Infant dies of Covid-19 in Srinagar
Srinagar: A 15-day-old baby with underlying health conditions died of Covid-19 at a hospital here on Friday, officials said.
The infant, from Bemina area of Srinagar, is youngest to die of Covid-19 in Jammu and Kashmir.
“The baby was a case of aortic stenosis with CCF. He died in the Infectious Disease Block at 10:55 a.m. today,” Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS Soura, told GNS.
The swab sample of the baby was taken on June 16 and it returned positive for the virus next day, he added.
The baby’s death has taken the death toll due to the Covid-19 in Jammu and Kashmir to 75.
So far, 75 people have succumbed to the virus in J&K—nine from Jammu and 65 from the Valley.