The Jammu and Kashmir Union territory on Tuesday reported biggest ever spike of the season as 3164 new cases were tested positive cases, highest ever since the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic last year, pushing the number of active cases to 22,283 which otherwise were less than 600 around a month before.
Twenty five more deaths were reported in J&K in last 24 years taking the death toll to 2,197 and the active cases continue to increase and the recovery rate decreases with each passing day. 3,164 fresh positive cases reported on Tuesday pushed the tally of positive cases to 166,054.
Of the exact number of 166,054 cases, 99,715 are from Kashmir and 66,339 from Jammu division. Officials said that among 3,164 new cases, 2,134 belong to Kashmir division while as 1,030 are from Jammu division, adding that the total number of positive cases in Kashmir division have reached to 99,715 including 84,925 recoveries and 1,354 deaths while as total number of positive cases in Jammu division have reached to 66,339 including 56,649 recoveries and 843 deaths.
The officials said that the total number of active cases in Jammu and Kashmir are 22,283 including 13,436 from Kashmir division and 8,847 from Jammu division.
With 1,457 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in Jammu and Kashmir has reached 141,574 which is 85.25 percent of the total cases.
“Cases tested positive in J&K include 1,144 from Srinagar, 197 from Baramulla, 174 from Budgam, 70 from Pulwama, 97 from Kupwara, 143 from Anantnag, 123 from Bandipora, 66 from Ganderbal, 90 from Kulgam and 30 from Shopian in Kashmir division while as 1,030 from Jammu division include 489 from Jammu, 65 from Udhampur, 68 from Rajouri, 41 from Doda, 100 from Kathua, 98 from Samba, 30 from Kishtwar, 39 from Poonch, 40 from Ramban and 69 from Reasi,” officials disclosed.
Out of 25 deaths reported today, died in GMC Jammu, 02 in SMVDNSH Katra, 01 in CD Hosp Jammu, 01 in GMC Rajouri, 02 Home (Brought Dead), 01 in Kidney & LMI Jhalandar, 01 in SJAS Nursing Home Surankote, 02 in SMHS, 03 in JLNM Sgr, 04 in SKIMS, 01 in GMC Anantnag.
As per officials figures, 40,538 positive cases including 513 deaths and 33,153 recoveries are from Srinagar, 11,968 including 192 deaths and 10,035 recoveries are from Baramulla, 9,994 including 8,845 recoveries and 130 deaths are from Budgam, 6,834 including 6,062 recoveries and 99 deaths are from Pulwama, 6,711 including 101 deaths and 5,948 recoveries are from Kupwara, 6,372 including 5,459 recoveries and 105 deaths are from Anantnag, 5,294 cases including 4,926 and 64 deaths are from Bandipora, 5,254 including 4,831 recoveries and 49 deaths are from Ganderbal, 3,865 including 2,999 recoveries and 59 deaths are from Kulgam and 2,885 including 2,667 recoveries and 42 deaths are from Shopian.
In Jammu division, 33,136 including 27,302 recoveries and 454 deaths are from Jammu district, 5,738 including 5,222 recoveries and 63 deaths are from Udhampur, 4,543 including 3,907 recoveries and 61 deaths are from Rajouri, 3,692 including 3,446 recoveries and 65 deaths are from Doda, 4,292 including 3,743 recoveries and 59 deaths are from Kathua, 3,432 including 2,863 recoveries and 46 deaths are from Samba, 2,903 including 2,813 recoveries and 22 deaths are from Kishtwar, 2,856 including 2,578 recoveries and 32 deaths are from Poonch, 2,464 including 2,293 recoveries and 23 deaths are from Ramban and 3,283 including 2,481 recoveries and 18 deaths are from Reasi.
As per the daily information bulletin 1,767,815 persons in Jammu and Kashmir are under observation while 94,418 persons have been kept under home quarantine besides that 22,283 persons are in isolation.
According to the bulletin, 1,527,650 persons have completed surveillance period and 121,267 persons are under home surveillance besides that so far results of 7,125,036 samples are available. Out of 7,125,036 the number of samples tested negative stands at 6,958,982 while as 166,054 have tested positive, among them 22,283 persons are active, 141,574 persons have recovered and 2,197 persons have died
COVID-19 news: Admin issues Fresh Guidelines/instructions
JK government on Sunday extended the Corona curfew for a week in 20 districts of the UT. Earlier the curfew was supposed to end at 7 am on Monday i.e 10th of April but now the curfew will remain imposed till 17th May. In between the Samba administration, issued guidelines for the corona curfew. No major change is seen in the order.
Samba Administration has issued guidelines under Section 144 of CRPC 34 of the section, Disaster Management Act and Section 2nd Epidemic Disease Act.
The guidelines issued are –
● All the permissible services in Corona curfew will function from 6 am till 10 am. These services include – medicine shops, testing labs, medical and clinical establishments, cattle feed and fodder, agricultural tools, seeds and pesticide shops, banks, ATMs, cash vans and insurance offices, petrol pumps, LPG agencies, fair price shops and FCI godowns, Wholesalers dealing with essential items, fruits, vegetables, dairy products and FCI mandis.
● There will be no hindrance to the smooth movement of goods and essential supplies, nomads migrating with herds.
● There shall be no restrictions on the inter-state and intra-state movement of essential goods on NH-44 stretch and other routes of Samba.
● All the employees will be only allowed to travel if they’ll be carrying an authorized ID card.
● Local retail grocery shops catering to local residential areas and mohallas, fruits and vegetable shops, milk and dairy shops, meat and chicken shops will be allowed to operate daily between 6 am to 10 am.
● Social Gatherings such as marriages that were earlier 50 have been now restricted to 25 while 20 persons can attend the last rites. For attending marriages invitation cards shall be treated as curfew passes.
Also, the administration has mentioned in the order that anyone found violating the guidelines shall be punishable under the above-mentioned sections.
No Covid-19 related deaths in THESE states in last 24 hours
Good news: Not even a single person in these states lost their life due to COVID in the last 24 hours. Death rate also decreased.
Good news has come out from 4 states amidst Corona surge in the country. In these four states, no death reported from Corona in the last 24 hours.
Not only this, according to the Union Health Ministry, in 20 states and union territories, the population of 10 lakhs is below the national death average . However, it is higher than the national average in 16 states.These states have not lost their lives in the last 24 hours.
In Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Lakshadweep and Dadar, no one died of corona in the last 24 hours. Now this is a real news of relief.
However, 4092 people lost their lives in the last 24 hours due to the epidemic. 71.75% of the total cases in 10 states.There have been 56578 cases in the last 24 hours in the country.
However, the maximum number of 71.5% cases has been reported in 10 states. At the same time, Maharashtra has the highest number of 56578 cases. While 47563 cases were reported in Karnataka and 41971 in Kerala. So far, 30.22 crore investigations have been done in the country. While the corona infection rate is 21.64%. There are 37 lakh cases active cases in the country so far.
This is just 16.76% of the total cases. National death also decreased.
Death rate in the country is steadily decreasing .It is currently 1.09%. In the last 24 hours, 4092 people have died in the country.
The number of death are increasing as the number of positive cases of corona virus are also increasing. But the deat rate is quite low, which is a sign of relief in this ongoing pandemic.
These states and UTs are doing well in terms of controlling the spread of virus. The administration has taken effective measures and provided proper medical facilities as well. Other states and UTs must check these states and learn from their working, especially where the cases are maximum.
School Teacher dies of COVID-19 in Jammu
Renu Virender, a senior music teacher at the Presentation Convent Girls School in Jammu succumbed to the covid-19 virus.
According to sources, the Teacher wasn’t well since last few days. Her colleagues had urged the Principal to let her stay at home. However, the Principal, Sister Hema didn’t consider the matter serious and despite all this, called the Teacher to School.
The Lieutenant Governor, last month, had clearly instructed the Teachers to give online classes from Home. Opposing the Governor rules, the Teacher lost her life due to Principal’s negligence.
People opposed this act and demanded justice for Renu. Many have requested FIR against the School Authorities on the basis of Disaster Management Act.
Renu Virender’s Husband Harvinder Singh is fighting for his life in ICU at Government Medical College. We wish him a speedy recovery.
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