Alarming surge in J&K Corona cases during July-Aug; 14 more die due to infection, total reaches 497

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 8/12/2020 11:15:43 AM

#3 SMVDB employees, 88 travellers among 584 new cases, tally 27K #Srinagar, Jammu distts report highest number of coronavirus deaths

JAMMU Aug 11: Just as schools Colleges and Universities prepare for a new academic year amid a simmering debate over whether it’s safe for kid students to return to classrooms comes worrisome news that infections among people in J&K are growing rapidly.
J&K reported its highest daily number of coronavirus-related deaths in three weeks on Tuesday as deadly infections continued to climb in Union Territory of J&K.
Reports said that it had confirmed another 584 infections, while fourteen people had died from the virus in the last 24 hours."This demonstrates the growing toll this terrible virus is taking on our community."
With authorities unable to bring new infections below triple digits, residents in twin capital cities of J&K and most of the state are now required to wear masks outside of their homes. Both capital cities of Union Territory of J&K that is Srinagar and Jammu Districts reports highest number of coronavirus deaths in last 3 weeks. The rise in new infections came after J&K govt began relaxing strict containment measures imposed in July.
While the social distancing rules which limited mobility of residents and shuttered businesses slowed the spread of COVID-19, medical experts told it has taken a heavy toll on the economy.
With the 14 more deaths due to infection in J&K on Tuesday, total tally reached to 497 while 88 travellers among 584 new cases, tally crosses 27311. Two deaths reported from Jammu and 12 from Kashmir.
Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir reported 584 new covid-19 cases, taking the overall tally to 27311.
With 88 travellers among them, 133 cases were reported from Jammu division and 431 from Kashmir division, the official sources added.
Giving district-wise break-up, officials sources told that three Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board employees included, 2 J&K police cops among 11 new cases reported in Reasi.
One Covid Positive patient reported from Sector 14 Nanak Nagar while one employee of GMC from Janipur andone from Parade Ground, & one fromGangyal have also found positive. One staff member of govt hospital Sarwal reported positive after a pregnant lady found positive after delivery in the hospital.
It further said that Srinagar reported 90 cases, Baramulla 53,Pulwama 37, Kulgam 23, Shopian 2, Anantnag 42, Budgam 39, Kupwara 33, Bandipora 67, Ganderbal 45,
Jammu 72, Rajouri 4, Ramban 6, Kathua 10, Udhampur 6, Samba 7, Doda 2, Poonch 14, Reasi 7 and Kishtwar 5.
In Kashmir, Srinagar tops the list with 6350 cases followed by Baramulla with 2231, Pulwama 1897, Kulgam 1642, Budgam 1609, Shopian 1536, Anantnag 1612, Kupwara 1306, Bandipora 1168 and Ganderbal 734.
In Jammu division, Jammu district has 1685 cases, Rajouri 767, Ramban 611, Kathua 612, Udhampur 631, Samba 529, Doda 317, Poonch 289, Reasi 235 and Kishtwar 170.
Meanwhile, 604 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals 149 from Jammu Division and 455 from Kashmir Valley, they added.
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 25931 positive cases, 7462 are Active Positive, 17979 have recovered and 490 have died; 37 in Jammu division and 453 in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin further said that out of 738203 test results available, 712272 samples have been tested as negative till August 11, 2020.
Additionally, till date 398400 travelers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for observation which included 40902 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 7462 in isolation and 49355 under home surveillance. Besides, 300191 persons have completed their surveillance period.
Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 6350 positive cases (including 90 cases reported today) with 2296 Active Positive, 3897 recovered (including 199 cases recovered today), 157 deaths; Baramulla has 2231 positive cases (including 53 cases reported today) with 484 Active Positive, 1664 recovered (including 21 cases reported today), 83 deaths; Pulwama reported 1897 positive cases (including 37 cases reported today) with 668 active positive cases and 1197 recovered (including 57 cases recovered today) and 32 deaths; Kulgam has 1642 positive cases (including 23 cases reported today) with 176 Active Positive and 1435 recoveries (including 17 cases recovered today) and 31 deaths; Shopian has 1536 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) with 124 Active Positive, 1388 recovered (including 68 recoveries today) and 24 deaths; Anantnag district has 1612 positive cases (including 42 cases reported today) with 374 Active Positive, 1203 recovered (including 11 cases recovered today), 35 deaths; Budgam has 1609 positive cases (including 39 cases reported today) with 458 Active Positive and 1115 recovered (including 31 cases recovered today) cases and 36 deaths; Kupwara has 1306 positive cases (including 33 cases reported today) with 243 Active Positive, 1035 recovered (including 25 cases recovered today), 28 deaths; Bandipora has 1168 positive cases (including 67 cases reported today) with 520 Active Positive, 630 recovered and 18 deaths and Ganderbal has 734 positive cases (including 45 cases reported today) with 315 active positive cases and 410 recoveries (including 26 cases recovered today) and 09 deaths.
Similarly, Jammu has 1685 positive cases (including 72 cases reported today) with 754 active positive cases and 905 recoveries (including 62 cases recovered today), 26 deaths; Rajouri has 767 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today) with 233 active positive cases, 531 recovered (including 06 cases reported today), 03 deaths; Ramban has 611 positive cases (including 06 cases reported today) with 39 active positive, 571 recoveries (including 24 cases recovered today), 01 death; Kathua has 612 positive cases (including 10 cases reported today) with 88 Active positive, 523 recovered (including 12 cases recovered today), 01 death; Udhampur has 631 positive cases (including 06 cases reported today) with 194 active positive cases, 435 recovered (including 16 cases recovered today), 02 deaths; Samba has 529 positive cases (including 07 cases reported today) with 186 Active Positive and 342 recoveries (including 05 cases recovered today), 01 death; Doda has 317 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) with 29 active positive cases, 286 recoveries (including 09 cases reported today), 02 deaths; Poonch has 289 positive cases (including 14 cases reported today) with 108 active positive, 180 recoveries (including 02 cases recovered today), 01 death; Reasi has 235 positive cases (including 07 cases reported today) with 142 active positive, 93 recoveries (including 09 cases reported today) and Kishtwar has 170 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today) with 31 active positive cases; 139 recoveries (including 04 cases recovered today).
According to the bulletin, of the total 25931 positive cases in J&K 5135 have been reported as travelers while 20796 as others.
The Bulletin said that the breakup represents districts from which the patients have been traced or are ordinarily residing.



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