COVID-19 Claims Another Life, J&K Toll 53

SRINAGAR: A 65-year-old man Rajouri on Friday became the 53rd person to succumb to covid-19 in Jammu and Kashmir.

Quoting official sources news agency GNS reported that sexagenarian died at Government Medical College Jammu, ten days after he tested positive of the pathogen.

Medical Superintendent JMC Dr Dara Singh said that the man had fallen off from stairs as a result of which had suffered injuries in the head.

“He was admitted to GMC Jammu on June 1. His test report for covid-19 came positive on June 2 when he was shifted to the isolation ward. He died today,” he added.

With his death, Rajouri has reported the first fatality due to the virus and also takes Jammu division’s toll to six. So far Srinagar district with 12 deaths has the highest fatalities, followed by Baramulla ten, Kulgam eight, Anantnag six, three each in Shopian, Kupwara and Jammu, two each in Pulwama and Budgam while one death each has been reported from Bandipora, Doda, Udhampur and Rajouri.

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