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COVID-19: Recovery rate dips in J&K, death rate at 1.48 percent

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Jammu: After reporting more than 800 cases for three consecutive days, the recovery rate in Jammu and Kashmir declined while the rate of death and active caseload have witness significant rise.

An official told The Dispatch, the twin capitals of J&K, the districts Jammu and Srinagar are worst affected by the second wave of the pandemic.                                                

“The recovery rate declined to 94 percent, which was 97.7 percent in the early March. Similarly, in the beginning of March, the rate of active cases was come down to only 0.65 percent, which has reached to 4.48 percent,’ an official told The Dispatch.   

He informed that the death in Jammu and Kashmir at 1.48 percent.

It is pertinent to mention here that three prominent personalities including politicians tested positive for the infection after inoculated with anti infection.

The former chiefs ministers Farooq Abdullha and his Omar tested positive for COVID-19 despite vaccination.

Omar Abdullah tested positive three days after taking vaccination.  

 “For a year I did my best to dodge this damn virus but it’s finally caught up with me. I tested positive for #COVID- 19 this afternoon. I’m completely asymptotic. Based on medical advice I’m self-isolating at home & monitoring my parameters like oxygen saturation levels etc,” he tweeted.  

He had received vaccine on April 7.

“Got my 1st dose of the #COVIDvaccine this morning. It was a smooth & painless affair. I’m grateful to everyone at SKIMS, Srinagar for vaccinating me today,” he tweeted.    

Earlier, his father Farooq Abdullah   tested positive for COVID-19 on March 30 eight days after receiving his first dose of vaccine on March 2.

He was kept in home-isolation initially, but doctors on Saturday decided to shift him to a hospital for better medical care.

Several leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, wished him a speedy recovery.

Later he was discharged as doctors were of the opinion that he could recover at home since all his parameters were fine, they said. The NC president will, however, continue to remain in self-isolation at his residence for some time, the officials added.

Earlier, Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police Dilbag Singh and his wife tested positive for COVID-19 on March after and taking the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

The police chief has appealed to those who had come in contact with him recently to isolate themselves and, if necessary, undergo test.

Doctors were monitoring the health of the police chief and his family, they added.


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