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COVID-19 infected woman dies, another tests positive after death; toll reaches 20

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Srinagar: A 70-year-old woman, who had tested COVID-19 positive, died at a hospital here on Thursday, while another woman, who passed away on Wednesday, also tested positive for the infection, taking the novel coronavirus-related death toll to 20 in the Union Territory, officials said.

A 70-year-old woman from Budgam district who had tested positive for coronavirus died at a hospital here on Thursday.

The woman, hailing from Parisabad area of the central Kashmir district, died in the afternoon at the Chest Diseases Hospital here, they said.

She was initially admitted to the SMHS hospital on May 15, but after testing positive for coronavirus, she was shifted to the Chest Diseases hospital on May 18 as a case of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) with restrictive lung disease and COVID pneumonia, the officials said.

They said the woman died in the ICU of the hospital after sudden cardiac arrest.

Meanwhile, another woman (80) from Bemina in Srinagar was admitted at the SMHS hospital with bilateral pneumonia and hypertension on May 19 and was kept in an isolation ward. She died on Wednesday evening, the officials said.

They said the woman’s body was kept at the GMC Srinagar mortuary and her COVID-19 test report came on Thursday and it was positive.

With these deaths, the COVID-19-related death toll in Jammu and Kashmir has risen to 20, the officials said.

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