Double whammy for Srinagar Family: 4 days after son’s death, father dies of Covid-19

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Srinagar: A quinquagenarian from Alamrgari Bazar Srinagar became the fresh victim of the covid-19 in Kashmir Valley on Monday, four days after his young son died of the dreaded disease. His death has taken the fatality toll in Jammu and Kashmir to ten.
Officials said that the man, with underlying serious comobidities like coronavirus, died at the CD hospital where he was shifted soon after his test report came out to be positive for the novel coronavirus on May 8.
“He was suffering from pancreatic cancer and had other comorbidities. He died at the hospital this afternoon,” Dr Salim Tak, Medical Superintendent CD Hospital Srinagar told a local news agency.
With this fatality, 10 persons have died due to the disease so far in Jammu and Kashmir, 9 of them in Kashmir and one in Jammu division.
The man’s death has also taken Srinagar’s toll to 4, highest in any district followed by Baramulla with 3 deaths, one each in Bandipora , Annatnag and Udhampur.
The 32- year-old son of the deceased had died on May 7 and he had contracted the disease while attending to his father, now dead, admitted in Oncology department at Super Speciality Hospital Shireen Bagh. (with inputs from agencies)


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