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The death toll from COVID-19 in India rose to 14 on Thursday with more deaths reported from Gujarat and Kashmir.

A 65-year-old man infected with coronavirus died at Chest Disease (CD) hospital, Dalgate in Srinagar in the early hours of Thursday.

This is the first recorded COVID-19 death in Kashmir.

The man had a medical history of illness with diabetes, hypertension and obesity.

The patient had died of cardiac arrest.

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The patient is said to be a resident of Hyderpora in Srinagar and an original inhabitant of Sopore.

He had returned from New Delhi, UP and Jammu recently after being part of a ‘Tablighi Jamaat’ attended by people from Indonesia and Malaysia.

As of now, eight persons have tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Kashmir Valley while the tally of such patients in the entire Jammu & Kashmir has gone up to 11.

Three cases were reported from Jammu earlier this month.

Second death due to coronavirus reported in Gujarat as 85-year-old woman dies in Ahmedabad civil hospital.

Earlier, a 69 years old man had died in Surat.

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