SRINAGAR — Jammu and Kashmir reported second death due to COVID-19 after an 85-year-old from Kupwara district died at a hospital here on Sunday.

Official sources said that the octogenarian was on Saturday shifted from SMHS Hospital to CD Hospital, one of the exclusive facilities for the management of the COVID-19 patients in the Valley.

“He was 85-year-old, a known case of chronic kidney disease. He was shifted from SMHS Hospital yesterday. He was already positive for the COVID-19,” Dr Salim Tak, Medical Superintendent CD Hospital, said.

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Earlier, a 69-year-old man from Gandhi Nagar died at Government Medical College Jammu, sixteen days after he had tested positive for novel coronavirus.

With the fatalities, 59 people have succumbed to the virus in J&K—Seven from Jammu and 52 from Valley.

So far, Srinagar district with 14 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla 11, Kulgam 08, Anantnag 06, five in Shopian, four each in Jammu and Kupwara, two each in Pulwama and Budgam while one death each has been reported from Bandipora, Doda, Udhampur and Rajouri.