A 65-year-old man admitted to a Srinagar hospital earlier this week after testing positive for Coronavirus or COVID-19 died at Srinagar’s government-run Chest Disease (CD) hospital on Thursday morning.
With this Jammu and Kashmir has recorded first death due to the virus. Ten other people are being treated including seven in the Valley and three in Jammu region of the Union Territory after testing positive for COVID-19. Thirteen more such patients are admitted at a Leh hospital.
The man who died in Srinagar hospital had a medical history of illness with sugar, hypertension and obesity. The doctors said he suffered a massive cardiac arrest and their effort to revive him failed.
Originally a resident of Sopore town, he had contracted the deadly virus while attending the public outreach programme of Tablighi Jamaat attended by people from Indonesia, Malaysia for spreading the faith in various parts of the country.