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COVID-19 claims 2 more lives, toll rises to 59

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Srinagar: Two COVID-19 positive patients died in Jammu and Kashmir, taking the number of coronavirus-related fatalities to 59, officials said on Sunday.

While one death took place in Jammu region, one passed away in Kashmir Valley, the officials said.

The fatality of the day was reported from Chest Diseases Hospital where an 85-year-old man from Kupwara in north Kashmir died on Sunday, the officials said.

They said the patient was admitted to the hospital on Saturday and was suffering from chronic kidney disease and other ailments.

He was shifted from SMHS Hospital as his sample for COVID-19 test had returned as positive, they added.

In Jammu, a 69-year-old coronavirus positive man, a resident of Gandhi Nagar locality, was admitted to the Government Medical College (GMC) hospital in a serious condition on May 29 and underwent COVID-19 test and came out positive, the officials said.

They said he was suffering from other ailments including Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), severe sepsis, asthma and acute respiratory distress syndrome. The patient died in the early hours of Sunday.

With these fatalities, the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Jammu and Kashmir has risen to 59.

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