J&K Reports 4 more covid-19 deaths, toll 242

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Srinagar, July 19: Jammu and Kashmir reported four more deaths attributed to covid-19, taking the fatality count to 242 in J&K.
Officials said fresh deaths include an 80-year-old woman from Rainawari Srinagar, a 59-year-old man from Turkawangan Shopian, a 75-year-old woman from Tumulahal Pulwama and a 70-year-old man from Bunglow Bagh Baramulla.
Earlier an 84-year-old man from Baramulla and other a 50-year-old woman from Rajouri district died.
Regarding the octogenarian, they said, he was admitted to SKIMS Soura on July 16 as a case of “bilateral CAP (community acquired pneumonia) in ward 3A.” “The patient expired at 11:15 p.m.,” a senior doctor at SKIMS said.
As regards the quinquagenarian woman from Rajouri, a senior doctor at GMC Jammu said she was admitted to the hospital on July 16. “She passed away at 2 a.m.,” the doctor added.
With these deaths, 223 people in Kashmir and 19 in Jammu have died so far due to the covid-19.
Srinagar district with 60 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla (50), Kulgam (24), 18 each in Shopian, Anantnag and Budgam, Kupwara (13), Pulwama (13), Jammu(11), Bandipora (5), Ganderbal (4), two each in Rajouri and Doda and one each in Poonch, Udhampur, and Kathua.


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