COVID-19: Teenage boy from Handwara dies at SMHS Hospital

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SRINAGAR — The deadly Coronavirus infection has claimed the life of an 18-year-old youth in Kashmir Valley. This is the second youngest person who has become the prey of this deadly infection.

Earlier, a 34-year-old youth from Hawal Srinagar died of COVID-19 infection and that death had been directly attributed to Coronavirus.

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Sources said that an 18-year-old boy from north Kashmir’s Kupwara district was admitted at SMHS Hospital Srinagar a couple of days back where he died this morning.

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The samples of the deceased were collected on 13 June and yesterday, he was tested positive.

Medical Superintendent, SMHS Hospital, Dr Nazir Choudhary said that though the boy was COVID infected, but it was a physical assault case.

“Some people had physically assaulted him and a police case in this regard stands registered in Handwara,” he said.

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