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65-year-old becomes first victim of coronavirus in IoK

65-year-old becomes first victim of coronavirus in IoK
March 26, 2020
SRINAGAR (92 News) – A 65-year-old man infected with the coronavirus died at Chest Disease (CD) Hospital Dalgate in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK) on Thursday. According to KMS, Muhammad Ashraf, a resident of Hyderpora area of Srinagar was first recorded victim of coronavirus in IoK. Government spokesperson Rohit Kansal said, “This is sad news. This is first death due to Coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir.” He said four others who were in contact with him have also tested for the deadly virus. Doctors at the chest disease hospital said the patient had a medical history of prolonged illness with diabetes, hypertension, obesity. The victim had returned after visiting New Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Jammu recently after being part of a ‘Tablighi Jamaat’ also attended by people from Indonesia and Malaysia. As of now, eight persons have tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Kashmir Valley while the tally of such patients in the entire occupied territory has gone up to 11. On the other hand, more than three billion people around the world were living under lockdown in the world as the coronavirus pandemic death toll reached 21,293. According to the reports, as many as 7503 coronavirus patients in Italy, 3647 in Spain, 1331 in France and 1031 in US have been died till now. As the number of confirmed cases worldwide soared past 450,000, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres warned that only a concerted global effort could stop the spread of the virus. In Spain, the number of fatalities surpassed those of China, where the novel coronavirus first emerged three months ago, making it the hardest-hit nation after Italy. A total of more than 20,800 deaths have now been reported in 182 countries and territories, according to an AFP tally. Stock markets rebounded after the US Congress moved closer to passing a $2.2 trillion relief package to prop up a teetering US economy.