A 47-year-old agriculture officer from Talab Tillo died at Government Medical College Jammu on Tuesday, two days after he tested positive for COVID-19.
His death has taken the fatality count due to the virus to 190 in Jammu and Kashmir.
Principal GMC Jammu, Dr Nasib Chand Digra said that the man was admitted to the hospital on July 12 and was put on ventilator last night. “He died (at 7: 40 a.m.) today,” he said.
A senior doctor at GMC Jammu said that the Officer, who was posted at Directorate of Agriculture Talab Tilli Jammu, was suffering from bilateral community acquired pneumonia (CAP), Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) and hypertension.
“He had high grade fever and cough. He remained on oxygen since the time of admission,” the doctor added.
Earlier, a 60-year-old covid-19 patient from Nadihal area of Baramulla district died at SKIMS Soura, nine days after he was admitted to the tertiary care hospital.
“His was a case of HTN, T2DM, CKD, ESRD, (bilateral community acquired pneumonia (CAP),” Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent of the hospital said. “He expired at around 4:00 a.m. today,” Professor Jan added.
With these deaths, 172 people in Kashmir and 18 in Jammu have died so far due to the covid-19.
Srinagar district with 46 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla (36), Kulgam (21), Shopian (16), Anantnag (14), Budgam (14), eleven each in Jammu and Kupwara, Pulwama (6), Bandipora (3), Ganderbal (4) and Doda (2) while one death each has been reported from Poonch, Udhampur, Rajouri and Kathua.