90-year-old man, CRPF trooper among seven die of COVID-19 in J&K

A 95-year-old man from Srinagar and a paramilitary CRPF trooper were among seven persons who died due to COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir since last night, taking the fatality count to 640 in J&K.

Among the casualties, six were from Kashmir Valley while one, a 53-year-old from Bakshi Nagar Jammu who was admitted in the Government Medical College (GMC) with multiple problems died last evening.

Sources said that a 45-year-old CRPF man from 162 battalion who was posted at Humhama Budgam died at SKIMS Soura six days after he was admitted to the tertiary care hospital.

A 46-year-old man from Sumbal Bandipora, who was also admitted to the hospital on August 2 died this morning, they said.

Also, a 52-year-old man from Anchar Soura died at the tertiary care hospital, ten days after he was admitted and diagnosed with multiple underlying ailments.

A 95-year-old man from Kawdara Srinagar died four days after he was admitted to CD hospital, one of the exclusive facilities for the management of COVID-19 patients in the Valley. According to a doctor at the hospital, he was suffering from severe Covid19 pneumonia with hypertension, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and BPH. He was declared dead at 12:40 a.m., the doctor added.

An 80-year-old COVID-19 positive woman and having multiple ailments from Bamnoo Achgoza Pulwama died at district hospital Pulwama, they said.

A 65-year-old woman from Maisuma Srinagar died at SMHS hospital, eight days after she was admitted to the hospital with bilateral community-acquired pneumonia.

With these deaths, 640 people have died in Jammu and Kashmir—48 from Jammu division and 592 from Valley with around 200 from Srinagar.