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First COVID-19 death in Kashmir as 65-year-old man passes away

Jammu and Kashmir reported its first death due to COVID-19 as a 65-year-old man breathed his last at a hospital in Srinagar on Thursday.

“Sad News : First death due to Coronavirus- 65 years old Male from Hyderpora Srinagar.  Four of his contacts also  tested positive yesterday,” said the government spokesman, Rohit Kansal on Twitter.

Despite our best efforts, the COVID-19 positive patient at Chest Disease Hospital passed away due to cardiac arrest, reports quoting unnamed officials as having said.

The deceased had a history of diabetes, hypertension and obesity, reported news agency GNS. He had recently returned to the valley after visiting Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Jammu.