Kashmir reports first COVID-19 death after 65-year-old dies, 4 contacts also test positive

First COVID-19 death has been reported in Kashmir after a 65-year-old man, who was part of Tablighi Jamaat, was confirmed coronavirus positive, died on March 23 died in hospital. Meanwhile, four of his contacts have also tested positive on Wednesday, informed Jammu and Kashmir Principal Secretary Rohit Kansal. The deceased was a resident of Hyderpora in Srinagar. So far, J&K has 7 confirmed coronavirus cases while 13 have been reported from Ladakh. India meanwhile has over 600 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 10 deaths. Globally, there are over 4,70,000 confirmed coronavirus cases and more than 21,000 people have died.

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