Coronavirus: J&K toll rises to 80 as two more die

Death from COVID-19

SRINAGAR — The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 80 in Jammu and Kashmir as two more patients succumbed to the deadly virus.

As per details, swab sample report of an 80-year-old woman, who passed away at a hospital here, returned positive for the novel coronavirus on Saturday.

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Dr Nazir Choudhary, Medical Superintendent SMHS Hospital, said that the woman had underlying ailments related to chest and kidney.

CMO Kulgam, Dr Fazil Kochak, however, said that the woman’s body was taken forcibly by attendants soon after her death at SMHS Hospital Srinagar. A resident of Khudwani, the elderly woman was admitted to the hospital on June 18 and her swab sample was taken on the same day.

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Another patient, 65-year-old man from Kanihama Magam area of Budgam also died due to the virus, whose death took the toll to 80 in the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

Medical Superintendent at SKIMS, Professor Farooq Jan said that a swab sample of a 65-year-old man from Kanihama Magam area of Budgam tested positive this afternoon. He said that the patient died on Friday.

Earlier two women—a 40-year-old from Safa Kadal Srinagar and a 55-year-old from Tujan Pulwama district died SKIMS Soura and CD hospital here.

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