Srinagar, June 14: A 69-year-old man from Gandhi Nagar died at Government Medical College Jammu on Sunday, sixteen days after he tested positive for novel coronavirus.
The man was a known businessman and his death has taken the Jammu’s fatality count to four and overall casualty toll due to the virus in J&K to 58.
Dr. Nasib Chand Digra, Principal GMC Jammu, said that the elderly man had comorbidities like hypertention, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Ashthma. “He had severe sepsis and died around midnight (1:30 a.m),” he added. Sources said that he was admitted on May 29.
So far Srinagar district with 14 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla 11, Kulgam eight, Anantnag six, five in Shopian, Jammu four, Kupwara three, two each in Pulwama and Budgam while one death each has been reported from Bandipora, Doda, Udhampur and Rajouri.