Man dies of coronavirus in Kashmir after attending Islamic congregation with Indonesians

Man dies of coronavirus in Kashmir after attending Islamic congregation with Indonesians

A65-year-old man infected with the coronavirus has died at Chest Disease (CD) Hospital in Dalgate, Srinagar within the early hours of Thursday. With this, Kashmir recorded its first coronavirus death.

According to Kashmir Glory, the person had a medical record of illness with diabetes, hypertension and obesity.

"Despite our greatest efforts, the Covid-19 positive patient at Chest Disease Hospital gave up the ghost after suffering a asystole . The patient had medical record of prolonged illness with diabetes, hypertension and obesity," they said.

The patient is claimed to be a resident of Hyderpora Srinagar (originally a resident of Sopore) who had returned from New Delhi , Uttar Pradesh and Jammu recently participating during a Tablighi Jamaat’ congregation attended by people from Indonesia and Malaysia.

As of now, eight people have tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) within the Kashmir Valley while the tally of such patients within the entire J&K region has gone up to 11. Three cases were reported from Jammu earlier this month.

"As we share the sad news of our first #Covid19 fatality, my heart goes bent the family of the deceased. We stand with you and share your grief," Mayor of Srinagar Junaid Azim Mattu tweeted.

Government spokesperson Rohit Kansal also confirmed the death via Twitter.

Authorities in Kashmir have expressed apprehensions that the cases might be quite reported within the Valley as a big number of individuals seemed to have concealed their travel history.

As per a government bulletin on Wednesday in Jammu and Kashmir, as many as 5,124 travellers and other people who came in touch with suspected and positive cases are anesthetize surveillance.

Among them 3,061 are in home quarantine (including facilities operated by the government), 80 in hospital quarantine and 1,477 in home surveillance.

Restrictions on movement imposed in Kashmir to stop the spread of coronavirus were tightened on Wednesday.