60-year-old Tangmarg man dies; J&K Covid-19 toll now 195

A 60-year-old man from Tangmarg area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district died at a hospital here on Tuesday afternoon, taking the fatality count due to the virus in J&K to 195.

Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent, SKIMS Soura said that the sexagenarian had “bilateral community acquired pneumonia (CAP) with ARDS with BHP”.

“The patient was admitted in medical emergency on July 13 as a suspected case. His sample was taken on the same day. The patient was very sick and expired on July 14 at 4:00 a.m.,” he added.

With this death, 177 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 (37), Kulgam (22), Shopian (17), Anantnag (15), 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.