First COVID-19 death in Kashmir as elderly dies at Srinagar hospital

Srinagar, Mar 26 : A 65-year-old man infected with the coronavirus died at Chest Disease (CD) hospital Dalgate, Srinagar in the early hours of Thursday, thus making it Kashmir’s first recorded death due to the disease, official sources said. The man had a medical history of illness with diabetes, hypertension and obesity.

“Despite our best efforts, the COVID-19 positive patient at Chest Disease Hospital passed away due to cardiac arrest. The patient had medical history of illness with diabetes, hypertension, and obesity,” sources said.

The patient is said to be a resident of Hyderpora Srinagar who had returned from New Delhi, UP, and Jammu recently after being part of a ‘Tablighi Jamaat’ attended by people from Indonesia and Malaysia.

As of now, eight persons have tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Kashmir Valley while the tally of such patients in the entire J&K has gone up to 11. Three cases were reported from Jammu earlier this month.

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