Kashmir reports first death due to COVID-19

Kashmir reported its first death on Thursday as a 65-year-old man from Hyderpora area of Srinagar passed away due to COVID-19 virus.

“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,” Mayor of Srinagar Junaid Azim Mattu tweeted.

“I also salute the brave doctors at CD Hospital for their efforts. Let’s do our bit and help break the chain and stay home stay safe,” Junaid added.

Government officer Rohit Kansal also confirmed the news in a tweet.

“Sad News : First death due to Coronavirus- 65 years old Male from Hyderpora Srinagar. Four of his contacts also tested positive yesterday,” he said.

“It’s still not too late. Help #BreakTheChain. Stay indoors. Self declare. Report travel history or any symptoms,” he added.

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Jammu and Kashmir has risen to 11, Health Ministry said.