Srinagar- The COVID-19 death toll has risen to 41 in Jammu and Kashmir as the samples taken from a non-local, who passed away here on Saturday, tested positive for the disease on Sunday, officials said.
The 38-year-old man, a resident of Kolkata — died of brain haemorrhage at the SMHS hospital here on Saturday, the officials said.
They added that his samples sent for the COVID-19 test returned positive on Sunday.
The deceased was working as a tailor at Sarai Bala area of Lal Chowk Srinagar.
With the latest fatality, the death toll due to the virus in J&K has gone up to 41- 36 in Kashmir and five in Jammu.
So far Srinagar district with eleven deaths due to the virus has the highest fatalities, followed by seven in Baramulla, five in Anantnag, four each in Kulgam & Shopian, three in Jammu, two each in Budgam & Kupwara while one death each has been reported in Bandipora, Doda & Udhampur.
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