Coronavirus: Two south Kashmir patients die, J&K toll now 77

Death from COVID-19

SRINAGAR — The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 77 in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday as two patients from south Kashmir died at Srinagar hospitals here.

Medical Superintendent SKIMS, Dr Nazir Choudhary, said that an octogenarian man, a resident of Kilara Shopian, was admitted yesterday. “He had bilateral pneumonia and tested positive for COVID-19,” he added.

Meanwhile, a 55-year-old female who was tested positive for COVID-19 died at SKIMS on Saturday morning, officials said.

Processor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS said that a 55-year-old lady who was referred from SKIMS on June 16 died this morning.

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Dr G H Yatoo, Nodal Officer for COVID-19 at SKIMS said that the lady is from Tujan Pulwama who was referred as a case of Meningioma with Obstructive Sleep Apnea passed away at SKIMS at 6:45 AM.

He said that the patient died due to cardiopulmonary arrest and in this regard, CMO Pulwama has been informed to follow necessary protocol.

With two more deaths, the death toll of COVID-19 infected persons in J&K has reached to 77 including 68 from Kashmir and 9 from Jammu division.

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