COVID-19 claims J&K’s oldest victim, toll 24

COVID-19 claims J&K’s oldest victim, toll 24

Srinagar, May 26:  A 90-year-old man from Kulgam district on Tuesday became the J&K’s oldest coronavirus victim after he died within hours of testing positive for the deadly virus, officials said.

Sources said that the man, a resident of Khaloora Kulgam, was referred to SKIMS Soura from GMC Anantnag on Monday and breathed his last around 5:45 a.m. today.

“The patient was suffering from pneumonia and hypertension with chief complaints of fever and breathlessness,” Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent of the tertiary care hospital, told GNS.

He said that his sampling was done at around 6:30 p.m. on May 25 and it came out to be positive at 9:08 p.m. same day.

“The patient was then shifted to Isolation facility where he died this morning,” Professor Jan added.


With the fatality, the death toll due to the virus has gone upto 4 in Kulgam and overall 24 in J&K. So far Srinagar district has highest number of the fatalities—6 followed by Anantnag, Baramulla and Kulgam with four deaths each while Budgam and Jammu have two each and one death each has been reported from Bandipora and Udhampur. (GNS)