Srinagar, June 18 (GNS): Covid-19 claimed three more lives including a 55-year-old woman from Shopian district of south Kashmir on Thursday, taking the overall toll due to the virus to 72 in Jammu and Kashmir.
“She was hypertensive and had also septicemia,” Medical Superintendent CD hospital, Dr Salim Tak, told said. 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 June 17. Earlier two deaths took place at SMHS hospital here.
Dr. Nazir Choudhary, Medical Superintendent SMHS hospital here told GNS that the octogenarian from Srinagar’s Nawa Bazar area was admitted on June 16 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 said.
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 Bandipora, Doda, Udhampur and Rajouri. (GNS)