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COVID casts its net again: J&K records fresh spike of 2456 cases, 5 more die

Jammu and Kashmir Friday reported five deaths and yet another biggest spike of 2,456 fresh positive cases of COVID-19, taking the number of total active cases in the Union Territory to 10,003.

With five more deaths, the death toll in J&K has reached 4,557 and 2,456 fresh positive cases reported on Friday have pushed the tally of positive cases to 352,623.

Of the exact number of 352,623 cases, 220,839 are from Kashmir division and 131,784 from Jammu division.

Officials said that among 2,456 new cases, 1,522 belong to Kashmir division while as 934 are from Jammu division, adding that the total number of positive cases in Kashmir division have reached to 220,839 including 213,297 recoveries and 2,341 deaths while as total number of positive cases in Jammu division have reached to 131,784 including 124,766 recoveries and 2,216 deaths.

The officials said that the total number of active cases in Jammu and Kashmir are 10,003 including 5,201 from Kashmir division and 4,802 from Jammu division.

With 380 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in Jammu and Kashmir has reached 338,063 which is 95.87 percent of the total cases.

“Cases tested positive in J&K include 464 from Srinagar, 457 from Baramulla, 139 from Budgam, 22 from Pulwama, 104 from Kupwara, 101 from Anantnag, 95 from Bandipora, 12 from Ganderbal, 120 from Kulgam and 08 Shopian in Kashmir division while as 934 from Jammu division include 588 from Jammu division, 55 from Udhampur, 29 from Rajouri, 18 from Doda, 52 from Kathua, 16 from Samba, 33 from Kishtwar, 49 from Poonch, 04 from Ramban and 90 from Reasi,” officials disclosed.

Meanwhile, authorities said that no fresh cases of Mucormycosis popularly known as black fungus was reported in the UT and the tally stands at 51.

As per officials figures, 81,157 positive cases including 885 deaths and 78,070 recoveries are from Srinagar, 27,378 including 292 deaths and 25,739 recoveries are from Baramulla, 25,207 including 24,428 recoveries and 220 deaths are from Budgam, 15,877 including 15,577 recoveries and 195 deaths are from Pulwama, 15,266 including 170 deaths and 14,857 recoveries are from Kupwara, 16,978 including 16,563 recoveries and 209 deaths are from Anantnag, 10,426 cases including 10,096 and 111 deaths are from Bandipora, 11,105 including 10,945 recoveries and 82 deaths are from Ganderbal, 11,811 including 11,461 recoveries and 118 deaths are from Kulgam and 5,634 including 5,561 recoveries and 59 deaths are from Shopian.

In Jammu division, 57,328 including 53,264 recoveries and 1,166 deaths are from Jammu district, 11,917 including 11,394 recoveries and 141 deaths are from Udhampur, 11,602 including 11,162 recoveries and 240 deaths are from Rajouri, 8,189 including 7,940 recoveries and 138 deaths are from Doda, 9,785 including 9,293 recoveries and 154 deaths are from Kathua, 7,345 including 7,072 recoveries and 120 deaths are from Samba, 4,948 including 4,827 recoveries and 44 deaths are from Kishtwar, 6,848 including 6,545 recoveries and 102 deaths are from Poonch, 6,152 including 6,047 recoveries and 67 deaths are from Ramban and 7,670 including 7,222 recoveries and 44 deaths are from Reasi.

As per the daily information bulletin 5,482,972 persons in Jammu and Kashmir are under observation while 7,166 persons have been kept under home quarantine besides that 10,003 persons are in isolation.

According to the bulletin, 5,027,460 persons have completed the surveillance period and 433,786 persons are under home surveillance besides that so far results of 20,148,633 samples are available. Out of 20,148,633 the number of samples tested negative stands at 19,796,010 while as 352,623 have tested positive, among them 10,003 persons are active, 338,063 persons have recovered and 4,557 persons have died


Centre extends COVID-19 restrictions till February 28

On Thursday, the Central Government extended the existing COVID-related restrictions until February 28 because of the rising COVID-19 and Omicron variants.

Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issued the order directing all the states and the Union Territories (UTs) to instruct their local and district administrations to promptly take containment measures against the threat of the Omicron variant based on their assessment of the situation.

Taking evidence-based COVID-19 containment measures at the district and local level, as conveyed by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), the MHA order mentioned that COVID restrictions “will remain in force till February 28, 2022.”

“In exercise of the powers, conferred under Section 10(2)(1) of the Disaster Management Act 2005, the undersigned hereby directs that the Order of the Ministry of Home Affairs’ of even number dated December 27, 2021, to ensure compliance to the normative framework for taking evidence-based COVID-19 containment measures at district and local level, as conveyed vide Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) dated December 21, 2021, will remain in force up to February 28, 2022,” the order mentioned.

According to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday, the order was issued when India logged 2,86,384 new coronavirus infections, taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 40,371,500.
As per the order, containment measures have been extended to February 28.

“Due to the current COVID wave, led by the new variant, Omicron, there has been a steady increase in the number of COVID cases in the country and the active cases have increased to over 22 lakhs. Though a majority of active cases are recovering fast and a low percentage of cases are in hospitals, it is still a matter of concern that 407 districts in 34 States and UTs are reporting a positivity rate of more than 10 per cent,” the order said.

Therefore, looking at the current trends of the COVID virus, the order said there is a need to exercise caution and vigilance.

Against this background, the order issued by Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla said, “I would like to reiterate that all the states/UTs must observe all precautions and not let the guard down”.

“Based on the normative framework, mentioned in the MoHFW dated December 21, 2021, and assessment of the situation, local/district administration should continue to take prompt and appropriate containment measures.”

The order directs “imposition and lifting of local curbs or restrictions dynamic and based on the case positivity and hospitalisation status at the local level”.

It also emphasised that there should be a continued focus on the five-fold strategy– Test-Track-Treat-Vaccination and adherence to COVID Appropriate Behaviour.

“The state enforcement machinery should strictly enforce the norms of COVID Appropriate Behaviour– wearing of face masks and maintaining safe social distancing in all public areas/gatherings,” the order further reads.

Further, states and UTs are advised to continue holding regular media briefings to disseminate the right information and discourage any misinformation on new variants of concern.

It is also urged to issue necessary directions to the districts and all other local authorities concerned to take the measures required for prompt and effective management of COVID-19, strict compliance with various advisories issued by the MoHFW on the new VOC and strict enforcement of COVID Appropriate Behaviour.

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Seven fresh COVID deaths, 4,959 new cases in J&K

Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday recorded a single-day spike of 4959 new COVID-19 cases- 3565 in Kashmir and 1394 in Jammu-even as six new deaths were reported in Kashmir and one in the Jammu division in the last 24 hours.

The case tally has risen to 419731 while the death toll jumped to 4,642-2,377 in Kashmir and 2,265 in Jammu, officials said.

A total of 368432 patients have recovered from the disease so far including the 6264 in the last 24 hours.

Active cases stand at 46,657-11,591 in Jammu and 35,066 in Kashmir.

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India reports over 2.86 lakh new cases with positivity rate at 19.59%; 573 deaths

India recorded 2,86,384 new cases of the novel coronavirus and 573 deaths due to the infection in the past 24 hours. According to the data shared by the Union Health Ministry on Thursday (January 27), the country saw 3,06,357 discharges in the last 24 hours, taking the total recovery rate at around 93.23 per cent total recoveries data reached 3,76,77,328.

The total active cases of COVID-19 in India have risen to 22,02,472 (5.46 per cent), the ministry data showed today.

The total death toll in the country is now at 4,91,700. The first death due to the COVID pandemic in India was reported in March 2020.

The daily positivity rate is at 19.59 per cent today.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 72,21,66,248 samples have been tested up to January 25 for COVID-19. Of these, 14,62,261 samples were tested on Wednesday.

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Meanwhile, Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia on Wednesday sounded positive about the reopening of schools in the capital. He said that ‘excessive caution can harm children, which is why reopening schools is necessary to prevent further damage to the socio-emotional well being of students.

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has called a meeting on Thursday to deliberate on easing the curbs in the national capital because of the improved situation of COVID-19. The issue of reopening schools is also on the agenda.

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28 Jan 2022, 4:31 AM (GMT)

Coronavirus Stats

40,622,709 Total Cases
492,356 Death Cases
38,024,771 Recovered Cases


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