SRINAGAR: Jammu Kashmir's death toll rose to 2 people as a person being treated in a hospital there lost his life due to the life-threatening coronavirus outbreak on Sunday, 29 March. The total number of affected individuals in the union territory is around 32.
The recently departed man was 50 years old and was a resident of Tangmarg, Baramulla district from north Kashmir. He got tested positive for the virus a day before his death. He died Sunday morning in the Chest and Diseases hospital, Jammu.
The patient was kept in strict isolation as soon as the results came, declaring that he is COVID-19 positive.
Spokesperson of the govt., Rohit Kansal confirmed the news via a tweet, he wrote, "Sad start to the day. The unfortunate demise of a coronavirus patient in Srinagar this morning"
Before this, a 65-year-old man was the first victim of the coronavirus, who lost his life on 26 March 2020, Thursday.
Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam also addressed the public and informed that the number of detected positive cases are relatively low due to intensive screenings of suspects in the union territory. He also said that 10% of people alleged to have the virus have been tested which is higher than any other state/union territory of the nation.