COVID-19: Kashmir reports another death, cases rise in J&K

Srinagar, May 18 (KNB): A day after a 29-year-old woman with underlying ailments died at the CD hospital Srinagar, one more death of 70-Year-old man from Anantnag was recorded on Monday taking the total death toll to 14 in J&K.

As per the reports, an elderly man, resident of Hillar Kokernag Anantnag, admitted at CD hospital for several days after he tested positive for the disease initially, had reported negative after the repeated tests.

Pertinently, the man was taken to SMHS for an emergency procedure known as tracheostomy—which involves creating an opening in the neck in order to place a tube into a person’s windpipe to allow air to enter the lungs. It was there when his fresh sample, known as tracheal aspirate rather than the ordinary—naso/oropharyngeal— swab returned positive following which he was again taken to CD hospital where he died.  

Earlier, a 29- year -old covid-19 positive lady from Habba Kadal youngest victim of the dreaded disease in J&K so far treated by a doctor from Dental college besides doctors of ENT section of Shri Maharaja hospital Srinagar died on Sunday at CD hospital.

With this, a total of 14 persons have died due to the disease so far in Jammu and Kashmir, 12 of them in Kashmir and two in the Jammu division including 5 deaths from Srinagar, followed by Baramulla (3), 2 in Anantnag while one each has been reported in Bandipora, Budgam, Udhampur, and Jammu.

Moreover, the total number of positive raised above the 1200 mark after 45 persons tested positive for the deadly virus since yesterday evening.(KNB)

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