A day after his death, swab sample results of an 80-year-old man from Baramulla returned positive for the covid-19, taking the fatality count due to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir to 126.
Medical Superintendent of SKIMS Soura, Professor Farooq Jan said that the octogenarian was admitted on Friday as a case of “sepsis with Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome (MODS)”.
“He was shifted to ward-2A and his covid-19 sampling was done on the same day. The patient expired on 3rd July at 6.30p.m.,” he said. His body was kept in mortuary and the covid-19 reports came positive at 9 a.m. today, he said.
Earlier, two men—a 75-year-old from Anantnag district and a 65-year-old from Ganderbal—died at the hospital.(GNS)