SRINAGAR: Two persons from north Kashmir tested positive for the coronavirus after death in Kashmir, taking the death toll due to the infection in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir to 33. Two people who died on Monday, tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday.
With these deaths, 11 persons have lost their lives due to the infection during the last eight days and 19 people in 16 days in J&K, where the COVID-19 positive cases have surpassed the 2,600 mark.
Official sources said that an elderly woman, a resident of Baramulla, was on Monday rushed in a critical condition to Government Medical College (GMC), Baramulla, where she was declared brought dead. ”The sample of the woman was collected and sent for COVID-19 test,” they said, adding body of the woman was kept in mortuary.
They said the test result of the woman came positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday.
They said a 29-year-old man, a resident of Lalob in Kupwara, died at SHMS hospital in Srinagar on Monday. ”The test result of the patient, who was suffering from Bladder Cancer-Associated Protein (BLCAP), came positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday,” they added.
Ten districts of Jammu have reported four fatalities while 29 people have lost their lived due to COVID-19 in ten districts of Kashmir.
The elderly woman is the sixth fatality due to COVID-19 in Baramulla and the death of the 29-year-old man is the first in Kupwara. Srinagar is the worst affected district in terms of mortality rate with seven deaths due to the infection. Baramulla stands at number two with six deaths while Anantnag is at number three with five deaths while Kulgam has four fatalities.
On Monday, three persons, including two from Kashmir and one from Jammu, died due to COVID-19 in the UT. A 70-year-old man, a resident of Shopian, died due to COVID-19 at SHMS hospital in Srinagar on May 28, when a 55-year-old man, a resident of Khanpora in Baramulla, tested positive for COVID-19 days after he died at SHMS hospital. Two people, including a 70-year-old man from Anantnag and 55-year-old man from Srinagar, died due to COVID-19 in Kashmir valley on May 27. On May 26, a 90-year-old man from Kulgam, who was tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, died at a hospital in Srinagar. On May 23, a 55-year-old Anantnag woman, who was tested positive for COVID-19, died in a hospital in the summer capital, Srinagar. A 65-year-old woman from Kulgam in Kashmir and 63-year-old man from Jammu tested positive for COVID-19 after their deaths on May 22. Two elderly women, an 80-year-old from Srinagar and 40-year-old from Budgam, died in separate hospitals due to COVID-19 in the summer capital, Srinagar on May 21. On May 18, three people — including a 65-year-old woman from Kulgam, 75-year-old man and 75-year old woman from Kokernag in Anantnag ? died due to COVID-19 in Chest Disease hospital, Srinagar. A 29-year-old woman, a resident of Habba Kadal in the city, died at Chest Disease hospital, Srinagar, on May 17. Five doctors, including four of them who treated 29-year-old woman patient, tested positive for COVID-19 in the summer capital, Srinagar on May 18. An elderly man, who died in a hospital in the summer capital, Srinagar on May 16, tested positive for COVID-19. Another elderly man had died on May 13 in Jammu due to COVID-19. Earlier last week, an elderly man died on May 11 due to Coronavirus in Kashmir valley. The death of the elderly man had come just days after his son became the youngest victim of the infection in J&K. J&K recorded first death due to COVID-19 on March 25, when a 65-year-old man from Hyderpora died due to the infection at Chest Disease Hospital. Then, on March 29, a 50-year-old man, a resident of Tangmarg, passed away at CD hospital. Earlier in April, a 54-year-old Bandipora resident, who was tested positive for the infection, died at SMHS hospital. Later on April 8, a 61-year-old woman from Udhampur died at Government Medical College (GMC), Jammu. A 70-year-old patient died on April 17 due to Coronavirus in Kashmir valley. An elderly man, a resident of Baramulla, on April 18 died due to Coronavirus in Kashmir valley. A pregnant woman, who died at a hospital in Anantnag on Saturday, tested positive on April 26. An 80-year-old woman died in a hospital in Srinagar on April 28 due to the infection. (AGENCIES)