Covid-19 claims 52-year-old Sopore man, J&K toll 47

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closeup of the feet of a dead body covered with a sheet, with a blank tag tied on the big toe of his left foot, in monochrome, with a vignette added

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday reported one more death due to novel coronavirus as a 52-year-old man from Sopore succumbed to the virus at Srinagar’s CD hospital, one of the exclusive facilities meant for the management of covid-19 in the Valley. With the fatality, the death toll due to the pathogen has risen in Jammu and Kashmir to 47—42 from Valley and 5 from Jammu division.
A family member of the deceased said that man, who was auto driver by profession, met with an accident on May 19. “He was admitted to SMHS hospital and two days ago his sample for the covid-19 returned positive and was shifted to CD hospital,” the family member said, adding, “He died at 5 a.m. today.”
Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Dr G N Itoo also confirmed the man’s death due to the virus. “He will be buried as per the covid-19 protocol,” he added.
So far Srinagar district with 12 deaths due to the virus has the highest fatalities, followed by Baramulla nine, Anantnag six, Kulgam four, three each in Shopian, Kupwara and Jammu, two in Budgam while one death each has been reported from Pulwama, Bandipora, Doda and Udhampur.


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