COVID-19 claims 5 lives in a day, J&K toll crosses 100 mark

COVID-19 claims 5 lives in a day, J&K toll crosses 100 mark


Precious Kashmir News
Srinagar, Jun 30: The death toll due to COVID-19 has risen to 101 in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir with five more persons, including four from Kashmir and one from Jammu, dying due to the disease on Tuesday.

With these deaths, 65 people have lost their lives due to the infection in 26 days and 86 in 42 days in J&K, where the COVID-19 positive cases have surpassed the 7300-mark.


Official sources said a 65-year-old Srinagar resident tested positive for COVID-19, hours after he died at SHMS hospital on Tuesday.


“The patient, a resident of Qamarwari, was admitted to the hospital on Monday for chest related problem,” they said, adding the patient died on Tuesday morning. They said the swab test of the patient came positive for COVID-19 this afternoon.

They said that a 23-year-old patent from Shopian with serious head injury was shifted from SHMS hospital to Chest Disease hospital after he tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday. “The health condition of the patient deteriorated and he died on Tuesday afternoon,” they said.

They said a 65-year-old woman from Barzulla in Srinagar, who was tested positive for COVID-19, also died in CD hospital on Tuesday. “The woman, who was on a ventilator, had diabetic and hypertension, besides other ailments,” they said.

They said another COVID-19 positive patient, a 52-year-old man from Baramulla, died at S K Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Bemina. “The woman was admitted to the hospital on Saturday with bilateral Pneumonia and other ailments,” they said, adding the patient died of a massive heart attack.

Earlier in the day, an 85-year-old woman from Kathua in Jammu died due to COVID-19 in Government Medical College (GMC), Jammu.

Ten districts of Jammu have reported 12 fatalities while 89 people have lost their lived due to COVID-19 in ten districts of Kashmir.