Elderly Kulgam woman dies of Covid-19, J&K tally rises to 23

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Srinagar: Two days after her death, sample reports of a 65-year-old woman from Kulgam district of south Kashmir have returned positive on Monday, taking the overall fatality count due to the deadly disease to 23.
“A 65-year-old lady from Bugam Kulgam was admitted in SMHS Hospital Srinagar on 22-5-2020 with bilateral pneumonia. She died next day and her body was kept in the mortuary of GMC Srinagar. Her reports came today and she tested positive for COVID-19,” Dr Salim Khan, nodal officer for COVID-19 at the Government Medical College Srinagar, said. He said the district administration Kulgam has been informed accordingly.
With the fatality, the death toll due to the virus has gone upto 3 in Kulgam and overall 23 in J&K. So far Srinagar district has highest number of the fatalities—6 followed by Anantnag and Baramulla with four deaths, Kulgam 3 while Budgam and Jammu have two each and one death each has been reported from Bandipora and Udhampur.

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