Two more persons die due to COVID-19, death toll rises to 119 in Kashmir

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Srinagar: Two more persons, including 80-year-old man from Srinagar and 70-year-old man from Baramulla, died due to COVID-19 on Friday in the valley, taking the death toll due to the virus in the Union territory of J&K to 119.
With these deaths, 83 people have lost their lives due to infection in 29 days, and 104 people in 45 day in J&K, where the COVID-19 positive cases are about to cross 8000-mark. Thursday recorded the highest jump in COVID-19 deaths with 10 persons dying due to the infection in Kashmir valley.
Official sources said that an elderly man, a resident of Rajbagh in Srinagar, was admitted to SHMS hospital on Thursday for bilateral pneumonia and heart problem. “The patent, who tested positive for COVID-19, died at the hospital on Friday,” they said.
They said a 70-year-old man, a resident of Baramulla, was shifted to Chest Disease hospital on Thursday after he tested positive for COVID-19. “The patient, who was suffering from pneumonia and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), besides diabetes and hypertension, also died on Friday,” they said.
Ten districts of Jammu have reported 13 fatalities while 106 people have lost their lived due to COVID-19 in ten districts of Kashmir.
With these fatalities, the death toll due to COVID-19 has risen to 19 in Baramulla, which stand at number two. Srinagar is the worst affected district in J&K in terms of causalities with 28 deaths. The number of death has swelled to 17 in Kulgam while nine people have lost their lives to the disease in Anantnag. Shopian with 13 deaths is at number four. Eight people have lost their lives in Budgam, six in Kupwara, four in Pulwama and one in Bandipora.
Fourteen people — including three persons from Kulgam, two men from Baramulla, 50-year-old woman from Kupwara, two from Anantnag, 54-year-old man from Jammu, three persons from Srinagar, 75-year-old man from Budgam, a 65-year-old man from Shopian – died due to COVID-19 in the first four days of this week. Three persons, including a 70-year-old woman from Sopore, 45-year-old woman from Anantnag and 76-year-old man from Kulgam — died due to COVID-19 in Kashmir valley on June 27.
A 48-year-old woman from Srinagar died due to COVID-19 in the valley on June 24. Four persons — including a 58-year-old woman from Srinagar, 85-year-old man from Kulgam 58-year-old man from Anantnag and a 65-year-old man from Pulwama – died due to COVID-19 on June 23 and June 22. Seven persons — 40-year-old woman from Srinagar, 80-year-old woman from Kulgam, another woman from Pulwama, 65-year-old man from Budgam, a 51year-old patient from Kupwara and a Jammu resident — died due to COVID-19 on June 20 and June 21.
Four people –including a 15-day-old infant, a 79-year-old man from Srinagar and 80-year-old man from Baramulla, 80-year-old man from Shopian — died due to the disease on June 19. Eight people — including six from Kashmir and two from Jammu — died due to COVID-19 on June 17 and June 18. Four people from Kashmir valley died due to COVID-19 on June 15 and June 16. Earlier on June 14, two persons, including an 85-year-old man from Kashmir and a 69-year-old man from Jammu, died due to COVID-19.
On June 12, border district of Rajouri recorded the first COVID-19 fatality with 65-year-old man dying due to the infection at Government Medical College (GMC) Jammu. A 62-year-old woman, a resident of Kulgam, died due to COVID-19 in a hospital in this summer capital on June 11.
Five people — including two 70-year-old men, 52-year-old auto-driver and 31-year-old man — died due to COVID-19 on June 9 in Kashmir. On June 8, Kashmir valley recorded five deaths, including that of a CRPF jawan, due to COVID-19. The deceased included the 40-year-old CRPF jawan from Uttar Pradesh, 55-year-old man from Pampore, 65-year-old man from Handwara, 35-year-old man from Srinagar and 70-year-old man from Baramulla.
A non-local tailor, a resident of Kolkata, was tested positive for COVID-19 on June 7, hours after he died in a local hospital in Srinagar. Three people, including three persons from Kashmir and 62-year-old woman from Jammu, died due to COVID-19 on June 6.
A 65-year-old woman from Srinagar, who died at a hospital in this summer capital on Thursday evening, tested positive for COVID-19 on June 5. A 60-year-old man from Srinagar died due to COVID-19 at a hospital in this summer capital on June 4. An 86-year-old man from north Kashmir district of Baramulla tested positive for COVID-19, five days after he passed away in a health centre in the valley on June 3. Five persons, including four from Kashmir and one from Jammu, died due to COVID-19 in the UT on June 1.