SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir

A 65-year-old man infected with COVID-19 in Indian-administered Kashmir died Thursday, recording the first death in the region due to the deadly virus, according to an official.

“Sad News : First death due to Coronavirus- 65 years old Male from Hyderpora Srinagar. Four of his contacts also tested positive yesterday,” said Rohit Kansal, government spokesman in the region, on Twitter.

The man was tested positive for the virus, which also infected 11 people in the region, on Tuesday and died at the main city hospital of the region early in the morning today.

The authorities of

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