JK records fourth Covid death as elderly woman succumbs  

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Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): Jammu and Kashmir witnessed its fourth Covid death late tonight as a 61-year-old woman from Udhampur district of Jammu division succumbed to the disease after she was tested positive for the deadly virus.

In his late-night tweet, the UT Government spokesman Rohit Kansal said: “61yrs old female patient from Udhampur passed away at GMC Jammu; tested positive for Corona; reported to be suffering from Arthritis and bedridden. Contacts being traced”.

This is the first COVID-19 death in Jammu region and fourth in overall J&K UT. Earlier, all three Covid-19 deaths took place in the Kashmir division.

Three persons, all aged above 50, died of the novel caronavirus infection. Two of the deceased were part of Tableeghi Jamaat while the third one, according to doctors, had transmitted the virus within the community.

The Jammu woman died on a day when J&K witnessed 33 positive cases for Covid-19, the highest ever single-day cases since the pandemic gripped UT on March 18.