Five more patients including three women died of COVID-19 in Kashmir during the past 24 hours, taking the death toll to 143 in Jammu Kashmir, officials said.
A 60-year-old COVID-19 positive woman from Kunzer area of Baramulla died at Chest Disease Hospital, Srinagar.
Hospital’s Medical Superintendent, Dr Saleem Tak said the deceased woman was suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hypertension, and diabetes coupled with bilateral pneumonia.
“She was admitted on July 3. As she had multiple ailments, she was on the ventilator support and died Tuesday morning,” he said.
A 78-year-old woman from Khrew area of Pulwama died at SMHS hospital.
She tested positive after she her death, officials said.
A 65-year-old woman from Noorbagh Srinagar who was admitted in the triage ward of SMHS hospital died on Tuesday.
She also tested positive for COVID-19 after her death.
As per the doctors, the deceased woman was also suffering from multiple ailments.
A 62-year-old man from Batpora, Anantnag, who was admitted at SKIMS, Srinagar as a suspected case of coronavirus died Tuesday evening.
“He was suffering from hypertension, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and bilateral community-acquired pneumonia,” Medical Superintendent Dr Farooq Ahmad Jan said. “His sample was taken for testing which returned positive today.”
A 65-year-old man from south Kashmir’s Kulgam district admitted on June 29 in the medical emergency of SKIMS Srinagar died late Monday evening.
“He was then shifted to medical observation where his sample was taken. He tested positive and was shifted to the infectious block as a case of hypertension and diabetes with encephalopathy with septic uremic. He died around 10 pm,” Jan said.
With five fresh casualties, the deaths toll due to the novel coronavirus has soared to 143 in J&K that includes 129 from Kashmir and 14 from Jammu.
According to the government, Srinagar has witnessed 34 deaths, Baramulla 28, Kulgam 17, Shopian 13, Anantnag 12, Budgam 10, Jammu eight, Kupwara seven, Pulwama four, Bandipora three, Doda two, and Ganderbal, Udhampur, Kathua, Poonch, and Rajouri one each.