90-Year-Old Man Dies Of Covid-19, Toll Rises To 24


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Srinagar– A 90-year-old man, who had tested positive for COVID-19, died at Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura Tuesday morning taking the coronavirus death toll in Jammu and Kashmir to 24, officials said.

A resident of Khaloora in Kulgam district of south Kashmir , the nonagenarian was referred to SKIMS Soura from GMC Anantnag yesterday and breathed his last around 5:45 a.m. today, officials said.

“The patient was suffering from pneumonia with chief complaints of fever and breathlessness,” said Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent of the tertiary care hospital.

He said that his sampling was done at around 6:30 p.m. on Monday and it came out to be positive at 9:08 p.m. same day.

“The patient was then shifted to Isolation facility where he died this morning,” Professor Jan added.

With the fatality, the death toll due to the virus has gone upto 24 in J&K. So far Srinagar district has highest number of the fatalities—6 followed by Anantnag, Baramulla and Kulgam with four deaths each while Budgam and Jammu have two each and one death each has been reported from Bandipora and Udhampur. (With GNS inputs )



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