COVID-19: Man from Handwara dies at CD Hospital, toll 44 in J&K

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

SRINAGAR — A COVID infected elderly man from Handwara area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district died at CD Hospital on Monday, taking death toll due to COVID-19 pandemic to 44 in the Jammu and Kashmir.

This is the third COVID death since morning in Kashmir as earlier in the day, a CRPF man posted in south Kashmir who was admitted in SKIMS, Soura and breathed his last after testing positive for the pandemic. A few hours after him, a 35-year-old man from Khanyar area of Srinagar, who had met an accident and had contracted the deadly virus, succumbed at CD Hospital, Srinagar.

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Dr Saleem Tak, Medical Superintendent at CD Hospital confirmed that a COVID-19 positive patient who was undergoing treatment at CD Hospital has died at the hospital on Monday afternoon. “He was 65-year-old and hailed from Handwara area of Kupwara,” he said. “The patient was very sick and had many underlying issues.”

The death toll due of COVID-19 positive patients in Jammu and Kashmir has reached to 44 which includes 39 from Kashmir division (including a non-local tailor and a CRPF man) and five from Jammu division.

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