COVID-19: 45-year-old woman dies, J&K toll 93

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SRINAGAR — A day after testing positive for the novel coronavirus, a 45-year-old woman from Khanabal area of south Kashmir died at a hospital here on Saturday.

The woman’s death, second in a day on weekend, took the fatality count due to COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir to 93.

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Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS Soura, said that the woman, a resident of Batengoo Khanabal, was hypertensive, diabetic with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) and was also suffering from severe dysphagia (swallowing difficulties). She died at 11 AM today, he said.

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“She was in medical emergency and was shifted to 2A and then to infection disease block after testing positive,” he said, adding, “Her sample was taken on June 25 and tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday”.

It is pertinent to mention that Khanbal falls in medical block Kulgam.

Earlier, a 70-year-old woman from Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district tested positive for the virus, a day after her death at SHMS hospital here.

So far, 93 people have succumbed to the virus in J&K—11 from Jammu division and 82 from the Valley.

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Srinagar district with 22 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla 14, Kulgam (12), Shopian (10), seven each from Jammu and Budgam, Anantnag (6), Kupwara (5), Pulwama (four) while one death each has been reported from Bandipora, Poonch, Doda, Udhampur and Rajouri.

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