Srinagar, July 02: Kashmir reported fresh eight COVID related deaths on Thursday, taking the fatalities due to COVID19 in Jammu and Kashmir to 116.
Five deaths reported at SKIMS Soura , three at SMHS hospital and one death was reported at CD hospital Srinagar.
Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS Soura while sharing details of five deceased persons to Kashmir Despatch, said a 55-year-old man from Kulgam was the first death reported at SKIMS on Thursday morning. He said the patient was admitted on 22/06/20 was known case of HTN with T2 DM with multifocal Encephalopathy.
He said the second patient who died of this virus here was a 65-year-old man from Sopore town of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. He said the pateient was admitted on 22 June.“The patient was hypertensive, T2DM (type-2 diabetes) with Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) and he had sudden cardiopulmonary arrest at 3:05 a.m.” Professor Jan said.
Professor Jan said 65-year-old man from Tarigam area of Kulgam was admitted to the hospital on June 23. “He was referred from GMC Anantnag in view of B/L CAP with ARDS. The patient was Covid positive and died at 2:30 p.m.,”.
The fourth patient a 65-year-old man from Nadigam Shopian was admitted in Infectious Disease Block of the hospital on July 1 as a case of Coronary Artery Disease with bilateral Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) with Type-1 Respiratory Failure. “The patient expired on at 4.45 p.m. today,” he said.
Professor Jan said a 75-year-old man from Kawoosa Budgam was Diagnosis MND with CAP. He said cause of death cardiopulmonary arrest died this evening.
Dr Nazir Choudhary. Medical Superintendent SMHS hospital, told Kashmir Despatch that two deaths reported on Wednesday evening and their swab samples returned positive for the COVID-19 on Thursday morning. He said a 75-year-old man from Budgam district and a 65-year-old from Batamaloo Srinagar.
Dr Nazir said another patient a Kulgam resident who was admitted at SMHS on 30 June as a case of Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP) and hypokalaemia died at SMHS on Thursday morning.
Dr Salim Tak Medical Superintendent at Chest Disease hospital Srinagar told this newspaper, a 60-year-old man from Habba Kadal area of Srinagar was admitted on June 29. ”The patient was diabetic, hypertensive and was suffering pneumonia and other ailments and died on Thursday morning,” he added.
With these fresh nine deaths, the toll related to Covid-19 has reached to 116 in the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir— 103 from the Valley and 13 from Jammu division.