This is the 11th coronavirus death in the force that has over 1,925 cases of the pandemic till now, according to latest data.
As the search was continuing, the holed-up militants opened fire at the approaching security forces, resulting in an encounter.
Heartbreaking pictures that surfaced on social media showed a three-year-old boy sitting on the dead body of his granddad who was killed in the cross-firing.
The terrorists killed in today's encounter are the ones who killed a Central Reserve Police Force jawan and a five-year-old boy three days back at Bijbehara have been eliminated.
This is also the 25th death among the five Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) -- CRPF, BSF, CISF, ITBP and SSB.
This is also the 24th death among the five Central Armed Police Forces -- CRPF, BSF, CISF, ITBP and SSB.
Sources said that 192 CoBRA commandos were quarantined in the camp and swabs of 118 jawans were taken for tests.
The personnel were found infected during a contact-tracing exercise after the death of a 44-year-old constable on June 6 when he succumbed to the disease.
The trooper, who was posted in Anantnag district in South Kashmir, was admitted at the SKIMS hospital here on Thursday with acute respiratory distress syndrome, the officials said.
This is the third death due to COVID-19 in CRPF, which has about 3.25 lakh personnel, and 11th among the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), or the paramilitary forces.
Sources said that unit heads have been asked to keep round-the-clock security of their camps and send details to the headquarters.
Officials said the measure has been declared by the CRPF chief in order to cut the coronavirus infection chain in the camps and units of the force where troops and their families reside.
The wives of the personnel later complained in writing to CRPF Director General A P Maheshwari, who has ordered an inquiry into the incident, which happened on May 16.
In the letter written to the CPRF DG, the mothers of the children, of all who are said to be under six months, have expressed their anxiety in moving words.
A CRPF jawan posted at Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh allegedly shot dead his wife and two children on Saturday.