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In last 3 months, 67% Covid-19 deaths were among unvaccinated

India reports 279 fresh Covid-19 cases, 5 deaths

Around 11% of deaths were fully vaccinated people

SRINAGAR In last three months, around 67 per cent of deaths reported in Kashmir were unvaccinated while around 11 per cent of deaths reported were fully vaccinated.

A top health official said that in the last three months around 67 per cent deaths reported were unvaccinated, around 22 per cent partially vaccinated and around 11 per cent fully vaccinated.

He said that since 27 August, among the deaths that were reported in the Kashmir division 18 were unvaccinated, six were partially vaccinated and three were fully vaccinated. He said that cases reported in the same period include 42 per cent unvaccinated, 35 per cent fully vaccinated and the rest partially vaccinated.

“Though 42 per cent and 35 per cent is a comparable figure, mortality has a huge difference as around 67 per cent deaths were unvaccinated and just 11 were fully vaccinated,” an official said.

On how fully vaccinated people are dying, officials said that fully vaccinated people remain complacent and don’t report to the hospital on time after catching the virus.

“It is a mask and other Covid appropriate behaviours which can stop transmission of the virus and not the vaccination. Vaccination decreases severity, but people shouldn’t remain complacent and should report to the hospital once they have symptoms of Covid-19,” he said.

He added that despite the surge in Covid-19 cases in the last few weeks, the hospitality rate hasn’t increased so much as was witnessed in the initial stage of the second wave—(KNO)


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