Kashmir records 2nd COVID-19 death, North Kashmir resident succumbs
Srinagar, Mar 29: Kashmir Valley recorded the second fatality due to the novel coronavirus as a 62-year-old man hailing from north Kashmir’s Baramulla district died on Sunday morning.
A senior government official said that the man died at Chest Disease hospital at around 4:00 am.
A doctor said that the man was referred from SMHS hospital and had tested positive only yesterday.
“He was put on a ventilator yesterday evening. The patient was suffering from a liver ailment,” the doctor said.
A police official also confirmed the man’s death and said that police has been ordered to make necessary arrangements. With his death, the number of fatalities due to COVID-19 has raised two in Kashmir Valley.
On Thursday last, a 65-year-old from uptown Srinagar area died of the disease, making it the first case of death due to Coronavirus.
Meanwhile, one more person tested positive for the coronavirus at the Chest Disease hospital, taking the number of such persons to 24 in Kashmir Valley and overall 33 in the entire Jammu and Kashmir. (GNS)