Srinagar, May 7 : A 30-year-old man has succumbed to the deadly novel coronavirus here at a hospital, making him the youngest victim of the infection in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, official sources said on Thursday. With this, the death toll in the state has risen to nine, including eight from Kashmir and one from Jammu. Official sources today said that the Alamgiri Bazar resident in Srinagar, who was admitted to SHMS hospital on Tuesday, died late on Wednesday evening. "The sample of the deceased came out to be positive later in the night on Wednesday," they said.
They said the man was attending to his father admitted in the Oncology department at Super Speciality Hospital, Shireen Bagh. "The man was on Tuesday admitted to SHMS hospital with underlying ailment pneumonia," they said, adding he had no travel history. The death of the man comes just days after a woman, a plastic surgery patient, from Anantnag and her attendant tested positive for COVID-19 at Super Speciality Hospital, Shireen Bagh, where the deceased was attending to his father in a cancer ward. J&K recorded its first death due to COVID-19 on March 25, when a 65-year-old man from Hyderpora died due to the infection at Chest Disease Hospital.
Then, on March 29, a 50-year-old man, a resident of Tangmarg, passed away at CD hospital. Earlier in April, a 54-year-old Bandipora resident, who was tested positive for the infection, died at SMHS hospital. Later on April 8, a 61-year-old woman from Udhampur died at Government Medical College (GMC), Jammu. On April 17, a 70-year-old patient died due to the fatal virus in Kashmir valley. An elderly man, a resident of Baramulla, on April 18, succumbed to the virus. A pregnant woman, who died at a hospital in Anantnag on April 25, tested positive on April 26. An 80-year-old woman died in a hospital in Srinagar on April 28 due to the infection. (UNI)