COVID-19: Two more die, J&K tally rises to 135

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SRINAGAR —  Kashmir Valley reported two more deaths on Monday due to COVID-19, taking the death toll due to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir to 135.

Sources said that the victims are residents of Baramulla and Budgam.

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One is 90-year-old man from Tangmarg area of Baramulla and the other one is a 56-year-old male from Kralpora Budgam.

“The 90 year-old man from Baramulla was admitted on June 26 and died at 2:00 AM early morning today. He was suffering from hypertension, cardiac ailments and bilateral pneumonia, Medical Superintendent CD Hospital, Dr. Saleem Tak, said.

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With regard to 56-year-old man from Budgam district, he said he was suffering from HTN, CKD and bilateral community acquired pneumonia. Patient was also on dialysis as well. He expired today early morning at 4 AM, Medical Superintendent, Dr Farooq Jan of SKIMS, said.

With the deaths, 135 people have succumbed to the virus in J&K—119 from the Valley and 14 from Jammu division.

Srinagar district with 32 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla (24), Kulgam (16), Shopian (13), Anantnag (11), Budgam (10), Jammu (8), Kupwara (7), Pulwama (4), Bandipora (3), Doda (2) while one death each has been reported from Ganderbal, Poonch, Udhampur, Rajouri and Kathua.

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