Srinagar, May 25: Two elderly persons, including a woman from Kashmir and a man from Jammu, died of COVID-19, taking the fatalities to 23 in the Union Territory of J&K, official sources said on Monday.
With these deaths, Jammu has reported three fatalities while 20 people lost their lives due to COVID-19 in Kashmir. As many as 12 people have succumbed in the last nine days in due to the infection in J&K, where the positive cases have surpassed 1600 mark.
They said that a 65-year-old woman, a resident of Kulgam, was admitted to SHMS hospital for bilateral pneumonia on Friday. However, she died after developing complication the following day.
As the woman was a potential COVID-19 case following her symptoms, a swap sample was collected and her body was kept at Government Medical College (GMC), Srinagar mortuary.
The tested results came today and she was a confirmed COVID-19 positive case. Her last rites would be held in accordance with the MHA guidelines.
Meanwhile, the test result of a 63-year-old man, a lawyer from profession, who died in a hospital in Jammu on Monday morning, also came positive for COVID-19. “The patient was admitted to Acharya Shri Chander College of Medical Science (ASCOMS) Hospital in Jammu last week for multiple complications,” the sources said.
But, they said the patient died on Sunday night. “The test result of the patient came positive for the infection on Monday morning,” they said, adding all necessary precautions were taken while the patient was treated.