Covid-19 claims yet another life in Kashmir, J&K toll mounts to 17

Srinagar, May 19: The death toll due to COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir mounted to 17 after a coronavirus positive man died at a hospital here on Tuesday, officials said.

Dr G H Yatoo, Nodal Officer Coronavirus control measures at SKIMS Soura, told that the 55-year-old man from Rafiabad, who was suffering from malignancy, died at the tertiary care hospital this morning. With the death, the overall fatality count due to the dreaded disease has gone upto 17 in J&K—15 in Kashmir and two in Jammu.

The middle-aged person’s death comes a day after the Valley saw highest single-day spike in deaths with three elderly patients, all from south Kashmir, becoming victims of the deadly disease.

The Srinagar district has reported 5 of the deaths, highest in any district, followed by Baramulla 4, Anantnag 3 while one death each has been reported in Bandipora, Budgam, Kulgam, Udhampur, and Jammu. (GNS)

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