Srinagar: The death toll due to Covid-19 rose to 29 in Jammu and Kashmir as a 45-year-old man from Shopian district died at SKIMS Soura on Monday.
An official said that the man died last night and his swap sample returned positive for the novel coronavirus at 2 p.m. today.
The victim, a resident of Ramnagar Shopian, was admitted to in SKIMS Soura’s Emergency at 9 P.M. on May 31 as a case of “CKD, ESRD with b/l Chest infiltrates”, Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent of SKIMS said. “The patient had AGE like illness and was in shock,” he said, adding, “after initial stabilization, the patient was shifted to Ward 2A as a suspect case of COVID-19 and his nasopharyngeal swab was taken.”
He said that the patient expired during midnight. “The body was kept in mortuary and all precautions were taken,” he said. The swab sample for the COVID-19 came positive at 2 p.m., he added.
With the fatality, the death toll due to the virus in J&K has gone upto 29. 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, shopian and Jammu have two each and one death each has been reported from Bandipora and Udhampur.