Srinagar, June 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a fresh COVID-19 death was reported early morning today, taking the fatality count due to the deadly disease in the territory to 65.

The victim, a 65-year-old man from Feripora area of Shopian, who had tested positive for COVID-19, succumbed at Soura Institute of Medical Sciences in Srinagar.

The sexagenarian was admitted to Soura Hospital on Monday with complains of fever, shortness of breath with a diagnosis of Acute exacerbration of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

“He breathed his last at around 4.15 am due to cardiopulmonary arrest after his son refused to put him on ventilator,” said Dr Farooq A Jan, the medical superintendent of Soura Hospital.

With this death, the COVID-19 tally in occupied Kashmir has risen to 65 comprising 57 in the Kashmir Valley, seven in Jammu division and one in Ladakh region.

So far Srinagar district with 14 deaths due to the virus has the highest fatalities, followed by 11 in Baramulla, eight in Kulgam, seven in Shopian, five each in Islamabad and Kupwara, four each in Budgam and Jammu, two in Pulwama while one death each has been reported in Bandipora, Doda, Rajouri, Udhampur and Leh.

Occupied Kashmir reported a total 5,947 coronavirus infections till Tuesday night. Out of these, 4,091 are in the Valley, 1,207 in Jammu division and 649 are in Ladakh region.


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