COVID-19: Second death in Kashmir as Tangmarg man dies

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

SRINAGAR — The Kashmir valley recorded second fatality due to the novel coronavirus as a 52-year-old man hailing from Tangmarg area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district died on Sunday during wee hours.

A senior government officer said that the man died at Chest Disease hospital Dalgate, Srinagar at around 4:00 AM.

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A doctor said that the man was referred from SMHS hospital and had tested positive only yesterday. “He was put on ventilator yesterday evening. The patient was suffering from liver ailment,” the doctor said.

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A police officer at Tangmarg also confirmed the man’s death and police has been ordered to make necessary arrangements. With his death, the number of fatalities due to COVID-19 has risen to two in Kashmir valley.

On Thursday last, a 65-year-old man from Hyderpora died of the disease, making it the first case of death due to coronavirus.

Meanwhile, one more person tested positive for coronavirus at the Chest Disease hospital, taking the number of such persons to 24 in Kashmir valley and overall 33 in the entire Jammu and Kashmir.

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