A 65-year-old man infected with the coronavirus died at Chest Disease (CD) Hospital in Dalgate, Srinagar in the early hours of Thursday. With this, Kashmir recorded its first coronavirus death.
According to Kashmir Glory, the man had a medical history of illness with diabetes, hypertension and obesity.
“Despite our best efforts, the Covid-19 positive patient at Chest Disease Hospital passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest. The patient had medical history of prolonged illness with diabetes, hypertension and 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, Uttar Pradesh and Jammu recently taking part in a Tablighi Jamaat’ congregation attended by people from Indonesia and Malaysia.
As of now, eight people have tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) in the Kashmir Valley while the tally of such patients in the entire J&K region has gone up to 11. Three cases were reported from Jammu earlier this month.