COVID-19: J&K Reports 3 more deaths, toll 91

COVID-19: J&K Reports 3 more deaths, toll 91

Nadeem Nadu
Srinagar, June 25:  Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday reported three more death due to COVID-19, taking the fatality count due to the virus in J&K to 91.
Among them, one is from Jammu and two are from Valley including a 65-year-old woman from Budgam  and a 75-year-old whose swab sample returned positive for the pathogen two days after his death at SMHS hospital.
A resident of Nasrullahpora Budgam, the sexagenarian woman died at 05:20 p.m. due cardiopulmonary arrest, Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS Soura, told GNS.
“The patient was admitted on June 13 as Covid 19 positive patient. She was known case of HTN ,CKD STAGE-III, with Sheehans syndrome,” he said.
She was admitted through emergency and then shifted to isolation after patient came out positive on June 14, he added.
Earlier, two days after his death and subsequent burial, the swab sample result of the 75-year-old man from Mehjoor Nagar here returned positive for the covid-19 on Thursday.
Medical Superintendent SMHS hospital Dr Nazir Choudhary told GNS that the septuagenarian was admitted on June 22. His swab sample was taken at 11 p.m. on June 22 while he died at wee hours on June 23. “The family had taken the body forcibly and buried it later,” sources said.
Prior to them, a 57-year-old covid-19 positive man from Poonch with underlying health conditions including acute renal failure died at GMC Jammu.
The quinquagenarian was referred from Samba to GMC Jammu on June 19 and died late last night, sources said.  This is the first death due to the covid-19 in Poonch district, they said.
“He was diabetic and had acute renal failure,” Dr Dara Singh, Medical Superintendent JMC Jammu, told GNS. “He died late last night,” he added.
So far, 91 people have succumbed to the virus in J&K—11 from Jammu division and 80 from the Valley.
Srinagar district with 22 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla 13, Kulgam (11), 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.  (GNS)