Covid-19: Elderly man from Handwara dies at CD hospital, J&K toll 44

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Srinagar, June 8: A 65-year-old man from Handwara died at a CD hospital here, eleven days after he was admitted to the facility, one of the exclusive institutes meant for the management the Covid-19 patients in Kashmir Valley. This is the third death reported after a 40-year-old CRPF trooper and a 35-year-old man from Miskeen Bagh Khaniyar Srinagar in Valley in last less than 24-hours. Dr Salim Tak, Medical Superintendent CD hospital, said that the covid-19 positive sexagenarian had multiple underlying ailments and died this afternoon. With the death, the number of the people succumbing to the virus has gone up to 44.
So far Srinagar district with 12 deaths due to the virus has the highest fatalities, followed by Baramulla seven, Anantnag six, Kulgam four, three each in Shopian, Kupwara and Jammu, two in Budgam while one death each has been reported from Bandipora, Doda and Udhampur.

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