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.

Story continues below advertisement

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

Kashmir coaching centres to vaccinate all students above 15 years

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.

Follow Us

The Kashmir Pulse is now on Google News. Subscribe our Telegram channel and Follow our WhatsApp channel for timely news updates!


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here