COVID-19: Poonch records first death, toll in J-K mounts to 89

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Srinagar: 57-year-old covid-19 positive patient from Poonch with underlying health conditions including acute renal failure died at Government Medical College (GMC) Jammu, taking the fatality toll due to the virus in J-K to 89.

A resident of Poonch, the man was referred from Samba to GMC Jammu on June 19 and died late last night. This is the first death due to the covid-19 in Poonch district, they said.

“He was diabetic and had acute renal failure,” Dr Dara Singh, Medical Superintendent JMC Jammu, told a local news gathering agency Global News Service. “He died late last night,” he added.
So far, 89 people have succumbed to the virus in J-K—11 from Jammu division and 78 from the Valley.

Srinagar district with 21 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla 13, Kulgam (11), Shopian (10), Jammu (7), six each in Budgam and Anantnag, Kupwara (5), Pulwama (four) while one death each has been reported from Bandipora, Poonch, Doda, Udhampur and Rajouri. (GNS)

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