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COVID-19: Killer virus kills 12 people in a day, highest since pandemic outbreak, toll 206 in UT

Jammu and Kashmir Wednesday recorded 12 more deaths due to the deadly COVID-19, in a single day, taking the number of total deaths in the UT to 206.

All the 12 fresh deaths took place in Kashmir and the figure is highest ever since the outbreak of pandemic in the J&K. Officials told that nine patients died at SKIMS Soura while one each died at GMC Anantnag and SMHS Srinagar.

The patients who died at SKIMS include a 60-year-old man from Saida Kadal Srinagar, a 70-year-old man from Illahi bagh Srinagar, a 77-year-old man from New Colony Pulwama, a 52-year-old man from Lal Bazar Srinagar, a 60-year-old woman from Sopore, an 85-year-old man from Ladoora, Baramulla, a 60-year-old man from Hathlango Sopore, 60-year old female from Buchpora Srinagar, 70-year-old patient from Rathsuna, Budgam while a 60-year-man from Khrewan, Malpora died at GMC Anantnag, 62-year-old male died at SMHS Srinagar, and 80-year-old male from Sopore also breathed his last year SMHS Srinagar.

Dr G H Yatoo, Nodal Officer for Covid-19 at SKIMS said that a 60-year-old man from Saida Kadal, Srinagar who was admitted on July 14 died at SKIMS at 8:30 am.

“He was tested positive after his death and was suffering from multiple ailments,” he said.

He said that 60-year-old male from Buchpora Srinagar who was admitted on 08 July died at SKIMS at 4 pm. “Patient was suffering from bilateral pneumonia and other ailments,” Dr Yatoo said.

Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent at SKIMS said that a 70-year-old man from Illahi Bagh, Srinagar who was admitted on July 05 died in infectious disease block at midnight.

“Patient was suffering from hypertension, bilateral pneumonia, shock and MODS,” he said.

Professor Jan said that a 77-year-old man from new colony, Pulwama who was admitted on July 11, died at 12:30 am. He said the patient was suffering from Community Acquired Pneumonia.

Dr Jan added that a 52-year-old man from Lal Bazar, Srinagar who was admitted on 13 July died at 2:00 am. “Patient was suffering from bilateral pneumonia with ADRS,” he said.

He added that a 60-year-old woman from Sopore who was admitted on July 13 as a case of Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) died at 4 am.

Professor Jan further added that an 85-year-old male from Ladoora, Baramulla who was shifted from GMC Baramulla to SKIMS for ventilator support died at SKIMS at 6:30 am.

“Patient was suffering from Cardiovascular disease, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and bilateral pneumonia,” he said.

He further added that a 60-year-old man from Hathlango, Sopore who was admitted on 05 July died at 7 am. “Patient was suffering from hypertension, hypothyroid, bilateral pneumonia and other ailments,” he said.

Officials from Budgam said that a 70-year-old patient from Rathsuna Budgam was tested positive after death.

Dr Majid Mehrab, Medical Superintendent at GMC Anantnag told KNO that a 65-year-old male from Khrewan village of southern Kashmir who was admitted on 04 July died last night.

Dr Nazir Ahmad Choudary, Medical Superintendent at SMHS said that a 62 year old male from Baramulla who was admitted on 09 July died at SMHS on Wednesday. Patient was suffering from bilateral pneumonia, diabetes and other ailments, he said.

A senior doctor at SMHS told KNO that this evening, COVID claimed 12th life in the form of 85-year-old male from Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. “He was admitted on last Thursday with common bile-duct stone. He was tested positive for the Covid-19 on July 14 and was under treatment at ward 3. He breathed his last this evening at 8:30 pm,” the doctor said.

With 12 more deaths, the toll in J&K has reached to 206 including of which 188 are from Kashmir division and 18 from Jammu division

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