18-year-old from Handwara becomes youngest victim of COVID in JK; total death toll 61

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Srinagar: The youngest COVID-19 victim, an 18-year-old boy from Handwara region of district Kupwara died at SMHS hospital on Monday. He was the youngest of all the 61 persons who passed away after testing positive for the virus.

The medical superintendent SMHS hospital, Dr Nazir Choudhary said, “he was admitted on June 12 as a medico-legal case. His swab sample (for the novel coronavirus) was taken next day. He had serious head injuries besides bilateral pneumunia.”

A medico-legal case involves injury or illness that is under investigation by law enforcement agencies to establish and fix the criminal responsibility In accordance with the law.

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