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3 more die of covid-19, J&K toll 174

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Srinagar, July 12: The death toll due to covid-19 in Jammu and Kashmir Valley rose to 174 as three more patients succumbed to the virus on Sunday.
All these deaths were reported from SKIMS Soura and include a 60-year-old man from Gulab Bagh Srinagar and two women— one 80-year-old woman and other 47-year-old-old— from Kulgam district of south Kashmir.
Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS Soura said that the sexagenarian from Gulab Bagh was admitted on July 9. Suffering from community acquired pneumonia (CAP) and other underlying ailments, the man was sampled for covid-19 on July 10 and came out positive next day, he said. “The patient was shifted to Ward 2A and Expired on at 03:25 a.m. today with his cause of death being cardiopulmonary arrest .”
Regarding the octogenarian woman, a resident of Budoo Kulgam, Professor Jan said that she passed away at 01:50 a.m. with cause of death being cardiopulmonary arrest. “She was admitted on June 26 as a case of ADHF ppt CAP with AF”.
As regards the 47-year-old woman from Kulgam, Professor Jan said that she died at 02:20 a.m. “with cause of death being cardiopulmonary arrest.”
“The patient was admitted on July 10 and was a known case of HTN T2DM ,CKD With CAP,” he added.
With these deaths, 157 people in Kashmir and 17 in Jammu division have died so far due to the virus.
Srinagar district with 43 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla (32), Kulgam (20), Shopian (16), Anantnag (14), Budgam (12), Jammu (10), Kupwara (9), Pulwama (5), Bandipora (3), two each in Doda and Ganderbal while one death each has been reported from Poonch, Udhampur, Rajouri and Kathua.

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