Coronavirus: Kashmir Records Another Death, Toll 32

SRINAGAR: An elderly woman from Baramulla on Tuesday became another victim of a novel coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir, taking the overall toll due to the disease in J&K to 32.

Health officials are getting a dead body of 80-year-old woman into an ambulance at GMC Srinagar on Thursday, May 21, 2020. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

The woman, a resident of Khanpora Baramulla died on Monday and her test reports came out to be positive today, Principal GMC Baramulla, Dr Syed Masood, told news agency GNS.

“She had many comorbidities like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and others,” he said.

The body of the woman was kept in the mortuary and would be handed over to the family in consonance with the covid-19 protocol, deputy commissioner Baramulla, Dr G N Itoo said. She was the mother-in-law of a 55-year-old man who died of the covid-19 last week, he added.

With death, ten persons have lost their lives due to the infection during the last nine days and 20 people in 17 days in Jammu and Kashmir. Yesterday, three people died, two from Shopian and one from Doda district.

With the latest fatality, the death toll due to the virus in J&K has gone upto 32. So far Srinagar district has the highest number of the fatalities—7 followed Baramulla with six deaths, Anantnag five, Kulgam four, two each from Shopian, Budgam and Jammu while one death each has been reported from Bandipora, Doda and Udhampur.

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