Covid-19 surge: JK reports 1695 fresh cases, one fatality
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Wednesday reported 1695 fresh coronavirus cases, 547 more than the previous day’s tally, while one person succumbed to the virus during the past 24 hours, officials said.
They said that 812 of the cases were reported from Jammu Division and 883 from Kashmir Valley, taking the overall tally to 348201.
Giving district-wise details, officials said that Srinagar reported 320 cases, Baramulla 250, Budgam 116, Pulwama 30, Kupwara 52, Anantnag 40, Bandipora 36, Ganderbal 18, Kulgam 20, Shopian 1, Jammu 438, Udhampur 68, Rajouri 42, Doda 10, Kathua 93, Samba 30, Kishtwar 9, Poonch 22, Ramban 15 and Reasi 85.
A number of these case were confirmed at CD hospital’s diagnostic laboratory and include female (50) (NA) from Noorbagh sgr, female (58) (NA) from Bemina, male (38) (NA) from Sgr, male (08) (NA) from Brain, male (66) (NA) from Hyderpora, female (49) (NA) from Chattabal, female (19) (NA) from Chattabal, male (57) (NA) from Chattabal, female (35) (NA) from Sgr, male (66) (NA) from Buchpora, male (40) (NA) from Sgr, male (60) (NA) from Sgr, male (20) (NA) from Sgr, male (36) (NA) from Sgr, male (38) (NA) from Tangmarg, female (56) (NA) from Baramulla, male (29) (NA) from Solina Sgr, female (18) (NA) from Qamarwari Sgr, male (30) (NA) from Bemina, male (30) (NA) from Sgr, female (47) (NA) from Pampore, male (57) (NA) from Kadikadal Sgr, female (53) (NA) from Kadikadal, female (33) (NA) from Sgr, male (18) (NA) from Parimpora, male (26) (NA) from Hyderpora, female (22) (NA) from GDC hostel, male (32) (NA) from Peerbagh, male (18) (NA) from Nowshera, male (55) (NA) from Safakadal, male (02) (NA) from Safapora ganderbal, female (20) (NA) from Bemina, male (45) (NA) from Mirgund baramulla, male (25) (NA) from Tral pulwama, male (24) (NA) from Baghat, female (22) (NA) from Shalteng, female (38) (NA) from Chota bazar, male (70) (NA) from Shopian, male (38) (NA) from Narwah pulwama, female (26) from Chewa kalan, female (30) from Malangpora pulwama, female (25) (NA) from Drangbal pampore, female (08) (NA) from Beighpora pulwama, male (50) (NA) from Lonepora newa, female (08) (NA) from Pulwama, male (14) (NA) from Shalteng, female (32) (NA) from Hyderpora, male (48) (NA) from Chattabal, female (24) (NA) from Nowgam, male (70) (NA) from Tailwan anantnag, male (70) (NA) from Darmuna budgam, male (50) (NA) from Kakapora, female (43) (NA) from Chanpora, male (43) (NA) from Chanpora, male (10) (NA) from Chanpora, male (23) (NA) from Nishat, male (44) (NA) from Nishat, female (70) (NA) from Khaniyar, male (50) (NA) from Khaniyar, female (45) (NA) from Khaniyar and male (17) (NA) from Khaniyar.
There was one death, from Jammu division, due to the virus during the last 24 hours, they said. So far 4547 persons—2212 in Jammu and 2335 in Kashmir—have died due to the virus, they said.
In last 24 hours, they said, 262 patients—140 from Jammu and 122 from Kashmir recovered. So far 337412 have recovered, leaving active case tally at 6242—3348 in Jammu and 2894 in Kashmir.
They said there was no new confirmed case of mucormycosis (black fungus) reported today. So far 51 black fungus cases have been confirmed in J&K, the officials said.
They also informed that 71,541 doses of covid-19 vaccine were administered during the time in J&K.
Meanwhile, with the rise in Covid-19 cases the government has increased the testing capacity in the Union Territory with officials claiming to have conducted over 40 thousand tests in Kashmir division on Wednesday.
Officials said that quick suppression of infections requires testing to identify the persons who are infected; tracking them to make sure that they do not spread the virus further and also tracing their contacts as well.
Additional Chief Secretary (ACS) Health and Medical Education (H&ME) Vivek Bhardwaj said that over 40 thousand tests were conducted in Kashmir division alone today.
He said that 40400 tests were conducted today in Kashmir division, adding that this is the highest-ever single day testing in Kashmir during the last two years of pandemic.