Srinagar– An elderly Covid-19 patient from Qazigund area of south Kashmir died at Anantnag hospital on Tuesday, taking the overall death toll in Jammu and Kashmir to 48, officials said.
The officials said the 75 year old man from Panzath Qazigund died today at GMC Anantnag.
They said the patient who tested positive for Covid-19 a few days ago was suffering from Pneumonia besides other ailments.
He was very critical and died at today morning at hospital, they added.
Earlier, a 52-year old man from Sopore, who had tested positive for Covid-19, died at Srinagar hospital.
The man, an auto driver by profession, died at Srinagar’s Chest Diseases (CD) hospital on Tuesday early morning, said a family member.
The man was admitted to the SMHS hospital on May 19 after he met with an accident, he said.
He said the patient was shifted to CD hospital two days ago after he tested positive for coronavirus.
Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Dr G N Itoo also confirmed the man’s death due to the virus. “He will be buried as per the Covid-19 protocol,” he added.
With the latest fatalities, the death toll due to the virus in J&K has gone up to 48- 43 in Kashmir Valley and 5 in Jammu division.
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