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COVID-19: Budgam man tested positive after death; toll 62

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Srinagar: A day after a 70-year-old man from Budgam district died at a hospital, his swab sample returned positive for the COVID-19 on Monday.

The death of the septuagenarian from Chadoora area of the central Kashmir district has taken the fatality count due to the coronavirus in J-K to 62.

“The patient with sepsis and bilateral pneumonia was admitted on 14 June and died on the same day. His swab sample returned positive for the COVID-19,” Dr. Nazir Choudhary, Medical Superintendent Shri Maharaja Hari Singh hospital, told a local news agency, Global News Service.

Earlier, an 18-year-old COVID-19 patient from Handwara area in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district died at the hospital. The teenager is the youngest among the 62 persons who have succumbed to the virus in J-K so far.

So far, 62 people have succumbed to the virus in J-K—Seven from Jammu and 55 from Valley. Srinagar district with 15 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla 11, Kulgam eight, Anantnag six, five each in Shopian and Kupwara, four in Jammu, three in Budgam, two in Pulwama while one death each has been reported from Bandipora, Doda, Udhampur and Rajouri. (GNS)

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