55-year-old woman dies at SKIMS, J&K Coronavirus toll 21

A 55-year-old woman, who had tested positive for Coronavirus, died at Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura on Saturday, taking the coronavirus death toll in Jammu and Kashmir to 21, officials said.

The woman from Urnhal area of south Kashmir died at tertiary care hospital today, said Dr Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent, SKIMS Soura.

“The woman was admitted to the hospital’s isolation facility and had underlying ailments including chest infection. She had tested positive for the novel coronavirus earlier,” he said.

With her death, the toll due to the coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir has risen to 21—19 from Kashmir and 2 from Jammu division.