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Srinagar's active caseload swells to 325, the highest in valley

Experts’ advice against panic, urges isolation, testing in case of symptoms

Post by on Sunday, July 17, 2022

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Srinagar, July 16: As Covid-19 positive cases in the valley are showing a persistent spike, active Covid-19 positive case load in district Srinagar has mounted to 325, followed by the 19 covid positive active cases in district Baramulla, said an official on Saturday.
 Dr. Muhammad Salim Khan HoD, Community Medicine GMC told Rising Kashmir that there has been a spike in daily reported Covid-19 positive cases in the valley, but people should not panic as hospital admissions have been extremely on the lower side.
“Those with the symptoms of Fever, Cold or Sore throat should isolate themselves and get tested for Covid, however, the number of cases reported is less as many people are not turning up for testing”, Dr. Salim said.
He added that people should not panic, but should be careful and anyone going through the already declared Covid-like symptoms should isolate as per declared guidelines.
“The Covid situation is being monitored closely, and daily reported Covid positive cases are being analyzed and in most of the cases we are witnessing the first time infections, while there are re-infections cases as well”, he added.
Meanwhile, as per the daily released official data, Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday recorded 224 Covid-19 positive cases, of which 88 were reported from district Srinagar, however, districts Bandipora, Anantnag, Kulgam, and Shopian did not report any Covid-19 positive cases.
Medical experts in Kashmir have already asked people to follow the Covid appropriate behavior in the wake of the rise in coronavirus cases.
Earlier Director SKIMS, Professor ParvaizAKoul in a statement said that the rising numbers call for the adoption of measures like the use of masks and frequent hand washing in the exercise of abundant caution for prevention of the spread of respiratory viruses in general and SARS CoV2 in particular.
"The situation is not worrisome as the positivity rate so far is not that high. Hence, there is no need to panic but lowering guard and paying no heed to Covid guidelines can degenerate the situation," he added earlier.
Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday reported 224 Covid-19 positive cases of which 112 were reported from Kashmir and 82 were reported from the Jammu division.
As per the officials’ 113 Covid-19 patients recovered today of which 55 are from Jammu and 58 are from Kashmir.

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