Jammu: Poonch district of Jammu division on Thursday reported first death due to covid-19 as a 57-year-old man from the mountainous district with underlying health conditions including acute renal failure died at GMC Jammu, taking the death toll due to the virus in J&K to 89.
The 57-year-old man was referred from Samba to GMC Jammu on June 19 and died late last night, sources said. This is the first death due to the covid-19 in Poonch district, they said.
“He was diabetic and had acute renal failure,” Dr Dara Singh, Medical Superintendent JMC Jammu, said. “He died late last night,” he added.
So far, 89 people have succumbed to the virus in J&K—11 from Jammu division and 78 from the Valley.
Srinagar district with 21 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla 13, Kulgam (11), Shopian (10), Jammu (7), six each in Budgam and Anantnag, Kupwara (5), Pulwama (four) while one death each has been reported from Bandipora, Poonch, Doda, Udhampur and Rajouri.