SRINAGAR: A young woman, who had tested positive for COVID-19 on May 15, died at Chest Disease hospital in Srinagar on Sunday, taking the death toll due to the novel Coronavirus disease in Jammu and Kashmir to 13.
A Habba Kadal resident, the woman was admitted as a case of “septic shock at SMHS hospital some days before. But after she tested positive, she was shifted to CD hospital, a major facility for Covid-19 patients.
Dr Salim Tak, Medical Superintendent CD hospital told news agency GNS, that the woman died around 4 p.m.
Dr Salim, concerned nodal officer, said the woman was operated at SMHS hospital by ENT surgeons for “Ludwig’s Angina (submandibular abscess) and mediastinitis and had septic shock.”
“She was in Surgical ICU at SMHS and tested positive for COVID-19 on May 15. She was shifted to CD Hospital the same day,” he said.
She was the 13th person to have died due to the novel disease so far in Jammu and Kashmir—11 of them in Kashmir and two in the Jammu division.
Srinagar has reported 5 deaths – highest in any district – followed by Baramulla (3) and one each in Bandipora, Anantnag, Budgam, Udhampur and Jammu.