COVID-19: Sopore man dies; J-K toll mounts to 47

Srinagar: Kashmir reported one more death on Tuesday due to the coronavirus after a 52-year-old man from Sopore succumbed to the virus at Chest Disease hospital in Srinagar.

The death has taken death toll due to the pathogen in Jammu and Kashmir to forty-seven—forty-two from Valley and five from Jammu division.

A family member of the deceased said that man, who was an auto driver by profession, met with an accident on 19 May.

“He was admitted to SMHS hospital since and two days ago his sample for the COVID-19 returned positive and was shifted to CD hospital,” the family member told a local news agency, Global News Service, adding, “he died at 5 am today.”

Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Dr G N Itoo also confirmed the man’s death due to the virus. “He will be buried as per the COVID-19 protocol,” he added.

So far, Srinagar district has recorded highest deaths–twelve–due to the virus. It is followed by Baramulla nine, Anantnag six, Kulgam four, three each in Shopian, Kupwara and Jammu, two in Budgam while one death each has been reported from Pulwama, Bandipora, Doda and Udhampur. ( GNS)

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