Jammu and Kashmir reported six more deaths during the last 12 hours due to covid-19, taking the number of people succumbing to the lethal virus to 302 in the UT. While five deaths are from Kashmir region, one have been reported from Jammu division, including a police officer.
Among the fresh casualties, three were from Srinagar, the worst hit district both in terms of the casualties as well as number of the covid-19 cases, while another victim belonged to Baramulla. So far 280 deaths have been reported in Kashmir and 22 in Jammu division.
Srinagar district with 85 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla (63), Kulgam (26), Anantnag (21), twenty each in Shopian and Budgam, 16 each in Pulwama and Kupwara, Jammu(14), five each in Bandipora and Ganderbal, two each in Rajouri and Doda and one each in Poonch, Udhampur, and Kathua.
Doctors said a 70-year-old man from Peerbagh area of Srinagar, who was admitted on July 20, and tested positive for the virus subsequently, died at SKIMS Soura at 7 a.m. today.
At 7:40 a.m., they said, another patient—a 75-year-old man from Rawalpora Srinagar— died at the tertiary care hospital. “He had cardio-pulmonary arrest. The patient was suffering from pneumonia and ARDS,” a senior doctor of the hospital told.
Later at 9:30 a.m., a 48-year-old woman from Kantbagh Baramulla passed away at the hospital, the doctor. She was admitted on July 22 and diagnosed as a case of pneumonia and ARDS besides hypothyroidism, he added.
Meanwhile, a 70-year-old woman from Safa Kadal area of Srinagar died at SMHS hospital, a senior doctor confirmed.
The septuagenarian was admitted on July 21 and was suffering from pneumonia and hypertension, the doctor added.