COVID-19 mortality: 67% deaths in Kashmir in last 3 months were unvaccinated
Srinagar, Nov 15 : Around 67 percent deaths reported in Kashmir valley in last three months were unvaccinated while around 11 percent deaths reported were fully vaccinated.
A top health official while talking with news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) said that since last three months around 67 percent deaths reported were unvaccinated, around 22 percent partially vaccinated and around 11 percent fully vaccinated.
He said that since 27 August, among the deaths that were reported in 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 percent unvaccinated, 35 percent fully vaccinated and the rest partially vaccinated.
“Though 42 percent and 35 percent is a comparable figure, mortality has a huge difference as around 67 percent 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)