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Three more die of COVID today, Kashmir toll 39

Srinagar: An elderly man from Handwara, a 35-year-old from Srinagar, and a CRPF personnel died due to coronavirus in Kashmir today pushing the death toll to 44 in the region which seems to be in the middle of a community spread of the virus these days.

The elderly from north Kashmir’s Kupwara district died at CD hospital on Monday.

Earlier in the day, a CRPF personnel posted in South Kashmir, who was admitted at SKIMS, Soura here, breathed his last after testing positive for the virus.

A few hours later, a 35-year-old man from Khanyar area of Srinagar, who had met an accident and had contracted the deadly virus, succumbed at CD hospital in Srinagar.

Dr Saleem Tak, Medical Superintendent at CD hospital told news agency KNO that a Covid-19 positive patient who was undergoing treatment at CD hospital died at the hospital on Monday afternoon. 

“He was 65-year-old and hailed from Handwara area of Kupwara,” he said. “The patient was very sick and had many underlying issues.”

The death toll due to Covid-19 positive patients in Jammu and Kashmir has reached to 44 which includes 39 from Kashmir division (including a non-local tailor and a CRPF man) and five from Jammu division.