Covid-19 Claims 3 More Lives, J&K Toll 31

Srinagar, June 1 : Three people including two from south Kashmir’s Shopian and one from Doda, died due to COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday , taking the death toll due to the infection in the J&Kto 31.

With these deaths, nine persons have lost their lives due to the infection during the last eight days and 19 people in 16 days in Jammu and Kashmir.

Dr Mir Mushtaq, Deputy Medical Superintendent District Hospital Pulwama told GNS that 70-year-old-man was brought dead to the hospital this morning. “His swap sample was taken which came out to be positive now,” he said.

The body was kept in hospital mortuary and would be handed over to the family as per covod-19 protocol. “The man had comorbidities like COPD,” he said.

Earlier, a 72-year-old man with comorbities from Doda and a 45-year-old man from Shopian died at SKIMS Soura.

“He had multiple problems like COPD and heart ailments,” Medical Superintendent GMC Jammu, Dr. Dara Singh, told GNS. He said that test for the covid-19 had returned positive yesterday.

Meanwhile, a 45-year-old man from Shopian district died at SKIMS Soura.

The victim, a resident of Ramnagar Shopian, was admitted to in SKIMS Soura’s Emergency at 9 P.M. on May 31 as a case of “CKD, ESRD with b/l Chest infiltrates”, Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent of SKIMS said. “The patient had AGE like illness and was in shock,” he said, adding, “after initial stabilization, the patient was shifted to Ward 2A as a suspect case of COVID-19 and his nasopharyngeal swab was taken.”

He said that the patient expired during midnight. “The body was kept in mortuary and all precautions were taken,” he said. The swab sample for the COVID-19 came positive at 2p.m., he added.

With these fatalities, the death toll due to the virus in J&K has gone upto 31. So far Srinagar district has highest number of the fatalities—7 followed by Anantnag and Baramulla with five deaths each, Kulgam has reported four, three from Shopian, Budgam and Jammu have two each and one death each has been reported from Bandipora, Doda and Udhampur.

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