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Covid-19 claims 4 more lives, toll 143

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Srinagar: Four more Covid-19 related deaths were reported in Kashmir on Tuesday, taking the toll due to the deadly virus to 143 in the UT.

Out of the four who died today, three were women patients.

Officials said that a 60-year-old woman from Lalpora Kunzar, Baramulla, a 78-year-old woman from Khrew, Pulwama and 65-year-old woman from Noor Bagh, Srinagar fell victim to Covid 19 today besides a 62-year-old male from Batpora, Anantnag.

Dr. Saleem Tak, Medical Superintendent at CD hospital told KNO that a woman from Kunzar who was admitted on July 03 and was kept on ventilator died at CD hospital today morning.

He said that the patient was suffering from multiple ailments including COPD and pneumonia. A senior doctor at SMHS said that the 78-year-old woman from Khrew Pulwama who was admitted at SMHS and tested positive for Covid-19 died today. He said that the woman was tested positive a few hours after her death.

Dr. Nazir Choudary said that a 65-year-old woman from Noor Bagh, Srinagar who was admitted in triage ward of SMHS was suffering from multiple ailments.

He said that the woman tested positive after her death. Dr Farooq Jan, MS at SKIMS, Soura while confirming the fourth Covid death in a day, said that a 65-year-old man from Batpora, Anantnag district died this evening.

“He was admitted on July 6 to the hospital and was having hypertension, and other underlying medical conditions. He was tested positive for virus today,” Dr Jan said.

With four more deaths, the toll in Jammu and Kashmir has reached to 143 including 129 from Kashmir and 14 from Jammu division.

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