COVID-19 claims one more life in Srinagar, J-K tally mounts to 35

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Srinagar: A 60-year-old man from Noorbagh area of Srinagar died of Covid-19 on Thursday. He became the eighth Srinagar resident and 35th in the Jammu and Kashmir to succumb to the virus.

Dr Salim Tak, Medical Superintendent CD hospital, told a local news gathering agency that the sexagenarian was referred from SMHS hospital here two days ago after he tested positive for the novel coronavirus. “He died today (at CD hospital). He had pleural effusion (sometimes referred to as ‘water on the lungs’),” he said.

With the latest fatality, the death toll due to the virus in J&K has gone upto 35. So far Srinagar district with eight deaths due to the virus has highest fatalities, followed by Baramulla 7, Anantnag five, Kulgam four, two each from Shopian, Budgam and Jammu while one death each has been reported from Bandipora, Kupwara Doda and Udhampur. (GNS)

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