COVID-19 claims another life, J&K toll now 18

Coronavirus - COVID-19

SRINAGAR — A 40-year-old woman, a COVID-19 patient, from Bijbhera Anantnag died at SKIMS Soura late last night, making her the 18th victim of the novel coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Wednesday.

Nodal Officer for coronavirus control at SKIMS, Dr G H Yatoo said that the woman was admitted from last few days in the isolation ward of the tertiary care hospital and had comorbidity.

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“She was in isolation after testing positive. She was suffering from acute pancreatitis, having high mortality,” he said.

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With her death, the toll due to the coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir has risen to 18 and 16 of those who died due to the dreaded disease are from Kashmir and two from Jammu division.

The Srinagar district has reported 5 of the deaths, highest in any district, followed by Baramulla 4, Anantnag 4 while one death each has been reported in Bandipora, Budgam, Kulgam, Udhampur, and Jammu.

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