Srinagar, June 2 (GNS): Kashmir Valley reported two more deaths due to covid-19 and includes a 27-year-old man from Lolab area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara, youngest among the 33 persons who have died due to the infection in Jammu and Kashmir so far.
“He was admitted in SMHS Hospital Srinagar on June 1 with bilateral pneumonia with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and died within an hour of admission,” Dr. Salim Khan, nodal officer for COVID-19 at the Government Medical College Srinagar, told GNS.
“He tested positive for SARS CoV-2 (COVID) today,” Dr Salim added. earlier, the youngest victim was a 29-year old woman from Fateh kadal Srinagar who died at CD Hospital on May 18 last after battling for life for many days.Earlier in the day, test reports of an elderly woman from Baramulla came positive for the novel coronavirus.
The woman, a resident of Khanpora Baramulla died on Monday and her test reports came out to be positive today, Principal GMC Baramulla, Dr. Syed Masood, told GNS. “She had many comorbidities like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and others,” he said.
The body of the woman was kept in mortuary and would be handed over to the family in consonance with the covid-19 protocol, deputy commissioner Baramulla, Dr G N Itoo, told GNS. She was the mother-in-law of a 55-year-old man who died of the covid-19 last week, he added.With the latest fatalities, the death toll due to the virus in J&K has gone upto 33. So far Srinagar district has highest number of the fatalities—7 followed Baramulla with six deaths, Anantnag five, Kulgam four, two each from Shopian, Budgam and Jammu while one death each has been reported from Bandipora, Kupwara Doda and Udhampur. (GNS)