J&K Covid-19 Toll Rises To 28 As 70-Year-Old Man Tests Positive Posthumously

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Srinagar, May 29: The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 28 in Jammu and Kashmir as swab samples of a 70-year-old man from south Kashmir’s Shopian district came out to be positive for the disease day after he died at SHMS hospital here.
Dr. Salim Khan, nodal officer for COVID-19 at the Government Medical College Srinagar, said that the septuagenarian from Aliarpora, Bagander Shopian was admitted on May 27 as “pneumonia patient with underlying hypertension and diabetes mellitus.” He died at SMHS hospital last evening, he said. “Today his sample report showed positive for SARS COV-2,” Dr Salim added.
With the fatality, the death toll due to the virus in J&K has gone upto 28. So far Srinagar district has highest number of the fatalities—7 followed by Anantnag and Baramulla with five deaths each, Kulgam has reported four while Budgam and Jammu have two each and one death each has been reported from Bandipora, Shopian and Udhampur.


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