Srinagar: A Srinagar resident aged 32 died of Covid-19 at SMHS hospital on Thursday taking the death toll to nine in Jammu and Kashmir
He is so far the the youngest victim of novel Coronavirus disease.
Nodal officer GMC, Dr. Saleem Khan told news agency GNS that the deceased was attending to his father admitted at the Oncology department at Super Speciality Hospital Shireen Bagh.
Medical superintendent Dr. Nazir Choudhary said the man was admitted to the hospital on May 05 with pneumonia.
“He died late last night and samples came out to be positive late Wednesday evening,” he said, adding, “the body has been handed over to the family for last rites to be carried out as per the COVID-19 protocol”.
Quoting official sources GNS reported that the man had no travel history to any affected place outside Jammu and Kashmir.
But the deceased attended to his ailing father at Cancer ward of Super Speciality Hospital Shireen Bagh, where a 55 year-old woman, a plastic surgery patient, from Sangam Anantnag and her 19-year-old attendant, who hails from Surankote Poonch had tested positive for Covid-19 earlier.