85-year-old Kulgam man dies of covid-19, J&K toll 87

Nadeem Nadu 

 Srinagar, June 23 (GNS): An 85-year-old covid-19 positive man from Kulgam district of south Kashmir died at SKIMS Soura here on Tuesday, taking the death count due to the virus in J&K to 87. 

A resident Kadar Kulgam, the patient was a known case of “complete heart block with hypertension.  He was on temporary pacemaker,” Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS, told GNS. 
The octogenarian was admitted to the hospital on June 5 and died at 8:15 a.m. today, Professor Jan added.  
The death comes barely twelve hours after a 58-year-old woman from Natipora area of Srinagar succumbed to the virus at CD hospital here last night. 
So far, 87 people have succumbed to the virus in J&K—ten from Jammu and 87 from the Valley.

Srinagar district with 20 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla 13, Kulgam (11), Shopian (10), Jammu (7), six each in Budgam and Anantnag, Kupwara (5), Pulwama (four) while one death each has been reported from Bandipora, Doda, Udhampur and Rajouri.  (GNS)

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