Srinagar, March 26: A 65-year-old man infected with the coronavirus died at Chest Disease (CD) hospital Dalgate, Srinagar in the early hours of Thursday, Kashmir’s first recorded death due to the disease, official sources told GNS. The man had a medical history of illness with Sugar, hypertension and obesity.

“Despite our best efforts, the COVID-19 positive patient at Chest Disease Hospital passed away due to cardiac arrest. The patient had medical history of illness with Sugar, hypertension, obesity,” they said.

The patient is said to be a resident of Hyderpora Srinagar (originally, a resident of Sopore) who had returned from New Delhi, UP, Jammu recently after being part of a ‘Tablighi Jamaat’ attended by people from Indonesia and Malaysia.

As of now, eight persons have tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Kashmir Valley while the tally of such patients in the entire J&K has gone up to 11. Three cases were reported from Jammu earlier this month. (GNS)

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