Pattan man's test returns positive 5 days after death

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 6/3/2020 11:46:50 PM

SRINAGAR, June 3: The test of an 86-year-old man from Pattan area returned positive for Coronavirus five days after his death and subsequent burial.
Reports said the deceased a resident of Hamray Pattan, died on May 29 and his sample was taken at the local Community health centre.
The authorities had allowed the burial of the elderly as per covid-19 protocol after his family agreed to it, sources said. His sample report returned positive at CD hospital diagnostic laboratory today.
Confirming it, Deputy Commissioner Baramula Dr G N Itoo told media that the man had died on way to CHC Pattan. “They (concerned officials) had taken a decision to allow family to bury him as per Covid-19 protocol after (family) agreed to it,” he said.
With this latest fatality, the death toll due to the virus in J&K has gone upto 34. So far Srinagar district and Baramulla have reported highest number of the fatalities—7 each, followed by Anantnag five, Kulgam four, two each from Shopian, Budgam and Jammu while one death each has been reported from Bandipora, Kupwara Doda and Udhampur.



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