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Coronavirus: 1st Coronavirus Death In Kashmir, Global Death Toll At 21,295; Fresh Cases Reported

A 65-year-old man from Hyderpora, Srinagar passes away due to Coronavirus, ANI reports. Four of his contacts also tested positive yesterday

New Delhi|  More than 471,000 people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and over 21,000 have died, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

The coronavirus death toll in Spain has climbed to 3,434, surpassing China in an overall number of deaths.

Spain recorded 738 deaths in the past 24 hours, its deadliest toll in a single day. It is now the second country in the world with the highest number of deaths from Covid-19, behind Italy.

China says it recorded 3,287 deaths, while Italy’s death toll stands at more than 6,800.

Kashmir reported its first death linked to the COVID-19 virus today – a 65-year-old man from Hyderpora village, who tested positive for the virus three days ago at the Government Chest Disease Hospital in Srinagar, died this morning.
“As we share the sad news of our first COVID-19 fatality, my heart goes out to the family of the deceased. We stand with you and share your grief,” Junaid Azim Mattu, the Srinagar mayor tweeted.

“I also salute the brave doctors at Chest Disease Hospital for their efforts. Let us do our bit and help break the chain and stay home, stay safe,” he added.

Also Read: Swine flu death toll crosses 150 in Rajasthan

India has now reported 15 deaths due to coronavirus, with fresh reports of casualties from Jammu & Kashmir and Maharashtra, News18 reports. According to Health Ministry data, the number of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have also risen to 649 in the country.

Three persons with a history of travel to Spain, Australia and US have tested positive for COVID-19, in Goa, CM Pramod Sawant said early on Thursday.

Two more cases of coronavirus have been reported in Andhra Pradesh, making the total tally of cases rise to 10.

Two more positive cases of coronavirus have been reported in Mumbai and Thane on Thursday.

With this, the total number of positive cases in Maharashtra has gone up to 124.

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