COVID-19: 7 more died due to virus, J&K toll 284


Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Thursday recorded seven more deaths due to the COVID-19 pandemic taking the number of people who died due to the virus so far in the UT to 284

Officials said that the seven patients who died include a 57-year-old male from Firdous Abad Batamallo Srinagar, a 55-year-old male from Nawakadal Srinagar, a 52-year-old woman from Zonimar Srinagar, a 46-year old woman from Gazriyal Kupwara, a 60-year old non local resident a 70-year old lady from Uri Baramulla and a 40-year-old from Chinkral Mohalla, Habba Kadal, Srinagar.

An official from SKIMS said that a man from Firdousabad was admitted on July 10 and a man from Nawakadal was admitted on 13 July with underlying ailments died at SKIMS on Thursday.

He said that woman from Zonimer was admitted on 22 July while as woman from Gazriyal was admitted on 20 July and was tested positive on Thursday after her death.

He further added that a 60 year old man who is said to be from Kerala also died at SKIMS who was tested positive for COVID-19

An official from Baramulla said that a 70-year old dialysis patient from Uri with CRF, varian mass and Metastatic mitotic disease and was critically ill

Her dialysis was done at a private hospital in Srinagar and after dialysis she was advised to go home and come after one week for dialysis, he said, adding that she was sampled because of co morbidity by CMO Srinagar and in late hours result was positive and next day she expired and was buried as per COVID-19 protocol.

He further added that all primary contacts of the patient have been traced and put under quarantine.

A resident of Chinkral Mohalla, Habba Kadal, aged 40, became the seventh victim of COVID-19. “He was admitted in SKIMS, Soura on July 18 and had underlying medical conditions. He was tested positive for the virus,” a doctor at SKIMS, said.

With seven more deaths, the death toll related to COVID-19 in J&K has reached to 284 including 264 from Kashmir division and 20 from Jammu division.


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