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Covid-19 claims 5 lives in one day, toll rises to 46

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Srinagar: The deadly Covid-19 claimed five more people including that of a CRPF trooper, taking the total number of fatalities in the Union Territory to 46.
The fifth victim was a 70-year-old woman from Baramulla who died at SMHS Hospital here Monday evening, officials said.
The officials said the woman, who was suffering from bilateral pneumonia, was admitted at the hospital on Saturday and she tested positive for coronavirus last night.
Sources said that 40-year-old CRPF trooper, who was posted in Anantnag district in south Kashmir, was admitted at SKIMS Hospital here on Thursday with acute respiratory distress syndrome.
The sample of the trooper, who hailed from Uttar Pradesh, was tested on Friday and it came out positive for coronavirus, said the sources, adding, his condition became critical and he passed away on late Sunday night due to cardiopulmonary arrest.
This is the first COVID-related death of a trooper in Jammu and Kashmir.
In another death on Monday, a 35-year-old man from Miskeen Bagh area of Khanyar here died at CD hospital, hours after he was shifted there from SMHS Hospital, the officials said.
They said the patient was shifted after he tested positive for the deadly virus.
He was admitted in SMHS Hospital due to head injury received in an accident, they added.
In the third death, a 55-year-old man, a resident of Pampore in Pulwama district of south Kashmir, died at SMHS Hospital on Monday, the officials said.
They said the man was suffering from bilateral pneumonia among other underlying ailments and tested positive on Sunday.
A 65-year-old man from Handwara area of North Kashmir died at CD Hospital here this afternoon, 11 days after he was admitted to the facility, the officials said.
The patient had tested positive for the virus and had several underlying problems.
With these fatalities, the death toll in the union territory has risen to 46, which includes two non-locals.

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