J&K witnesses decline in fresh Covid-19 cases
Jammu surpasses Kashmir in active cases
Post by M Peerzada on Tuesday, April 25, 2023
Srinagar, Apr 24: J&K has witnessed a decline in fresh Covid-19 cases over the past three days with Monday seeing only 11 fresh cases including 10 cases from Jammu division.
As per the media bulletin issued by the Jammu and Kashmir government, of the 11 fresh Covid-19 cases, 10 are from Jammu division and one from Kashmir division.
It said that the total number of active cases in Jammu and Kashmir stands at 358 including 160 from Kashmir division and 198 from Jammu division.
In Kashmir division, of the fresh 11 cases reported today, one case has been reported from Kulgam district while in Jammu division nine have been reported from Jammu and one from Kathua.
As per the media bulletin, 61 Covid-19 patients have recovered today including 34 from Kashmir division and 27 from Jammu division. It said all the 358 active cases are either in-home or hospital quarantine while 364 persons are under home surveillance.
In Jammu and Kashmir, Covid-19 cases started surging on April 02 when the Union Territory reported 19 fresh Covid-19 cases. The highest jump in Covid-19 cases was reported on April 14 with 151 cases.
However, the fresh cases started declining on April 22 when J&K saw only 11 cases. On April 23, 22 Covid-19 cases were reported.
Officials said no death was reported due to Covid-19 since the rise in cases was reported. Official figures said in the last 24 hours a total of 568 Covid-19 tests were conducted across testing labs in Jammu and Kashmir.
The health department has also tightened Covid-19 preparedness measures following reports of fresh surges in the UT while hospitals have been alerted.
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.