Kathua records first COVID-19 death, J&K toll 97

The Kathua district of Jammu division on Tuesday recorded the first death due to Corona virus pandemic, taking the total number of deaths in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir to 97.

An official said that a woman, aged 85, died due to Covid-19 after remaining under treatment for a long time.

Senior Superintendent of Police Kathua, Shailendra Mishra informed that it is the first death due to COVID-19 in the district.

He said that the woman who was under treatment since long, died today morning.

Earlier, a 45-year-old man from Bijbhera Anantnag with “bilateral pneumonia” died yesterday, a day after he was admitted to the health facility, Dr Nazir Choudhary, Medical Superintendent of SMHS hospital said.

So far, 97 people have succumbed to the virus in J&K—12 from Jammu division and 85 from the Valley.

Srinagar district with 22 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla (15), Kulgam (13), Shopian (11), seven each from Jammu, Budgam and Anantnag, Kupwara (5), Pulwama (four) while one death each has been reported from Bandipora, Poonch, Doda, Udhampur, Kathua and Rajouri.