CRPF Trooper, 8 Others Die Of Covid-19; J&K Toll 590


Nadeem Nadu

Srinagar, Aug 20: A paramilitary CRPF trooper was among nine more persons who lost battle to covid-19 in Kashmir Valley since overnight, official sources said on Thursday.

With these deaths—three from Srinagar, two from Baramulla and one each from Budgam, Kupwara, Anantnag and Pulwama districts—the fatality count due to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir has mounted to 590.

A 70-year-old man from Sopore Baramulla who was diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease and bilateral Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP) died due to cardiac arrest at 12:50 a.m. at SKIMS Soura where he was admitted since August 9, the official sources said.

They said an 87-year-old from Tral Pulwama, admit on August 11 as a case of bilateral CAP died at SMHS hospital, they said.

Another covid-19 positive patient— a woman from Khanda Budgam, admitted to the hospital on August 17 and diagnosed with bilateral CAP, also succumbed today.

Also, a 50-year-old covid-19 positive trooper from 61 battalion CRPF, Shivpora Srinagar, died few hours after being brought to the hospital in wee hours today, they said. He was resident of Haryana, they added. 

An elderly woman from Yunsu Handwara in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district having being diagnosed with bilateral community acquired pneumonia died two days after being admitted to the hospital, they said. 

A resident of Jawahar Nagar Srinagar, suffering from bilateral CAP, also died at SMHS hospital, the sources said.  

A 56-year-old woman from Lal Bazar Srinagar, died three days after she was admitted to CD hospital, one of the exclusive facilities for the management of the covid-19 in the Valley.  

 “She was a case of severe Covid19 with HTN, T2DM and hypothyroid. She was not maintaining saturation and was shifted to ICU on August 18 and was on NIV since,” a doctor at the hospital told GNS. She suffered cardiac arrest and was declared dead at 2:45p.m, the doctor added.

A 62-year-old man from Gantmulla Baramulla who was diagnosed with “T2DM HTN, CAD besides Pneumonia” died at 8p.m on Thursday evening at SMHS hospital, the sources said.

A 70-year-old woman of Dialgam Anantnag died at SKIMS Soura, three days she was admitted to the tertiary care hospital, they added.  With these deaths, officials said, 590 people have succumbed to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir so far—549 from the Valley and 41 from Jammu division.


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