Toll six as elderly man from Tangmarg dies of COVID-19

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SRINAGAR — The death toll due to novel coronavirus or COVID-19 rose to six in Jammu and Kashmir after one more patient died of the infection on Saturday morning.

Coordinator for Coronavirus at JVC SKIMS Bemina, Dr Nouman Nazir said that an elderly man from Tangmarg area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, who was a COVID-19 positive patient, died at JVC SKIMS hospital in Srinagar on Saturday morning. He said the patient was admitted in the hospital on 13 April this month.

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As per the details, the patient belonged to Tangmarg area of north Kashmir and was tested positive for COVID-19.

Jammu and Kashmir had recorded first death due to COVID-19 on March 25 when a 65-year-old Tableegi preacher from Hyderpora succumbed to the novel coronavirus infection at CD hospital. Then, on March 29, a 50-year-old man from Tangmarg area had passed away at CD hospital.

Earlier this month, a 54-year-old COVID-19 patient, from Bandipora, had died at SMHS hospital. Later on April 08, a 61-year-old lady from Udhampur died at GMC, Jammu. Then, a 70-year-old man from Arampora Sopore died at Chest Disease hospital.

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