SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir

A second death due to the novel coronavirus was confirmed in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday.

A 55-year-old man infected with the novel coronavirus in succumbed to COVID-19, said Rohit Kansal, a government spokesman in the region, on Twitter.

“Sad start to the day. Unfortunate demise of a coronavirus patient in Srinagar this morning,” said Kansal.

The man tested positive for the virus on Saturday and died at the main city hospital of the region’s capital Srinagar early the next morning.

Authorities at the Chest Disease Hospital confirmed to Anadolu Agency that the patient’s status

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