Srinagar, July 7 : Four more deaths related to COVID-19 were reported in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, taking the number of total deaths due to the pandemic to 143 in the Union Territory.
An official told KNO that four deaths include a 60-year-old woman from Kunzar, Baramulla, a 78-year-old lady from Khrew, Pulwama and 65-year-old woman from Noor Bagh, Srinagar and 62-year-old male from Batpora, Anantnag.
Dr. Saleem Tak, Medical Superintendent at CD hospital said that a woman from Kunzarwho was admitted on July 03 and was kept on ventilator died at CD hospital today morning.
He said that the patient was suffering from multiple ailments including COPD and pneumonia. A senior doctor at SMHS said that the 78-year-old woman from Khrew Pulwama who was admitted at SMHS and tested positive for Covid-19 died today. He said that the woman was tested positive a few hours after her death. Tehsildar Pampore Ishtiyaq Mohiuudin also confirmed to KNOthat an elderly woman from Khrew area of Pampore died at SMHS and that she was tested positive for Covid-19.
Dr. Nazir Choudary said that a 65-year-oldwoman from Noor Bagh, Srinagar who was admitted in triage ward of SMHS was suffering from multiple ailments.
He said that the woman tested positive after her death. Dr Farooq Jan, Medical super indent at SKIMS, Soura while confirming the fourth Covid death in a day, said that a 65-year-old man from Batpora,Anantnag district died this evening.
“He was admitted on July 6 to the hospital and was having hypertension, and other underlying medical conditions. He was tested positive for virus today,” DrJan said.
With four more deaths, the toll in Jammu and Kashmir has reached to 143 including 129 from Kashmir and 14 from Jammu division.