Kulgam elderly woman tests positive for Covid-19 after death
Srinagar: The death toll due to covid-19 rose to 79 in Jammu and Kashmir as swap sample report of an 80-year-old woman, who passed away at a hospital here on Thursday, returned positive for the novel coronavirus on Saturday.
Dr Nazir Choudhary, Medical Superintendent SMHS hospital, told GNS that the woman had underlying ailments related to chest and kidney.
CMO Kulgam Dr Fazil Kochak told GNS the woman’s body was taken forcibly by attendants soon after her death at SMHS Hospital Srinagar earlier today. A resident of Khudwani, the elderly woman was admitted to the hospital on June 18 and her swab sample was taken on the same day.
Earlier two women—a 40-year-old from Safa Kadal Srinagar and a 55-year-old from Tujan Pulwama district died SKIMS Soura and CD hospital here.