Indian Occupied Kashmir has reported its first death due to the deadly coronavirus. Media reports said the victim was a 65-year-old man.
Doctors at the chest disease hospital said the patient had a medical history of prolonged illness with diabetes, hypertension, obesity.
The victim had recently returned to Kashmir after taking part in a Tablighi Jamaat congregation.
He had visited New Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Jammu. His death was reported at the Chest Disease Hospital in Srinagar.
The valley has till now reported eight known cases of the coronavirus so far. Three cases have been reported in Jammu.
“As we share the sad news of our first #Covid19 fatality, my heart goes out to the family of the deceased. We stand with you and share your grief,” Srinagar Mayor Junaid Azim Mattu tweeted.
Government spokesperson Rohit Kansal said, “This is sad news. This is first death due to Coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir.” He said four others who were in contact with him have also tested for the deadly virus.
As of now, eight persons have tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Kashmir Valley while the tally of such patients in the entire occupied territory has gone up to 11.