Srinagar, Jun 7 : A non-local tailor, a resident of Kolkata, tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, hours after he died in a local hospital in Srinagar, taking the death toll due to the infection in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir to 41.
With his death, as many as five people have lost their lives due to infection during the last 24 hours, and 27 people in 20 days in J&K, where the COVID-19 positive cases have surpassed the 3500 mark. Official sources said a non-local patient died of brain hemorrhage at SHMS hospital on Saturday.
“The test of the patients came positive for COVID-19 on Sunday,” they said. They said the 38-year-old patient was working as a tailor in Lal Chowk, Srinagar. “Process has been initiated to trace and track all the people he came in contact with,” they added. Ten districts of Jammu have reported five fatalities while 36 people have lost their lives due to COVID-19 in ten districts of Kashmir. With this fatality, the death toll due to the infection has risen to 11 in Srinagar, which is the worst affected district in J&K in terms of causality due to the disease. Baramulla stands at number two with seven fatalities, followed by Anantnag with five deaths. Kulgam and Shopian are at number four with four fatalities each.
Three people, including three persons from Kashmir and a 62-year-old woman from Jammu, died due to COVID-19 on Saturday. A 65-year-old woman from Srinagar, who died at a hospital in this summer capital on Thursday evening, tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday. A 60-year-old man from Srinagar died due to COVID-19 at a hospital in this summer capital on Thursday. An 86-year-old man from north Kashmir district of Baramulla tested positive for COVID-19, five days after he passed away in a health centre in the valley on Wednesday. Five people, including four from Kashmir and one from Jammu, died due to COVID-19 in the UT on Monday. A 70-year-old man, a resident of Shopian, died due to COVID-19 at SHMS hospital in Srinagar on May 28, when a 55-year-old man, a resident of Khanpora in Baramulla, tested positive for COVID-19 days after he died at SHMS hospital.
Two people, including a 70-year-old man from Anantnag and 55-year-old man from Srinagar, died due to COVID-19 in Kashmir valley on May 27.UNI