Srinagar, July 13: A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) soldier among the seven persons died due to COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday.
A health official told Kashmir Despatch that seven patients who died include 55-year-old CRPF man, 65-year-old man from Rawalpora Srinagar, 46-year-old man from Sopore Baramulla, 55-year-old woman from Arabal Pulwama, 70-year-old man from Handwara, 73-year-old woman from Soibugh and 55 year-old from Litter Pulwama.
Dr Nazir Choudhary, Medical Superintendent at SMHS told Kashmir Despatch that a 55-year-old CRPF man of 174 Battalion Kulgam who was admitted on Sunday and was tested positive after his death on Monday. He was suffering from bilateral pneumonia and other ailments, he said.
Medical Superintendent at SKIMS Professor Farooq Jan told this newspaper that a 46-year-old man from Sopore, who was admitted on July 07, died at SKIMS on Monday morning at 5:45 AM.
He said the patient was suffering from multiple myeloma, Thrombocytopenia, Electrolyte dysfunction and other ailments.
Dr Salim Tak, Medical Superintendent at CD hospital told this newspaper that a 65-year-old man from Rawalpora Srinagar had come for COVID-19 sampling. However, he said that the man died while his sample was taken and he was tested positive after his death. He died due to Cardiac arrest and the patient was suffering from heart ailments.
He said another earlier on Monday a 55-year-lady from Pulwama, who was admitted on July 05, died at CD hospital.
“The patient was suffering from COPD, bilateral pneumonia and other ailments.” Dr Saleem added.
The other deaths include 55-year-old man from Litter Pulwama, the 70-year-old man from Handwara and 73-year-old female from Sobugh Budgam died in last few days and their sample same out positive today or late last night officials told Kashmir Despatch.
With seven more deaths, the toll has reached rose to 188 in the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, 171 from Kashmir division and 17 from Jammu division.