COVID-19: North Kashmir man dies in Srinagar hospital, J-K toll reaches 82

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Srinagar: A 51-year-old COVID-19 patient from Kupwara district died at a hospital here on Sunday, taking the death toll due to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir to 82.

Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS Soura, told a local news gathering agency Global News Service that the man was admitted to the hospital on June 4. A resident of Tragpora area of the north Kashmir district, Professor Jan said that he was a case of “post renal transplant”.

“His sample was taken on May 28 and the result came positive on June 3. He was planned for AV fistula,” he said, adding, “The patient was referred from Covid clinic and admitted to the hospital on June 4. He died of cardiac arrest.”      

So far, 82 people have succumbed to the virus in J&K—ten from Jammu and 72 from the Valley.

Srinagar district with 19 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla 13, Shopian (10), Kulgam (9), Jammu (7), six each in Budgam and Kupwara, Anantnag  (5), Pulwama (three) while one death each has been reported from Bandipora, Doda, Udhampur and Rajouri.  (GNS) 

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