Kashmir reports first death due to coronavirus

 

A 65-year-old man hailing from Hyderpora area of the city died on Thursday, becoming the first fatality in Jammu and Kashmir due to coronavirus.

"As we share the sad news of our first #Covid19 fatality, my heart goes out to 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.

"First death due to Coronavirus- 65 years old Male from Hyderpora Srinagar. Four of his contacts also tested positive," Kansal said.

Four people had tested positive for coronavirus in J-K on Wednesday, taking the total number of cases to 11.