: Eight more persons from Kashmir died of COVID-19 during the past 24 hours pushing the casualties caused by coronavirus to 127 in Jammu Kashmir, officials said.
A 75-year-old man from Dialgam area of Anantnag, a case of bilateral community-acquired pneumonia, died Saturday at SKIMS Srinagar.
Medical Superintendent SKIMS, Dr Farooq Jan said the deceased, a positive case of coronavirus, was admitted on June 1 and was shifted to the infectious disease block.
“He was also suffering from Type-2 respiratory failure and died today at 7 am,” he said.
A 65-year-old man from Alasteng Ganderbal admitted on June 29 who had tested positive for COVID-19 was also shifted to the infectious block.
“He was a case of underlying dementia coupled with Type-2 respiratory failure with encephalopathy and urosepsis. He died today around 9 am,” Jan said.
The deceased is the first casualty caused by COVID-19 in Ganderbal.
On Saturday, a swab sample of an 80-year-old man from Baramulla returned positive for the novel coronavirus, a day after he died at the institute.
A 65-year-old man from Handwara, who was shifted from SKIMS Soura last night, died Saturday at SKIMS Medical College and Hospital, Bemina.
The hospital’s Medical Superintendent, Dr Shifa Deva said the patient was suffering from bilateral pneumonia, diabetes, and hypertension.
A 60-year-old man from Magam area of Budgam died at SMHS Hospital late Friday evening, doctors said.
The deceased had tested positive for coronavirus.
Also, a 75-year-old woman from Makhdoom Sahab area of Srinagar and another patient from Baramulla have become fresh victims of this deadly virus.
With the seven fresh casualties, the death toll due to the coronavirus in J&K has soared to 127 that includes 113 from Kashmir and 14 from Jammu.
According to the government, Srinagar has witnessed 30 deaths, Baramulla 22, Kulgam 16, Shopian 13, Anantnag 10, Budgam nine, Jammu eight, Kupwara seven, Pulwama four, Doda two, and Bandipora, Ganderbal, Udhampur, Kathua, Poonch and Rajouri one each.