CRPF jawan, Srinagar resident die due to Coronavirus; death toll rises to 43

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Srinagar: Two people, including a CRPF jawan and a 35-year-old Srinagar resident, died due to COVID-19 in the valley, taking the death toll due to the infection in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir to 43.
Conforming the death of the CRPF jawan due to COVID-19, a senior CRPF official said that the last rites of the soldier would be done in Kashmir in accordance with the MHA guidelines.
This is the first death due to COVID-19 in CRPF in Kashmir and fourth in the country.
With these two deaths, as many as seven people have lost their lives due to infection during the last 48 hours, and 29 people in 20 days in J&K, where the COVID-19 positive cases have surpassed 4,000-mark.
Official sources said that the 40-year-old CRPF jawan, a resident of Uttar Pradesh, was admitted to S K Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) few days back with multiple problems, including Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARḌS). “The test result of the CRPF jawan had come positive for COVID-19 on Sunday,” they said.
They said the patient suffered massive heart attack late on Sunday night and died. “The jawan was posted with 90 battalion of CRPF at Uranhal in south Kashmir district of Anantnag,” they said.
They said a 35-year-old man, a resident of Khanyar in Srinagar, was shifted from SHMS hospital to Chest disease Hospital on Sunday after he tested positive for COVID-19. “The condition of the patient deteriorated and he died late on Sunday night,” they added.
Ten districts of Jammu have reported five fatalities while 38 people have lost their lived due to COVID-19 in ten districts of Kashmir.
With the death of the 35-year-old man, the death toll due to the infection has risen to 12 in Srinagar, which is the worst affected district in J&K in terms of causality due to the disease. Baramulla stands at number two with seven fatalities, followed by Anantnag with five deaths. Kulgam and Shopian are at number four with four fatalities each.
A non-local tailor, a resident of Kolkata, was tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, hours after he died in a local hospital in Srinagar.