Pattan Man Tests Covid-19 Positive 5 Days After Death


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J&K Toll Reaches 34

Srinagar- Five days after his death and subsequent burial, swab samples of an 86-year-old man from Pattan area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district returned positive for the Covid-19 on Wednesday, taking the death toll due to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir to 34.

Official sources said that the octogenarian, a resident of Hamray Pattan Baramulla, died on May 29 and his sample was taken at the local Community Health Centre. The authorities had allowed the burial of the elderly as per covid-19 protocol after his family agreed to it. His sample report returned positive at CD hospital diagnostic laboratory today, reported news agency GNS.

With the latest fatality, the death toll due to the virus in J&K has gone upto 34 – 30 in Kashmir valley and four in Jammu division.

So far Srinagar district and Baramulla have reported highest number of the fatalities—seven each, followed by Anantnag five, Kulgam four, two each from Shopian, Budgam and Jammu while one death each has been reported from Bandipora, Kupwara Doda and Udhampur.

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