J&K reports record rise of 97 fresh Covid-19 cases
Post by M Peerzada on Wednesday, April 12, 2023
Srinagar, April 11: Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday logged 97 fresh Covid-19 cases taking the number of active positive cases to 471 while 2,898 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours. Today's fresh cases are a record surge so far this year.
As per the media bulletin issued by the Jammu and Kashmir government, among the 97 new cases, 48 are from Kashmir division and 49 are from Jammu division.
It said that the total number of active cases in Jammu and Kashmir have increased to 471 including 271 from Kashmir division and 200 from Jammu division.
Of the fresh 97 cases reported today, it includes 14 from Srinagar, 10 from Budgam, seven each from Kupwara, Kulgam, three each from Baramulla, Ganderbal and two cases from Pulwama.
In Jammu division, the fresh cases reported today include 28 from Jammu, six from Samba, four each from Udhampur, Kishtwar, three from Rajouri, two from Reasi and one each from Kathua and Poonch.
As per the media bulletin, 52 Covid-19 patients have recovered today including 45 from Kashmir division and seven from Jammu division.
It said in the last 24 hours a total of 2,898 Covid-19 tests were conducted across testing labs in Jammu and Kashmir.
It said all the 471 active cases are either in-home or hospital quarantine. It added that 42 persons are under home surveillance.
Covid-19 cases in Jammu and Kashmir started surging on April 02 when the Union Territory 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. On April 06, 58 cases were reported.
Similarly, on April 07 J&K again saw the highest-ever caseload of 95 cases. Also, 77 cases were reported on April 08 and 64 cases on April 09. Similarly, 50 cases were reported on April 10. Officials said no death was reported due to Covid-19 and admissions in hospitals are going up.
The hospitals in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday held the Covid-19 mock drill across hospitals for an emergency response to ensure medical equipment and other infrastructure are functioning properly.
The health department has also tightened Covid preparedness measures following reports of fresh infection surges in the UT while hospitals have been alerted.
On Mar 28, the Health Department reviewed Covid-19 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.
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.