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Kashmir records first coronavirus death as 65-year-old Covid-19 patient dies

Kashmir records first coronavirus death as 65-year-old Covid-19 patient dies
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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 as Kashmir recorded its first 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 COVID19 positive patient at Chest Disease Hospital, passed away due to cardiac arrest. The patient had medical history of prolonged illness with diabetes, hypertension and obesity,” they said.

The patient is said to be a resident of a posh area in uptown Srinagar (though he is originally, a resident of north Kashmir) who had a travel history to various places, besides 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 Kashmir Valley while the tally of such patients in J&K has gone up to 11. Three cases were reported from Jammu earlier this month. (GNS)


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