Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir recorded 30 new fatalities due to COVID-19 pushing the death toll to 2227 while 3023 cases of infection has taken cumulative tally to 169077.
The massive surge in cases, has prompted government to impose lockdown in 11 districts beginning from Thursday evening 7 pm to 7 am Monday morning.
Among fresh cases, 2034 reported from Kashmir region while 989 from Jammu region.
To contain the spread of the virus, the Jammu and Kashmir authorities on Wednesday said that there will be a complete lockdown in 11 districts of the Union Territory from 7 p.m. on Thursday till 7 a.m. on Monday. Separate orders issued, under the Disaster Management Act, by the District Magistrates of Srinagar, Budgam, Anantnag, Baramulla, Ganderbal, Kulgam, Pulwama, Jammu, Kathua, Reasi, and Udhampur said there would be complete lockdown in these districts from tomorrow (Thursday) from 7 p.m. till Monday 7 a.m.
The Covid situation has worsened in J&K during the last one week with both the numbers of new cases and deaths registering a steep rise.