A 65-year-old man from Handwara area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district died at a hospital here on Saturday, taking the fatality count due to the virus in J&K to 125.

Confirming it, Medical Superintendent SKIMS Bemina Dr Shifa Deva told GNS that the sexagenarian was shifted from SKIMS Soura at 11:45 p.m. last night.

“He was suffering from Covid Pneumonia and hypertension. He was in ICU and died of cardiac arrest at around 5.15 a.m. today,” she said.

Earlier, two men—a 75-year-old from Anantnag district and a 65-year-old from Ganderbal—died at SKIMS Soura.