Srinagar, 28 July, : A young doctor from Sumbal sub-division of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district Tuesday died of Covid-19 in early morning.

Officials told news agency KDC that the doctor identified as Shabir Ahmad Malik a resident of Sumbal Bandipora contracted Covid-19 infection while treating patient in Gurez area of Bandipora district where he was currently posted.

His first sample was taken for testing and came out positive on 04 July last month, however only after 3 days he was again tested and the results came out to be negative, that gave him a sigh of relief.

After testing negative he was finally discharged on 15 June and was currently at his home.

Suddenly, yesterday he developed symptoms, hemoptysis with sudden fall in oxygen saturation and was shifted to SKIMS soura where his X-ray was done that showed bilateral pneumonia and died in early morning of Tuesday.

The death of Shabir has sent shock waves across the Valley. He is survived by his two little kids and a wife