Srinagar, May 21, KNT: Two deaths in Kashmir Valley were reported on Thursday. Both the deceased were elderly women hailing from Central Kashmir.
Reports said that Covid-19 infection claimed the life of an elderly patient from Central Kashmir’s Budgam district.
The female died at Chest Disease Hospital Srinagar during morning hours.
Medical Superintendent, CD Hospital, Dr Salim Tak told news agency KNT that an elderly female patient above 70 years of age died in the hospital due to Covid-Pneumonia. He said the patient hails from Parisabad area of Budgam.
“She was suffering from chronic lung pneumonia and was declared Covid-19 positive. The patient was shifted from SMHS Hospital to CD Hospital on 18 May this month and today she died during morning hours,” he said.
Another elderly woman died at SMHS Hospital on Wednesday evening was tested positive for Covid-19 after her death.
The 80 year old woman from Usmania Colony Bemina area of Sringar city was admitted in SMHS Hospital on May 19 and she died next day.
Nodal Officer for Coronavirus at SMHS Hospital, Dr Saleem told news agency KNT that woman was suffering from acute pneumonia and hypertension as a result she breathed her last yesterday evening.
“Her body was kept at moratorium at GMC Srinagar and today her test for Covid-19 was found positive. Proper Covid protocol will be followed while performing her last rites,” Dr Saleem said.
Number of person who died with Covid-factor in Jammu and Kashmir has touched 20.