Coronavirus: Kashmir confirms first death, positive coronavirus cases climbs to 600 in India

VAMAKSHI RASTOGI 26/03/2020 12:10 PM

Srinagar: The first coronavirus-linked death has been reported in Srinagar. A 65-year-old patient who had tested positive for the virus succumbed in the hospital on Thursday. 


According to a senior doctor, The patient being treated at the chest disease hospital had accompanying ailments such as hypertension, obesity, diabetes. Before being admitted in the hospital, the patient came in contact with some local paramedics, doctors and in addition to this he attended couple of religious congregations. 


The patient was part of a 'Tabligi Jamaat' (Religious preachers) who had contact history with several foreigners before he arrived back in the valley. With this, death toll in India has climbed to 12 while 673 people are affected by the deadly virus. 





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