J&K witnessed a huge spike of 4651 new covid positive cases and 3 deaths on Tuesday.
SRINAGAR â Jammu and Kashmir Tuesday witnessed a massive spike of 4,651 covid positive cases and three deaths.
The death toll in J&K has reached 4,575 while the addition of 4,651 fresh positive cases has pushed the tally of positive cases to 366,851.
Of the 366,851 cases, 230,089 have been reported from the Kashmir division and 136,762 from the Jammu division.
Health officials said that the positivity rate is quite higher than what is being reported as most people who have symptoms just isolate themselves at home without getting tested.
Principal GMC Jammu, Dr Shashi Sudan, told a local news gathering agency that the current positivity rate is very high and every third person in J&K is positive for Covid-19.
She said that so far no death has been reported only because of the omicron variant and whosoever dies has underlying problems.
âThe positivity rate is very high and it has taken a toll on health care workers. So far around 500 doctors and paramedics have been tested positive for Covid-19 in GMC Jammu and its associated hospitals,â Sudan said.
She said that though hospitalization rates haven’t increased so much, we shouldn’t lower the guard and should continue to follow CAB in letter and spirit.
The officials said that the total number of active cases in Jammu and Kashmir is 21,677 including 13,497 from the Kashmir division and 8,180 from the Jammu division.
As per the daily information bulletin of the government, 5,548,246 persons in Jammu and Kashmir are under observation while 8,567 persons have been kept under home quarantine besides that 21,677 persons are in isolation.
According to the bulletin, 5,082,810 persons have completed the surveillance period and 430,617 persons are under home surveillance besides that so far results of 20,435,004 samples are available. Out of 20,435,004, the number of samples tested negative stands at 20,068,153 while as 366,851 have tested positive, among them 21,677 persons are active, 340,599 persons have recovered and 4,575 persons have died. (With inputs from KNO)
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