Srinagar, June 9: Kashmir Valley on Tuesday reported one more death due to novel coronavirus as a 52-year-old man from Sopore succumbed to the virus at Srinagar’s CD hospital, one of the exclusive facilities meant for the management of covid-19 in Jammu and Kashmir. The fatality has taken death toll due to the pathogen in Jammu and Kashmir to 47—42 from Valley and 5 from Jammu division.
A family member of the deceased said that the man, who was an auto driver by profession, met with an accident on May 19.
“He was admitted to SMHS hospital since and two days ago his sample for the COVID-19 returned positive and was shifted to CD hospital,” the family member said, adding, “he died at 5 a.m. today.”
Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Dr G N Itoo also confirmed the man’s death due to the virus. “He will be buried as per the covid-19 protocol,” he added.
So far Srinagar district with 12 deaths due to the virus has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla nine, Anantnag six, Kulgam four, three each in Shopian, Kupwara and Jammu, two in Budgam while one death each has been reported from Pulwama, Bandipora, Doda and Udhampur. (GNS)