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J&K records highest COVID-19 spike of 2021



The COVID-19 cases in Jammu and Kashmir continue to show a spurt as 2,204 fresh positive cases, highest ever in ongoing year, were reported on Wednesday, taking the number of active cases to 14,928, which otherwise were less than 600 around a month before.


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Thirteen more deaths were reported in the Union Territory in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 2,084 and active cases continue to increase and the recovery rate decreases with each passing day.

Officials said that among 2,204 new cases, 1,299 belong to Kashmir division while as 905 are from Jammu division, adding that the total number of positive cases in Kashmir division have reached to 91,241 including 81,226 recoveries and 1,303 deaths while as total number of positive cases in Jammu division have reached to 61,201 including 54,204 recoveries and 781 deaths.

The officials said that the total number of active cases in Jammu and Kashmir are 14,928 including 8,712 from Kashmir division and 6,216 from Jammu division.

The overall toll of positive cases has mounted to 152,442 in Jammu and Kashmir while 92,241 among them are from Kashmir and 61,201 from Jammu division.

With 733 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in Jammu and Kashmir has reached 135,430 which is 88.84 percent of the total cases.

“Cases tested positive in J&K include 612 from Srinagar, 232 from Baramulla, 102 from Budgam, 64 from Pulwama, 65 from Kupwara, 61 from Anantnag, 14 from Bandipora, 32 from Ganderbal, 109 from Kulgam and 08 from Shopian in Kashmir division while as 905 from Jammu division include 461 from Jammu, 52 from Udhampur, 41 from Rajouri, 08 from Doda, 127 from Kathua, 51 from Samba, 04 from Kishtwar, 12 from Poonch, 16 from Ramban and 133 from Reasi,” officials disclosed.

As per officials figures, 36,332 positive cases including 492 deaths and 31,007 recoveries are from Srinagar, 10,939 including 184 deaths and 9,497 recoveries are from Baramulla, 9,245 including 8,500 recoveries and 123 deaths are from Budgam, 6,501 including 6,013 recoveries and 95 deaths are from Pulwama, 6,261 including 99 deaths and 5,853 recoveries are from Kupwara, 5,749 including 5,273 recoveries and 101 deaths are from Anantnag, 5,053 cases including 4,811 and 63 deaths are from Bandipora, 4,999 including 4,725 recoveries and 49 deaths are from Ganderbal, 3,379 including 2,905 recoveries and 57 deaths are from Kulgam and 2,783 including 2,642 recoveries and 40 deaths are from Shopian.

In Jammu division, 30,202 including 26,138 recoveries and 411 deaths are from Jammu district, 5,394 including 4,967 recoveries and 59 deaths are from Udhampur, 4,193 including 3,870 recoveries and 57 deaths are from Rajouri, 3,561 including 3,431 recoveries and 64 deaths are from Doda, 3,988 including 3,534 recoveries and 55 deaths are from Kathua, 3,178 including 2,854 recoveries and 45 deaths are from Samba, 2,831 including 2,770 recoveries and 22 deaths are from Kishtwar, 2,688 including 2,538 recoveries and 29 deaths are from Poonch, 2,291 including 2,160 recoveries and 23 deaths are from Ramban and 2,875 including 1,933 recoveries and 16 deaths are from Reasi.

As per the daily information bulletin 1,700,503 persons in Jammu and Kashmir are under observation while 71,347 persons have been kept under home quarantine besides that 14,928 persons are in isolation.

According to the bulletin, 1,485,101 persons have completed surveillance period and 127,043 persons are under home surveillance besides that so far results of 6,877,526 samples are available. Out of 6,877,526 the number of samples tested negative stands at 6,725,084 while as 152,442 have tested positive, among them 14,928 persons are active, 135,430 persons have recovered and 2,084 persons have died.


Covid Variant Found In India Now In 44 Countries




Covid Variant Found In India In October Now In 44 Countries: WHO

The WHO said the B.1.617 variant of Covid-19, first found in India in October, had been detected in sequences uploaded to the GISAID open-access database “from 44 countries in all six WHO regions.”

The World Health Organization said Wednesday that a variant of Covid-19 behind the acceleration of India’s explosive outbreak has been found in dozens of countries all over the world.

The UN health agency said the B.1.617 variant of Covid-19, first found in India in October, had been detected in more than 4,500 samples uploaded to an open-access database “from 44 countries in all six WHO regions”.

Outside of India, it said that Britain has been the most affected and had reported the largest number of Covid cases caused by the variant.

Earlier this week, the WHO declared B.1.617 – which counts three so-called sub-lineages with slightly different mutations and characteristics – as a “variant of concern”.

It was therefore added to the list containing three other variants of Covid-19 — those first detected in Britain, Brazil and South Africa.

The variants are seen as more dangerous than the original version of the virus because they are either being more transmissible, deadly or able to get past some vaccine protections.

The WHO explained Wednesday that B.1.617 was added to the list because it appears to be transmitting more easily than the original virus, pointing to the “rapid increases in prevalence in multiple countries”.

WHO also pointed to “preliminary evidence” that the variant was more resistant to treatment with the monoclonal antibody Bamlanivimab, and also highlighted early lab studies indicating “limited reduction in neutralisation by antibodies”.

It stressed, though, that “real-world impacts” on the effectiveness of vaccines against the variant for instance “may be limited”.

WHO said the spread of B.1.617, alongside other more transmittable variants, appeared to be one of several factors fuelling India’s dramatic surge in new cases and deaths.

India — a country of 1.3 billion people — is the world’s second-most infected after the United States with nearly 23 million Covid-19 cases, and is currently recording more than 300,000 new cases and close to 4,000 deaths each day.

The new surge in cases has ravaged major cities, including the capital New Delhi and financial hub Mumbai, pushing hospitals to breaking point and leading to severe shortages in oxygen and beds.

“WHO found that resurgence and acceleration of Covid-19 transmission in India had several potential contributing factors, including increase in the proportion of cases of SARS-CoV-2 variants with potentially increased transmissibility,” it said.

It also pointed to “several religious and political mass gathering events which increased social mixing; and, under-use of and reduced adherence to public health and social measures”.

“The exact contributions of each of these factors on increased transmission in India are not well understood.”

WHO stressed that so far, only 0.1 percent of positive Covid tests in India had been genetically sequenced and uploaded to the GISAID database to identify the variant in question.

By the end of April, B.1.617.1 and B.1.617.2 accounted for 21 and seven percent respectively of all sequenced samples from India, it said.

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“PM Cares Fund Ventilators in GMC Jammu to be audited”, Dr. Jitendra Singh





PM Cares Fund Ventilators in GMC to be audited as ordered by Minister of State for Prime Minister’s Office, Dr. Jitendra Singh. He has called for the audit of ventilators under Prime Minister Cares Fund at the Government Medical College in Jammu.

After continuous efforts of JK Media to reach out to PMO about the ventilators condition in Jammu region, Dr. Jitendra Singh called for a high level meeting on a short notice. As per reports, he issued an order of daily bulletin on Covid situations and ventilators in Jammu.

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“Called for Audit of Ventilators and Oxygen, regular issue of bulletin updating about the status of COVID management and keeping the public representatives informed about what is being done.” Dr. Jitendra Singh’s Facebook post read

“Engage services of UG/PG Medical students, Nursing students and Retd. Doctors/Paramedics and ask GMC doctors to surrender their rooms/chambers in Chopra Nursing Home so that the same could be used as Covid chambers.” it added

The meeting was attended by Advisor Sh Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar, Financial Commissioner Sh. Atal Dullu, Divisional Commissioner Sh. Raghav Langar, GMC Principal Dr. Shashi Sudan with others.


Muskan Langoo, Content writer, JK Media

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COVID: Jammu and Kashmir reports 4,509 new COVID cases and 65 deaths




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COVID: Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday recorded 4,509 new COVID cases, taking the tally in UT to 2,29,407, while 65 COVID deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours pushing the death toll to 2,912 in the Union Territory, officials said.

Out of the fresh COVID cases, 1,759 were reported from Jammu division and 2,750 cases were from the Kashmir division, they said.

The number of active COVID cases has reached 51,542 in the Union Territory, while 1,74,953 patients have recovered so far, the officials said.

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The death toll due to the COVID reached 2,912 as 65 fresh fatalities – 46 in the Jammu region while 19 in the Kashmir valley were reported in the past 24 hours.

The officials said that Srinagar district recorded the highest number of COVID cases that is 863 cases, followed by 621 in Jammu district and 377 in Baramulla district.

Meanwhile, police have arrested 145 people and lodged 92 FIRs for violating COVID guidelines and realising fine to the tune of Rs 1,09,200 from 678 people for violating the COVID guidelines in the Kashmir valley, a spokesman said.


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Covid-19 Stats

12 May 2021, 5:47 AM (GMT)

Coronavirus Stats

23,648,453 Total Cases
257,524 Death Cases
19,660,952 Recovered Cases


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