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Young NC leader among 5 die of Covid-19

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Srinagar: A young leader of National Conference from Jammu was among five who died of Covid-19 in Jammu and Kashmir Thursday taking the death toll to 154.

38-year old Rohit Kirni was admitted in GMC Jammu after testing positive for Covid-19. He was very serious and lost the battle of life today afternoon, hospital sources said.

“Sadly we lost Rohit (Kirni) a few minutes ago. He had been put on a ventilator but the medical teams, in spite of their best efforts, couldn’t stabilise him. He leaves behind a wife & two young kids,” party vice president and former chief minister Omar Abdullah tweeted.

Meanwhile, in Kashmir, a 60-year-old woman from Pattan Baramulla, 80-year-old woman from Natipora Srinagar, 65-year-old woman from Kulgam and 70-year-old woman from Pulwama also succumbed to the deadly virus.

Dr Saleem Tak, Medical Superintendent at Chest Diseases hospital told KNO that a 60-year-old woman from Pattan, who was admitted on June 29 after testing positive for Covid-19, died at CD hospital today morning.

He said the patient was suffering from hypertension, hypothyroidism and bilateral pneumonia.

Dr Nazir Ahmad Choudhary, Medical Superintendent at SMHS said that an 80-year-old woman from Natipora who was admitted on July 1 died at SMHS today morning at around 4 am.

He said that the patient was suffering from hypertension, T2DM and bilateral pneumonia.

He said that another 70-year-old woman from Pachaar, Pulwama who was admitted at SMHS on July 06 and was tested positive for Covid-19 died on Thursday afternoon. Patient was suffering from bilateral pneumonia and other ailments, he said.

Dr Shifa Deva, Medical Superintendent at JVC Bemina said that a 65-year-old female patient from Kulgam who was referred from District Hospital Kulgam on Wednesday died today.

Patient was Covid-19 positive and was suffering from bilateral pneumonia besides other ailments including hypertension, she said.

With five more deaths, the death toll due to the virus has reached to 154 in J&K, of which 15 deaths were recorded in Jammu and 139 in Kashmir region.

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