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COVID-19: J&K reports 192 fresh cases, no deaths

Jammu and Kashmir Thursday reported 192 fresh positive cases taking the number of total active cases in the Union Territory to 1,696, while no death has been reported in the last 24 hours.

With no more deaths, the death toll in the UT stands at 4,489 and 192 fresh positive cases reported on Thursday have pushed the tally of positive cases to 338,390.

Of the exact number of 338,390 cases, 212,874 are from Kashmir division and 125,516 from Jammu division. Officials said that among 192 new cases, 134 belong to Kashmir division while as 58 are from Jammu division, adding that the total number of positive cases in Kashmir division have reached to 212,874 including 209,368 recoveries and 2,300 deaths while as total number of positive cases in Jammu division have reached to 125,516 including 122,837 recoveries and 2,189 deaths

The officials said that the total number of active cases in Jammu and Kashmir are 1,696 including 1,206 from Kashmir division and 490 from Jammu division.

With 135 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in Jammu and Kashmir has reached 332,205 which is 98.18 percent of the total cases.

“Cases tested positive in J&K include 65 from Srinagar, 24 from Baramulla,19 from Budgam, 02 from Pulwama, 05 from Kupwara, 02 from Anantnag, 07 from Bandipora, 10 from Ganderbal, 00 from Kulgam and 00 from Shopian in Kashmir division while as 58 from Jammu division include 33 from Jammu, 04 from Udhampur, 04 from Rajouri, 01 from Doda, 04 from Kathua, 00 from Samba, 03 from Kishtwar, 06 from Poonch, 00 from Ramban and 03 from Reasi,” officials disclosed.

Meanwhile, authorities on Thursday said that no fresh cases of Mucormycosis popularly known as black fungus was reported in the UT and tally stands at 49.

As per officials figures, 77,769 positive cases including 870 deaths and 76,341 recoveries are from Srinagar, 25,640 including 289 deaths and 25,092 recoveries are from Baramulla, 24,316 including 24,001 recoveries and 211 deaths are from Budgam, 15,634 including 15,405 recoveries and 194 deaths are from Pulwama, 14,809 including 167 deaths and 14,583 recoveries are from Kupwara, 16,694 including 16,469 recoveries and 207 deaths are from Anantnag, 10,066 cases including 9,882 and 106 deaths are from Bandipora, 10,808 including 10,646 recoveries and 80 deaths are from Ganderbal, 11,524 including 11,395 recoveries and 117 deaths are from Kulgam and 5,614 including 5,554 recoveries and 59 deaths are from Shopian.

In Jammu division, 53,800 including 52,468 recoveries and 1,153 deaths are from Jammu district, 11,449 including 11,305 recoveries and 138 deaths are from Udhampur, 11,347 including 11,092 recoveries and 238 deaths are from Rajouri, 7,969 including 7,802 recoveries and 134 deaths are from Doda, 9,367 including 9,201 recoveries and 152 deaths are from Kathua, 7,169 including 7,042 recoveries and 120 deaths are from Samba, 4,838 including 4,790 recoveries and 44 deaths are from Kishtwar, 6,551 including 6,424 recoveries and 100 deaths are from Poonch, 6,057 including 5,990 recoveries and 67 deaths are from Ramban and 6,966 including 6,723 recoveries and 43 deaths are from Reasi.

As per the daily information bulletin 4,712,257 persons in Jammu and Kashmir are under observation while 3,665 persons have been kept under home quarantine besides that 1,696 persons are in isolation.

According to the bulletin, 4,273,242 persons have completed the surveillance period and 429,165 persons are under home surveillance besides that so far results of 18,103,868 samples are available. Out of 18,103,868 the number of samples tested negative stands at 17,765,478 while as 338,390 have tested positive, among them 1,696 persons are active, 332,205 persons have recovered and 4,489 persons have died


Lt Governor reviews Covid-19 situation across the UT

Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today reviewed the Covid-19 situation across the UT in a series of meetings with the members of the Covid Task Force, DCs & SPs.

During the meetings, the Lt Governor reiterated the importance of Tele-consultation, expanding the services to far-flung areas and efficient monitoring of those in home isolation.
He also underlined the importance of involving the Community in awareness campaigns to sensitize people on mask usage and Covid protocol.

“We need to protect healthcare personnel, patients and communities, and accordingly our focus should remain on ramping up healthcare infrastructure, availability of oxygen, ventilators, essential medicines, etc”, the Lt Governor said.

The Lt Governor stressed that Testing, Tracing, Treatment, Covid Appropriate Behaviour and Vaccination will continue to be our strategy to effectively fight the Covid-19.

He impressed upon the officials to ensure proper implementation of Covid Protocol and CAB among the people to effectively break the chain of transmission.

The Lt Governor was briefed about the Covid containment measures at the district level including the functionality of War rooms, Covid help-lines, IEC campaign regarding Covid Appropriate Behaviour, distribution of Covid kits, besides facilities for extending assistance to people in need.

The chair also took stock of the vaccination drive for the 15-18 years age group and the precaution dose vaccination for healthcare & frontline workers and those over 60 years of age with co-morbidities.

Deputy Commissioners and other concerned officials were directed to widely publicize the COVID helpline numbers and other emergency contact numbers.

Sh Vivek Bhardwaj, Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Medical Education Department gave a detailed briefing on the district-wise analysis of the Covid-19 situation, the status of testing, contact tracing and vaccination across the UT, besides the status of bed occupancy in the designated hospitals.

It was informed that five districts – Kulgam, Shopian, Anantnag, Ganderbal and Poonch have completed the 100% coverage of 1st dose of vaccination in the 15-18 years age group, besides 70% of the total targeted population in the 15-18 years age group has been inoculated with the first dose across the UT.

The chair also took stock of the implementation of directions passed in previous meetings.

Sh Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Advisor to the Lt Governor; Dr Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary; Sh Atal Dulloo, Additional Chief Secretary, Finance Department; Sh Shailendra Kumar, Principal Secretary to the Government, Public Works (R&B) Department; Sh Nitishwar Kumar, Principal Secretary to the Lt Governor; besides Senior officers of Civil and police administration attended the meeting, in person and through virtual mode.

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India logs over 2.35 lakh new COVID-19 cases, daily positivity rate down to 13.39 pc

India has reported 2,35,532 new COVID-19 cases and 871 deaths in the last 24 hours, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Saturday.
As per government data, there was a decline in the daily positivity rate to 13.39 per cent from 15.88 per cent on Friday. The weekly positivity rate also dipped to 16.89 per cent from 17.47 per cent yesterday.
India’s active caseload currently stands at 20,04,333 while the active cases account for 4.91 per cent of total cases.
With 3,35,939 recoveries from the infection reported in the last 24 hours, the cumulative recoveries mounted to 3,83,60,710. The recovery rate of the country has also improved to 93.89 per cent from 93.60 per cent on Friday.
In the last 24 hours, 17,59,434 tests were conducted, the ministry said.
The death toll is at 4,93,198 and the case fatality rate is 1.21 per cent.
In the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination drive across the country, 165.04 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far. Notably, India’s vaccination drive commenced on January 16, 2021.

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48-hr-long weekend lockdown begins across J&K

In a bid to prevent the Covid-19 from spreading, the 64-hour-long weekend lockdown has begun across Jammu and Kashmir on Friday for the third straight week in the Union Territory.

The weekend lockdown was announced by the State Executive Committee (SEC) headed by the Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir following the surge in the Covid-9 cases in Jammu and Kashmir from the past couple of weeks.

All the markets, business establishments and other non-essential services remained closed from the afternoon erewhile public traffic was also off the roads.

However, policemen at different places were seen implementing the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as a number of persons who were found without face masks were fined. The commuters without face masks were also being fined, witnesses said.

The lockdown will continue till Monday morning.

Pertinently, Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, has 260 Micro Containment Zones as a number of cases were detected from these localities.

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Covid-19 Stats

29 Jan 2022, 9:34 AM (GMT)

Coronavirus Stats

40,858,241 Total Cases
493,218 Death Cases
38,360,710 Recovered Cases


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