due to covid-19 in Jammu and Kashmir today as an 85-year-old woman from Basohli area of the Kathua district died at GMC Jammu earlier.
The octogenarian was the first covid-19 victim in the district.
“She was suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and was on oxygen since admission. She died at 7.30 a.m. today,” Dr. Nasib Chand Digra, Principal Dean Government Medical College Jammu.
With history of travel, she was admitted to the JMC on June 25 and was on oxygen support since, a senior doctor of the hospital said.
So far, 98 people have succumbed to the virus in J&K—12 from Jammu division and 86 from the Valley.
Srinagar district with 22 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla (16), Kulgam (13), Shopian (11), seven each from Jammu and Budgam and Anantnag and Kupwara (5), Pulwama (four) while one death each has been reported from Bandipora, Poonch, Doda, Udhampur, Rajouri and Kathua.