COVID-19: North Kashmir man dies in Srinagar, toll surges to 27

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Srinagar: A 55-year-old man from Khanpora area of Baramulla district in north Kashmir, died of COVID-19 on Thursday. His death has taken the fatality count due to the disease to twenty-seven in Jammu and Kashmir.

Dr. Salim Khan, nodal officer for COVID-19 at the Government Medical College (GMC), Srinagar, told a local news agency, Global News Agency, that the 55-years old man was referred from GMC Hospital, Baramulla, with fever and respiratory distress on 27 May to Shri Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital, Srinagar.

“Patient expired within hours of admission. His sample tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) today,” he added.

With the fatality, the death toll due to the virus has surged to five in Baramulla. Srinagar has recorded the highest number of fatalities—seven, followed by Anantnag and Baramulla with five deaths each, while Kulgam has reported four, and Budgam and Jammu have two each. One death each has also been reported from Bandipora and Udhampur. (GNS)

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