Srinagar: The number of people succumbing to the novel coronavirus rose in Jammu and Kashmir to 109 after two covid-19 patients died at a hospital here on Thursday.
The victims include 55-year-old and 65-year-old men from Kulgam and Baramulla districts respectively and both died at SKIMS Soura, officials said.
Confirming it, Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS, said that the quinquagenarian from Yaripora area of Kulgam was admitted on June 22 and died 12:10 a.m.
“He was known case of hypertension with (type-2 diabetes) with multifocal Encephalopathy (brain disease),” he said.
Another patient—the sexagenarian from Baramulla’s Sopore town also died ten days after admission to the hospital.
“The patient was hypertensive, T2DM (type-2 diabetes) with Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) and he had sudden cardiopulmonary arrest at 3:05 a.m.” Professor Jan said.
With the deaths, 109 people so far have succumbed to the virus in J&K— 96 from the Valley and 13 from Jammu division.
Srinagar district with 25 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla (18), Kulgam (14), Shopian (12), Anantnag (9), eight each from Jammu and Budgam, Kupwara (6), Pulwama (four) while one death each has been reported from Bandipora, Poonch, Doda, Udhampur, Rajouri and Kathua.