Srinagar, Apr03: As the country is witnessing rise in daily Covid-19 cases, Jammu and Kashmir on Monday reported 40 fresh Covid-19 cases taking the number of active cases to 166 while no death was reported in the last 24 hours.
As per the media bulletin issued by the Jammu and Kashmir government among the 40 new cases, 19 from Kashmir division, 21 from Jammu division.
It said that the total number of active cases in Jammu and Kashmir are 166 including 125 from Kashmir division and 41 from Jammu division.
Of the fresh 40 cases today, 04 are from Srinagar, 03 from Baramulla, 01 from Budgam, 02 from Kupwara, 04 from Anantnag, 04 from in Kashmir division and 14 from Jammu, 03 from Poonch, 01 each from Rajouri, Doda, Kathua, Reasi in Jammu division.
Covid-19 cases in Jammu and Kashmir have started surging. On April 02, J&K reported 19 fresh Covid-19 cases. Officials said, however, there is no death reported due to Covid and admission in hospitals is still negligible.
On Mar 28, the Health and Medical Education Department reviewed Covid-19 and public health preparedness in Jammu and Kashmir in a high-level meeting. During the meeting, he directed all the heads of the institutions to be in ready mode to meet any eventuality.
Earlier, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare had advised all the states and Union Territories to effectively implement a five-fold strategy of test, track, treat, follow Covid-19 appropriate behaviour and vaccinate to check the spread.
The ministry has also asked the states to ensure the availability of required drugs and logistics for Influenza and Covid -19 across health facilities. Apart from this, states have been asked to ensure the availability of sufficient designated beds and health workers.