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Friday, July 3, 2020

COVID-19 claims 4 more lives in J&K, toll reaches 121

Jahangeer Ganaie

Srinagar, July 03 (KNO): Jammu and Kashmir Friday witnessed four more deaths due to the Covid-19 pandemic, taking the number of people who died of the deadly virus in J&K UT to 121.

The four persons who died today include 80-year-old from Chattabal, 70-year-old from Sopore, a 70-year-old man from North Kashmir's Baramulla district and an 80-year-old man from Rajbagh, Srinagar. Since Wednesday, Covid has claimed 13 lives in J&K that include one from Jammu and 12 from Kashmir. All the deceased were in the age group of 60 to 80.

About the Chattabal Covid-19 victim, Dr Saleem Tak, Medical Superintendent Chest Diseases hospital told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), that 80-year-old male from Chattabal who was referred to CD hospital from SMHS on June 29, breathed his last today evening.

“He was Covid positive and had underlying medical conditions that include hypertension, bilateral pneumonia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,” Dr Saleem said. Chattabal man became the four Covid causality in the day.

Dr Saleem, earlier,  a 70-year-old man from Sopore area of Baramulla district, who was admitted on June 29 died today evening. “He had tested positive for the Covid-19. He was suffering from bilateral pneumonia and other ailments,” the MS CD hospital said.

As for the fourth death, Dr Saleem  said that a 70-year-old man from Baramulla, who was tested positive for COVID-19 and was referred from SMHS on Thursday, died at CD hospital today afternoon.

The patient was very critical and was on ventilator, he said, adding that the patient was suffering from Hypertension, Diabetes, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and other ailments.

Earlier, a patient from Rajbagh, Srinagar, Dr Nazir Choudhary, Medical Superintendent at SMHS told KNO that an 80-year-old man from Rajbagh, Srinagar who was admitted on July 02 died on Friday afternoon. He said that patient was suffering pneumonia and heart ailments. With four fresh deaths in J&K today, the total number of lives claimed by Covid in UT have reached to 121 of which 14 are from Jammu region and 107—(KNO)

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