75-year-old Kupwara man dies of covid-19, J&K toll 159

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Srinagar, July 10: A 75-year-old man from Kupwara district died of covid-19 at hospital here in Bemina, taking the number of people succumbing to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir to 159.
A resident of Chatgund area of north Kashmir, the septuagenarian was referred from SKIMS Soura, Medical Superintendent of SKIMS Bemina Dr Shifa Deva said.
“The patient was suffering from Hypertension, COPD, pneumonia and had renal injury. The patient was very sick,” she added.
Earlier, a 35-year-old covid-19 positive woman from Srinagar died at CD hospital, one of the exclusive facilities meant for the management of the covid-19 patients here. The woman was shifted from SMHS Hospital to CD hospital on July 8.
“The young woman was suffering from hypertension, acute bilateral pneumonia and respiratory distress syndrome. She died at around 9 a.m. today,” Medical Superintendent of the CD hospital Dr Salim Tak said.
Earlier, two elderly covid-19 patients from Anantnag and Srinagar districts respectively died at the hospital.
While one of them, an 80-year-old man from Kokernag area of the south Kashmir district died last night the other, an 82-year-old man from Habba Kadal area of the central Kashmir passed away early today.
Dr Tak said that the octogenarian from Kokernag area was admitted on July 4 and had bilateral pneumonia. “He died last night.”
Regarding Habba Kadal resident, Dr Tak said that he was admitted on July 7 and died this morning.
“He was diabetic, hypertensive and had Community Acquired Pneumonia,” he added.
With these deaths, 144 people in Kashmir and 15 in Jammu division have died so far due to the virus.
Srinagar district with 39 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla (31), Kulgam (18), Shopian (15), Anantnag (13), Budgam (11), Jammu (9), Kupwara (8), Pulwama (5), Bandipora (3), Doda (2) while one death each has been reported from Ganderbal, Poonch, Udhampur, Rajouri and Kathua.


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