Two more patient dies of COVID-19, J&K toll reaches 109

Two more patients one each from Kulgam and Sopore have died at SKIMS during intervening night, officials said on Thursday.

They said that two patients who died at SKIMS include a 55 year old male from Hatipora Kulgam and 65 year old male from Sopore Baramulla.

Dr G H Yatoo Nodal officer for Covid-19 at SKIMS said that a 55 year old man from yaripora area of Kulgam who was undergoing treatment since 22 June died during night at around 12:10 am.

Patient was known case of HTN with T2 DM with multifocal Encephalopathy, he said.

He further added that a 65 year old male from Sopore who was also admitted on June 22 dies at SKIMS at 3:05 due to sudden cardiopulmonary arrest.

Patient was suffering from Community acquired pneumonia(CAP) besides HTN, T2DM and other ailments, he said.

With two more deaths, the death toll related to Covid-19 in J&K has reached to 109 including 96 from Kashmir division and 13 from Jammu division.

Srinagar district with 25 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla (18), Kulgam (14), Shopian (12), Anantnag (9), Jammu (8), Budgam (7), Kupwara (6), Pulwama (four) while one death each has been reported from Bandipora, Poonch, Doda, Udhampur, Rajouri and Kathua.