COVID-19: J-K records two more deaths, toll 59

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Jammu and Kashmir reported two deaths due to COVID-19 on Sunday, taking the death toll to 59.

Unnamed official sources told a local news agency, Global News Service (GNS) that the octogenarian was on Saturday shifted from SMHS hospital to Chest Diesease hospital, one of the exclusive facilities for the management of the COVID-19 patients in the Valley.

“He was 85-year-old, a known case of chronic kidney disease. He was shifted from SMHS hospital yesterday. He was already positive for the covid-19,” Dr Salim Tak, medical superintendent CD hospital, told GNS.

Earlier, a 69-year-old man from Gandhi Nagar died at Government Medical College Jammu, sixteen days after he had tested positive for novel coronavirus.

Dr. Nasib Chand Digra, Principal GMC Jammu, told GNS that the elderly man had comorbidities like hypertension, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Ashthma. “He had severe sepsis and died around midnight (1:30 a.m.),” he added. A known businessman, the elderly was admitted to the hospital on May 29.

With the fatalities, 59 people have succumbed to the virus in J&K—Seven from Jammu and 52 from Valley. So far Srinagar district with 14 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla 11, Kulgam eight, Anantnag six, five in Shopian, four each in Jammu and Kupwara, two each in Pulwama and Budgam while one death each has been reported from Bandipora, Doda, Udhampur and Rajouri. (GNS)

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