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COVID-19: Three more patients die in J&K, toll 104 | KNO



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Srinagar, July 01 (KNO): The Kashmir Valley on Wednesday recorded three more deaths due to Novel Coronavirus, thus taking the overall death toll due to the virus to 104 in Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory, officials said. Officials told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) three patients who died today include 75-year-old man from Sopore, 80-year-old man from Bijbehara area of Anantnag district and 50-year-old lady from Srinagar. Dr. Saleem Tak, Medical Superintendent CD hospital said that two patients one from Sopore and other from Bijbehara died at CD hospital, adding that they were suffering from Pneumonia besides respiratory diseases and other ailments. He said that the patient from Sopore died during the intervening night of Tuesday-Wednesday while the other patient from Bijbehara died on Wednesday morning. Dr G H Yatoo, Nodal Officer for COVID-19 at SKIMS told KNO that the lady from Eidgah Srinagar was admitted at SKIMS on June 19. “She was admitted as a case of Hypertension, Hypothyroidism with community acquired Pneumonia with type 1 respiratory failure,” he said. With three more deaths, the death toll due to the COVID-19 has mounted to 104 in Jammu and Kashmir including 92 from Kashmir and 12 from Jammu division. Srinagar district with 25 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla (17), Kulgam (13), Shopian (12), Anantnag (8), seven each from Jammu and Budgam, Kupwara (5), Pulwama (four) while one death each has been reported from Bandipora, Poonch, Doda, Udhampur, Rajouri and Kathua—(KNO)

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