Srinagar/July,4: The deaths of four more COVID-19 patients referred from Srinagar hospitals on Saturday mounted the COVID-19 death toll to 125 in Jammu and Kashmir as health officials confirmed all the four deaths.
The four patients who die of COVID-19 on Saturday include 65-year-old man from Handwara, 75-year-old man from Dailgam and 55-year-old man from Tangmarg Baramulla and 65-year-old man from Alastang Ganderbal.
Health Officials at SKIMS hospital Bemina said ” a 65-year-old male from Chogal Handwara, who was shifted from SKIMS Friday night, died on Saturday morning ,adding that “the patient was suffering from bilateral pneumonia, diabetes, hypertension and ailments”.
A top health official at SMHS hospital Srinagar said ” 75-year-old man resident of Dialgam village of South Kashmir’s admitted on 1st July in Ward 2A and shifted to Infectious Disease block died on Saturday after testing positive at the top referral hospital”. He said “the patient was suffering from bilateral community acquired pneumonia with type 1 respiratory failure and expired at 7:15 A.M”.
He also revealed that a 65-year-old man of Alesteng Ganderabal admitted on 29 June 2020 in Ward 2A also died on Saturday after testing positive. “He was later shifted to Infectious Disease Block as a case of underlying Dementia with Type 1 Respiratory Failure with Encephalopathy and Urosepsis,” he said.
A senior doctor from SMHS said that a 55-year-old man from Magam Tangmarg who was suffering from appendicular lump and bilateral pneumonia and had tested positive for COVID-19, died on Saturday at the top referral hospital” With fresh four deaths, the COVID-19 death toll has risen to 125 in Jammu and Kashmir