Srinagar, July 27: Ten persons including a National Conference block president died of COVID-19 in Kashmir on Monday taking the death toll due to pandemic in the Union Territory to 328.
Officials told KNO that ten patients who were tested positive for Covid-19 and died include a 65-year-old from Safakadal Srinagar, a 65-year-old from Hanjoora village of Chadoora district Budgam, a-60-year-old man from Hawal Srinagar, a 60-year old man from Bemina Srinagar, a 70-year-old man from Behipora village of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district, 60-year-old man from Buchpora, Srinagar, an 85-year-old man from Samboora Pulwama, an 85-year-old man from Barzulla Srinagar, a 70-year-old man from Eidgah Srinagar and a 69-year-old man from Hyderpora Srinagar
An official at SMHS hospital said that a patient from Safakadal was admitted a few days ago with hypertension and bilateral pneumonia. The patient died on Sunday evening and tested positive for COVID-19 posthumously.
Official sources said that the patient was the Block President of the National Conference at Eidgah constituency.
An official at SKIMS said that a patient from Budgam was admitted on 21 July, died on Monday morning
He added that a patient from Hawal was admitted on 18 July with multiple ailments and died in the intervening night of Sunday-Monday.
Regarding a patient from Bemina, he said that the patient was admitted on 25 July, with community acquired pneumonia and died on Monday morning.
Regarding a patient from Kulgam he said that patient was admitted in the wee hours of Monday and he succumbed after arrival. He further said that a patient from Buchpora who was admitted on 23 July, died on Monday morning.
An official from SMHS Srinagar told KNO that an 85-year- old man from Samboora Pulwama and his age-mate from Barzulla Srinagar were tested positive for covid-19 after death.
He said that a patient from Pulwama was suffering from bilateral pneumonia while a patient from Barzulla who was admitted on 15 July was suffering from hypertension, diabetes and bilateral pneumonia.
Regarding a patient from Eidgah Srinagar, he said that a patient suffering from pneumonia was admitted on 24 July and breathed his last on Monday afternoon.
“Patient from Hyderpora was admitted on 25 July with pneumonia and he died on Sunday evening,” he said.
With ten fresh deaths, the total count of fatalities related to COVID19 climbs to 328 which include 23 from Jammu division and 305 from Kashmir division.