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Covid cases on decline in Jammu and Kashmir

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SRINAGAR: The active Covid-19 positive cases have reduced from 5,200 to around 3,300 in the last 12 days in Jammu and Kashmir.

As per the data available, the number of active in J&K presently is 3,327 while the cases reached 5,261 on 6 August and the number of active cases in Jammu has reduced to 512 which was around 2,000 before some days.

The total number of active cases in Jammu and Kashmir is 3,327 including 2,815 from the Kashmir division and 512 from the Jammu division

Officials told the cases showed an upward trend in the Jammu division first followed by Kashmir and similar cases are on the decline in Jammu first followed by Srinagar.

They said that the majority of affected persons were unaware that they had COVID as they never tested for it and despite being positive, they kept on doing their routine activities as symptoms were like the common flu.

There was no severity of the currently circulating strain as it mainly affects the upper respiratory tract and as such, the hospital admissions as of now were minimal with those having comorbidities being hospitalized.

They said that the positivity rate in J&K is decreasing now and it is likely that sub-lineages of omicron were behind the recent surge.

The common symptoms in positive persons in this surge were of mild form presenting with fever, body aches, sore throat, and cough and the person was recovering within 2 to 4 days. The variant wasn’t so aggressive as the hospital admissions didn’t increase as we witnessed in the second wave, they said.

 

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