Srinagar, Apr 07: Jammu and Kashmir on Friday reported a major jump of 95 fresh Covid-19 cases taking the number of active positive cases to 309 while 3,005 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours.
As per the media bulletin issued by the Jammu and Kashmir government, among the 95 new cases, 57 are from Kashmir division and 38 are from Jammu division.
It said that the total number of active cases in Jammu and Kashmir are 309 including 211 from Kashmir division and 98 from Jammu division.
Of the fresh 95 cases reported today, 17 are from Srinagar, 11 from Kulgam, six from Ganderbal, five each from Baramulla, Budgam, four each from Kulgam, Bandipora and two from Anantnag,
In Jammu division, the fresh cases reported today include 24 from Jammu, three each from Samba, Ramban, two each from Kishtwar, Udhampur, one each from, Rajouri, Doda, Poonch and Reasi.
As per the media bulletin, 24 Covid-19 patients recovered today including 23 from Kashmir division and one from Jammu Division. It said in the last 24 hours a total of 3,005 Covid-19 tests were conducted across testing labs in Jammu and Kashmir.
It said all the 309 active cases are either in-home or hospital quarantine. It added that 31 persons are under home surveillance.
Covid-19 cases in Jammu and Kashmir started surging on April 02 when J&K reported 19 fresh Covid-19 cases.
On April 03 also, J&K saw a major jump of 40 fresh cases. Similarly, on April 04, J&K reported 31 cases and 48 cases on April 05.
Friday’s caseload is the highest-ever caseload reported so far this year. Officials said no death was reported due to Covid-19 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, all the heads of the institutions were directed to be in ready mode to meet any eventuality.
The health department has also tightened Covid preparedness measures following reports of fresh infection surges in the UT while hospitals have been alerted.
Officials said testing has also been improved in hospitals and people have been advised to get tested in case of symptoms.
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.