Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory on Saturday witnessed three deaths due to COVID-19 pandemic, taking the toll of deaths due to the virus to 55 including 50 from Kashmir and six from Jammu division.

The three fresh deaths include 75-year-old male from Kanthabagh #Baramulla, a retired doctor from Parrypora, Srinagar who died at JVC Bemina and a 60-year-old resident from Shopian district of South Kashmir, who breathed his last at SMHS hospital Srinagar.

Dr G H Yatoo Nodal Officer for Covid-19 at SKIMS said that a 75-year-old male from Kantbagh Baramulla died at SKIMS on Saturday afternoon.

His body was kept in mortuary and his samples were tested positive, he said, adding that patient was suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) besides other ailments.

Medical Superintendent of SMHS hospital Srinagar, Dr. Nazir Choudhary told news agency—Kashmir News Observer that a 60-year-old patient from Shopian was admitted to the hospital on June 11 and his sample was taken the next day.

“He was tested positive for the deadly virus. The patient was suffering from bilateral pneumonia and died on Saturday afternoon,” the doctor said.

Medical Superintendent JVC Bemina, Dr. Shifa Deva told KNO News Agency that a 74–year-old retired doctor from Srinagar died at the hospital today morning.

He was tested positive for Covid-19 few days before and was admitted at JVC on June 02, she said, adding that doctor was suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
With three fresh deaths, Srinagar has recorded 13 fatalities due to the virus, followed by 11 in Baramulla, eight in Kulgam, six in Anantnag, four in Shopian, three each in Kupwara and Jammu, two each in Pulwama and Budgam while one death each has been reported from Bandipora, Doda, Udhampur and Rajouri respectively.