Man from Tangmarg dies as Kashmir records 2nd COVID-19 death

Srinagar : The Kashmir Valley recorded the second fatality due to the novel coronavirus as a 62-year-old man hailing from Tangmarg area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district died on Sunday wee hours.

A senior government officer told GNS that the man died at Chest Disease hospital at around 4:00 am.

A doctor told GNS that the man was referred from SMHS hospital and had tested positive only yesterday.

“He was put on a ventilator yesterday evening. The patient was suffering from liver ailment,” the doctor said.

A police officer at Tangmarg also confirmed the man’s death and police has been ordered to make necessary arrangements. With his death, the number of fatalities due to COVID-19 has raised two in Kashmir Valley.

On Thursday last, a 65-year-old from Hyderpora died of the disease, making it the first case of death due to Coronavirus.

Meanwhile, one more person tested positive for the coronavirus at the Chest Disease hospital, taking the number of such persons to 24 in Kashmir Valley and overall 33 in the entire Jammu and Kashmir. (GNS)

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