COVID-19: Shopian woman dies in Srinagar; J-K toll 72

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Srinagar: COVID-19 claimed another life in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday as a 55-year-old woman from Shopian district of south Kashmir died at Chest Disease (CD) Hospital.

“She was hypertensive and had also septicemia,” Medical Superintendent CD hospital, Dr Salim Tak, told a local news agency, Global News Service. A resident of Neldoora Shopian, the woman was admitted to the CD hospital, one of the exclusive facilities of the management of COVID-19 on 17 June.

Earlier, two elderly patients died at Shri Maharaja Hari Singh hospital, Srinagar. Dr. Nazir Choudhary, Medical Superintendent SMHS hospital here told GNS that the octogenarian from Srinagar’s Nawa Bazar area was admitted on 16 June and died the next day. “He was having Hypertension and bilateral pneumonia besides other underlying ailments,” he said.

Regarding Shopian patient, he said, the 65-year-old was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday with “acute breathlessness”.

A resident of Chakoora Shopian, the sexagenarian’s body is being brought to his hometown, Dr Ramesh Kumar, CMO Shopian told GNS.

So far, 72 people have succumbed to the virus in J-K—nine from Jammu and 62 from the Valley. Srinagar district with 17 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla 12, Shopian (9), Kulgam (8) six each in Anantnag and Jammu, Kupwara (five), Budgam (three ), Pulwama (two) while one death each has been reported from

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