J&K records 11 more deaths due to COVID-19, death toll rises to 115

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Srinagar: The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 115 in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir with 11 more people dying due to the virus since Wednesday evening, authorities said on Thursday.
With this, 79 people have lost their lives due to infection in 28 days, and 100 people in 44 day in J&K, where the number of COVID-19 positive cases in the UT has surpassed 7,800.
The COVID-19 positive patients who lost their lives since Wednesday evening include three people from Kulgam, which include a 65-year-old man from Baramulla, a 50-year-old woman from Kupwara, a 45-year-old man from Anantnag, a 54-year-old man from Jammu, two people from Srinagar, a 75-year-old man from Budgam and a 65-year-old man from Shopian.
Official sources said a 65-year-old man from Shopian was admitted to S K Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) on Wednesday with coronary artery disease and bilateral community Acquired Pneumonia. He died on Thursday evening.
A 60-year-old man, a resident of Habba Kadal in Srinagar, was admitted to Chest Disease hospital on June 29 after he tested positive for COVID-19. “The patient, who was suffering from pneumonia, diabetes and hypertension, died at the hospital on Thursday afternoon,” they said.
A 65-year-old man from Kulgam, who tested positive for COVID-19, died at the SHMS hospital on Thursday afternoon. “He was suffering from bilateral pneumonia,” they said.
Another COVID positive patient from Kulgam, who was referred from the Government Medical College (GMC), Anantnag to the S K Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), died on Thursday afternoon.
Official sources said that a woman, a resident of Batmaloo in Srinagar, was admitted to SHMS hospital for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Pneumonia. “The woman died at the hospital on Wednesday, they said, adding her test came positive for COVID-19 on Thursday.
They said an elderly man from Budgam, who was admitted to SHMS hospital for COPD and Pneumonia, died on Wednesday. “His test result came out positive for COVID-19 on Thursday,” they added.
A 55-year-old man, a resident of Yaripora in Kulgam, was admitted to SKIMS on June 22 for multifocal Encephalopathy (brain disease) with type-2 diabetes and hypertension. “The patient, who tested positive for COVID-19, died at around 0010 hrs on Thursday,” they said.
A 65-year-old man, a resident of Sopore in Baramulla, admitted to SKIMS last month for Community-Acquired Pneumonia (CAP) with type-2 diabetes and hypertension. “The COVID-19 positive patient suffered a massive heart attack at around 0300 hrs on Thursday and died,” they said.
A 50-year-old woman, a resident of Kandi in Kupwara, was admitted to SKIMS on June 30 for Carcinoma of unknown primary (CUP) and anemia. “The Patient had undergone peritoneal biopsy and developed post operation sepsis,” they said, adding the woman tested positive for COVID-19.
They said the patient died after suffering a massive heart attack on Wednesday evening.
Another COVID patient, a 45-year-old man, a resident of Undoo Shangus in Anantnag, died on Wednesday evening after suffering a heart attack.
A 54-year-old man, a resident of Jammu, died at the Army hospital in Udhampur on Wednesday evening. “The patient had tested positive for COVID-19,” they added.
Ten districts of Jammu have reported 13 fatalities while 102 people have lost their lives due to COVID-19 in ten districts of Kashmir.
Srinagar is the worst affected district in J&K in terms of causalities with 27 deaths. The number of death has swelled to 17 in Kulgam while nine people have lost their lives in Anantnag. Shopian with 12 deaths is at number four. Eight people have lost their lives in Budgam, six in Kupwara, four in Pulwama and one in Bandipora.