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Covid19: 60-year-old man dies in Srinagar

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Srinagar- A 60-year-old man from Noorbagh area of Srinagar died of Covid-19 on Thursday taking the death toll due to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir to 35, officials said.

Dr Salim Tak, Medical Superintendent CD hospital,told news agency GNS  that the sexagenarian was referred from SMHS hospital here two days ago after he tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

“He died today at CD hospital. He had pleural effusion (sometimes referred to as ‘water on the lungs’),” he said.

With this fatality, the death toll due to the virus in J&K has gone upto 35. So far Srinagar district with eight deaths due to the virus has highest fatalities, followed by Baramulla 7, Anantnag five, Kulgam four, two each from Shopian, Budgam and Jammu while one death each has been reported from Bandipora, Kupwara Doda and Udhampur.

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