60-year-old Kulgam woman dies of covid-19, J&K toll reaches 83

Srinagar, June 21: A 60-year-old COVID-19 patient from south Kashmir's Kulgam district died at a hospital here on Sunday, taking the death toll due to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir to 83.

Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS Soura, told GNS that the woman was admitted to the hospital on June 20. 

The patient was diagonised of "EHBO - blockage of normal flow of bile from liver to intestinal tract - with septic shock", Professor Jan said.

“Her sample was taken on June 20 and the result came positive on the same day", Professor Jan said.    

So far, 83 people have succumbed to the virus in J&K—10 from Jammu and 73 from the Valley.

Srinagar district with 19 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla 13, Shopian (10), Kulgam (10), Jammu (7), six each in Budgam and Kupwara, Anantnag  (5), Pulwama (three) while one death each has been reported from Bandipora, Doda, Udhampur and Rajouri.(GNS)

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