Srinagar, June 19 (GNS): The death toll due to covid-19 rose to 74 in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday as one more elderly person died at SKIMS Soura here.
An 80-year-old man from Sopore was confirmed as the latest fatality due to the virus and according to Medical Superintendent SKIMS, Professor Farooq Jan, he died two days after his admission to the hospital at 1:25 p.m. on June 17 with “hypertension,T2DM with CAP with cardiac failure”.
“His sampling for covid-19 was done on the same day and came out to be Covid-19 positive on June 18 . The patient expired at 9 a.m. today,” Professor Jan added.
Earlier, a 79-year-old covid-19 patient from Nowshera area of Srinagar died at the tertiary care hospital. The man with history of travel to Saudia Arabia was admitted to SKIMS Soura on June 8 and died in Infectious Disease Block of the hospital at around 11:15 p.m. last night, Professor Jan said.
The septuagenarian, he said, had underlying aliments like “hypertension,T2DM, Hypothyroidism, B/L chest infiltrate”.
So far, 74 people have succumbed to the virus in J&K—nine from Jammu and 65 from the Valley. Srinagar district with 18 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla 13, 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)