Coronavirus (COVID-19)

SRINAGAR — A 15-day-old baby with underlying health conditions died with COVID-19 at a hospital here on Friday. The baby, from Bemina area of Srinagar, is youngest to die with the disease in Jammu and Kashmir.

“The baby was a case of aortic stenosis with CCF. He died in the Infectious Disease Block at 10:55 AM today,” Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS Soura, said.

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The swab sample of the baby was taken on June 16 and it returned positive for the virus next day, he added.

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The baby’s death has taken the death toll due to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir to 75.

So far, 75 people have succumbed to the virus in J&K—nine from Jammu and 65 from the Valley.

Srinagar district with 18 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla 13, Shopian (9), Kulgam (8), six each in Anantnag and Jammu, Kupwara (five), Budgam (three), Pulwama (two) while one death each has been reported from Bandipora, Doda, Udhampur and Rajouri.

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