Covid-19 claims 2 more lives, J&K toll 238

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Nadeem Nadu

Srinagar, July 19 (GNS): Jammu and Kashmir reported two more deaths attributed to covid-19, taking the fatality count due to the virus to 238 in J&K.

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Official sources told GNS that one of the victims was an 84-year-old man from Baramulla and other a 50-year-old woman from Rajouri district.

Regarding the octogenarian, they said, he was admitted to SKIMS Soura on July 16 as a case of “bilateral CAP (community acquired pneumonia) in ward 3A.” “The patient expired at 11:15 p.m.,” a senior doctor at SKIMS said.
As regards the quinquagenarian woman from Rajouri, a senior doctor at GMC Jammu said she was admitted to the hospital on July 16. “She passed away at 2 a.m.,” the doctor added.
With these deaths, 219 people in Kashmir and 19 in Jammu have died so far due to the covid-19.

Srinagar district with 59 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla (49), Kulgam (24), 18 each in Shopian, Anantnag and Budgam, Kupwara (13), 11 each in Jammu and Pulwama , Bandipora (5), Ganderbal (4), two each in Rajouri and Doda and one each in Poonch, Udhampur, and Kathua. (GNS)

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