Srinagar, July 1 -- The death toll due to COVID-19 has risen to 101 in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir with five more persons, including four from the valley and one from Jammu, dying due to the disease on Tuesday.

With these deaths, 65 people have lost their lives due to the infection in 26 days and 86 in 42 days in J&K, where the COVID-19 positive cases have surpassed the 7300-mark.

Official sources said a 65-year-old Srinagar resident tested positive for COVID-19, hours after he died at SHMS hospital on Tuesday.

"The patient, a resident of Qamarwari, was admitted to the hospital on Monday for chest related problem," they said, adding the patient died on Tuesday morning. They said the swab test of the patient came positive for...