Srinagar- A 32- year old man from Alamgiri Bazaar area of Srinagar died at SMHS hospital here, becoming the youngest victim of the dreaded disease.
With this fatality, 9 persons have died due to the disease so far in Jammu and Kashmir, 8 of them in Kashmir and one in Jammu division.
The man’s death has also taken Srinagar’s toll to 3, equal to Baramulla and highest so far in any other districts in J&K.
Confirming the 32- year-old’s death, Nodal officer GMC Dr. Saleem Khan said that he was attending to his father admitted in Oncology ward at Super Speciality Hospital, Shireen Bagh.
According to Medical superintendent Dr. Nazir Choudhary the man was admitted to hospital on May 05 with underlying ailment pneumonia.
” He died late last night and samples came out to be positive at around 9:00 PM on Wednesday,” he said, adding, ” the body has been handed over to the family for last rites to be carried out as per the COVID-19 protocol”.
Official sources said that the man had no travel history to any affected place outside Jammu and Kashmir.
However, they said he was attending to his father who was admitted at Cancer ward of Super Speciality Hospital Shireen Bagh where a 55 year-old woman, a plastic surgery patient, from Sangam Anantnag tested positive along with 19 year-old teenager (Attendant) from Surankote Poonch tested positive for the pathogen earlier. Meanwhile, a doctor at Super Specialty Hospital here said that the worst fears are starting to come true.
Meanwhile entire family and those who came in contact with the victim have been take for quarantine and for necessary tests.
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