Srinagar, May 13 -- May is turning out to be the worst month for Jammu and Kashmir in terms of Covid cases and deaths as the monthly infections passed the 50,000-mark and deaths crossed 600 on Wednesday.

As many as 65 people lost their lives to coronavirus on Wednesday, highest daily spike for the second day in a row, taking the death toll for the first 12 days of this month to 630 and overall fatalities to 2,912.

The UT also recorded 4,509 fresh infections, taking the number of infections this month to 53,324 so far and total case count to 2,29,407.

The number of patients who have recovered from the disease this month so far is 29,500.

The worst-month before this in terms of fatalities was last September when the first wave had peaked ...