Thirteen more patients including a National Health Mission (NHM) doctor died due to COVID-19 infection in J&K Tuesday, taking the total number of people who fell to the deadly pandemic in the UT so far to 341.
Officials told the news agency that 13 patients who died include a 60-year-old woman from Nowhatta Srinagar, a 62-year-old man from Batamaloo Srinagar, a 59-year-old man from DH pora Kulgam, a 75-year-old man from Noorbagh Srinagar, a 60-year-old man from Nagbal khag Beerwah Budgam, a 75-year-old man from Sumbal Bandipora, a 40-year-old doctor from Bata Mohalla Sumbal, a 25-year-old youth from Suligam Ramban, an elderly lady patient from Rainawari, a 70-year-old male from Zaina Kadal Srinagar, a 68-year-old male from Pahalgam area of Anantnag, a 55-year-old woman from Zaina Kadal Srinagar and a 70-year-old male from Pattan Baramulla.
An official from SKIMS told that a woman from Nowhatta was admitted on July 27 while a patient from Batamallo was admitted on July 17, who were suffering from multiple ailments, died on Tuesday. He further added that a patient from Yarikah DH Pora Kulgam was admitted on July 11 while a patient from Noorbagh Sopore was admitted on July 25 with Pneumonia and other ailments and both died on Tuesday. He also said that a 60-year-old man from Khag Budgam was admitted on July 22 and died on Tuesday morning.
An official from SMHS said that a 40-year old NHM doctor who was tested positive for COVID-19 on July 04 and recovered on July 15, suddenly fell ill on July 27 and was shifted to SKIMS where his sample was collected, which came positive again after his death, however, doctor died at SMHS hospital where he was shifted from SKIMS. He said that a 75-year-old man from Nesbal Sumbal who was admitted ten days before, died on July 26 and was tested positive after death. He added that an elderly lady patient from Rainawari who was suffering from bilateral Pneumonia also died on Tuesday morning and was tested positive after death at SMHS.
He further added that a 70-year-old male from Zaina Kadal Srinagar who was suffering from bilateral pneumonia and was admitted on 26 July died on Tuesday and was tested positive after death “A 68-year-old male from Pahalgam who was admitted a few days before, died on Tuesday afternoon and was tested positive after death,” he said. “A 55-year-old woman from Zaina Kadal Srinagar who was admitted on 22 July with bilateral pneumonia who died on 26 July and was tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday evening,” he said.
He further added that a 70- year-old male from Pattan Baramulla who was admitted on 25 July and died on Monday evening and was tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday. An official from GMC Jammu said a 25-year-old youth from Suligam Ramban who was referred from CHC Batote to GMC Jammu on July 21 died on Tuesday at 5:30 am. He said the patient was suffering from multiple ailments including right sided thigh and gluteal abscess, spinal tuberculosis and jaundice. With thirteen more deaths, the death toll in Jammu and Kashmir due to COVID-19 has reached to 341 including 317 from Kashmir division and 24 from Jammu division—(KNO)