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Doda man dies of COVID-19, death toll 30

Srinagar: A 72-year-old man from Doda district on Monday died of COVID19 at GMC Jammu, taking the death toll due to the virus to 30 in Jammu and Kashmir.  

 “He had multiple problems like COPD and heart ailments,” Medical Superintendent GMC Jammu, Dr. Dara Singh said.

He said that test for the COVID19 had returned positive yesterday.

The victim, a resident of Ramnagar Shopian, was admitted to in SKIMS Soura’s Emergency at 9 pm on May 31 as a case of “Chronic Kidney Disease with b/l Chest infiltrates”, Professor Farooq Jan, Medical superintendent of the tertiary hospital told GNS.

With these fatalities, the death toll due to the virus in J&K has gone up to 30. So far Srinagar district has highest number of the fatalities—7 followed by Anantnag  and Baramulla with five deaths each, Kulgam has reported four while Budgam, shopian and Jammu have two each and one death each has been reported from Bandipora, Doda and Udhampur. (GNS)