70-year-old Budgam COVID-19 woman dies, J&K toll 19

Srinagar: Days after testing positive for the novel coronavirus, a 70-year-old woman from central Kashmir’s Budgam district died at a hospital here on Thursday, taking the overall toll due to the disease in Jammu and Kashmir to 19.  

A resident of Parisabad Budgam, the woman died at CD hospital, one of the facilities exclusively meant for the management of the Covid-91 patients. 

“She was initially admitted in SMHS Hospital on May 15 and tested positive for COVID. She was shifted to CD Hospital Srinagar on May 18 with restrictive lung disease and COVID pneumonia,” Dr. Salim Khan, nodal officer for COVID-19 at the Government Medical College, Srinagar told GNS. “She Died around noon in ICU of CD Hospital after sudden cardiac arrest,” he added.

With her death, the toll due to the coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir has risen to 19—17 from Kashmir and 2 from Jammu division.  

With the septuagenarian’s death, Budgam now has two deaths due to the disease.  The Srinagar district has reported 5 of the deaths, highest in any district, followed by Baramulla 4, Anantnag 4, Budagm 2 while one death each has been reported in Bandipora, Kulgam, Udhampur, and Jammu. (GNS)