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Death toll crosses 300 in J&K; patients from Peerbagh, Rawalpora, Safa Kadal among new fatalities

Srinagar: Kashmir Saturday reported at least four more deaths due to COVID-19, taking the number of people succumbing to the virus to 302 in J&K. 

Among the fresh casualties, three were from Srinagar, the worst hit district both in terms of the deaths (85) as well as the number of Covid-19 cases (3,648), while another victim belonged to Baramulla, health officials said.

 

A 70-year-old man from Peerbagh area of Srinagar, who was admitted to SKIMS Soura on July 20, and tested positive for the virus subsequently, died at the hospital at 7 am on Saturday.

At 7:40 am, officials 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 said.

 Later at 9:30 am, a 48-year-old woman from Kantbagh Baramulla passed away at the hospital.

“She was admitted on July 22 and diagnosed as case of pneumonia and ARDS besides hypothyroidism,” the doctor 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.  

So far 280 deaths have been reported in Kashmir and 22 in Jammu division.

J&K has reported 13038 cases till Friday evening.   

Srinagar district with 85 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla (63), Kulgam (26), Anantnag (21), 20 each in Shopian and Budgam, 16 each in Pulwama  and Kupwara, 14 in Jammu,  five each in Bandipora and Ganderbal, two each in Rajouri and Doda and one each in Poonch, Udhampur, and Kathua. (GNS inputs)