The Kashmir Valley recorded the second fatality due to the novel coronavirus as a 52-year-old man hailing from Tangmarg area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district died on Sunday.
Reports said that a man died at Chest Disease hospital Dalgate, Srinagar at around 4:00 am.
“Sad start to the day. Unfortunate demise of a coronavirus patient in Srinagar this morning,” Rohit Kansal, principal secretary and JK government, tweeted.
The person who died in the hospital had no travel history but he had met a couple who had come from Saudi Arabia. The couple is currently admitted in Government Medical College (GMC) in Baramulla. 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.