Srinagar, May 28 : A 55-year-old man, resident of Baramulla, died due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Kashmir valley, taking the death toll due to the infection in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir to 27.
With this, six people have lost their lives due to the infection this week so far and 15 people in 12 days in J&K, where the COVID-19 positive cases have surpassed 1900-mark. Official sources said that the 55-year-old man, a resident of Khanpora in Baramulla, was admitted to Government Medical College (GMC), Baramulla due to respiratory distress earlier this week.
“The patient was referred to SHMS hospital in Srinagar on Wednesday after his condition deteriorated,” they said. However, they said the patient died hours after he was admitted to Srinagar hospital.
“His sample was sent for testing, which came out positive on Thursday,” they said, adding the last rites of the patient would be held according to the guidelines issued by MHA. Ten districts of Jammu have reported three fatalities while 24 people have lost their lives due to COVID-19 in ten districts of Kashmir. With the death of the Baramulla resident, the death toll due COVD-19 has risen to five.
However, Srinagar is the worst affected district in terms of mortality rate with seven deaths due to the infection. Anantnag and Baramulla stands at number two with five deaths each while Kulgam is number three with four deaths. MORE (UNI)