Covid-19 Claims Another Life, Toll 24; 34 Fresh Cases Take Tally To Over 1700 Mark

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir reported one more death and 34 fresh cases of novel coronavirus on Tuesday, taking the overall death toll to 24 and case tally to over 1700.
Sources said a 90-year-old man, a resident of Khaloora Kulgam, died at SKIMS early Tuesday morning, a day after he was referred to the tertiary care hospital here from GMC Anantnag, officials said.
“The patient was suffering from pneumonia with chief complaints of fever and breathlessness,” Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS said.
He said that his sampling was done at around 6:30 p.m. on Monday and it came out to be positive at 9:08 p.m. the same day.
“The patient was then shifted to Isolation facility where he died this morning at around 5:45 a.m.,” Professor Jan added.
With the fatality, the death toll due to the virus has gone up to 4 in Kulgam and overall 24 in J&K. So far Srinagar district has the highest number of the fatalities—6 followed by Anantnag, Baramulla and Kulgam with four deaths each while Budgam and Jammu have two each and one death each has been reported from Bandipora and Udhampur.
Meanwhile, J&K reported 34 more positive cases, and the results were confirmed at army’s command hospital in Udhampur, taking the overall count of the positive cases so far to 1702, official sources said.


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