Kashmir reports second COVID death

Srinagar: An elderly man from Tangmarg area died in the wee hours of Sunday after he tested positive for COVID 19 a day ago. He became the second victim of the virus in the valley after 65-year-old man from Sopore.
According to officials, the man was referred to CD Hospital just yesterday from SMHS hospital after doctors there suspected him of being the COVID 19 case.
“He was admitted to SMHS Hospital on March 25 for pneumonia but doctors there found him developing some symptoms related to Coronavirus so they kept him in isolation and took his samples for testing which came positive on Saturday,” said Dr Salim Khan, Nodal Officer for Coronavirus preparedness at GMC Srinagar.
“The doctors tried their best to save him but underlying ailments deteriorated his condition and he breathed his last at around 4 AM on Sunday,” he said.
Dr Khan said the patient apparently had no travel history and administration was yet to find any incident where he came in contact with COVID 19 positive patient.
“We are enquiring about it and will inform the administration accordingly,” he said.
Earlier the government spokesperson also tweeeted about the sad news.
“Sad start to the day. Unfortunate demise of a coronavirus patient in Srinagar this morning,” Rohit Kansal tweeted.

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