Jammu: With 5840 people recovered across Jammu and Kashmir from the infection, the Union Territory recorded more daily recoveries than the fresh cases in a second day in a row. Moreover, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha reviewed the situation and stressed for the involvement of people in awareness campaigns to combat the pandemic.
“With 5,850 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in Jammu and Kashmir has reached 374,282 which is 88.26 percent of the total cases,” an official told The Dispatch.
He added that the five more deaths pushed the death toll in J&K to 4,647 and 4,354 fresh cases pushed the tally of positive cases to 424,085.
Of the exact number of 424,085 cases, 270,345 are from Kashmir division and 153,740 from Jammu division.
Among 4,354 new cases, 2,914 belong to Kashmir division while as 1,440 are from Jammu division, adding that the total number of positive cases in Kashmir division have reached to 270,345 including 234,920 recoveries and 2,379 deaths while as total number of positive cases in Jammu division have reached to 153,740 including 140,362 recoveries and 2,268 deaths.
The officials said that the total number of active cases in Jammu and Kashmir are 45,156 including 34,046 from Kashmir division and 11,110 from Jammu division.
“Cases tested positive in J&K include 916 from Srinagar, 290 from Baramulla, 229 from Budgam, 90 from Pulwama, 618 from Kupwara, 329 from Anantnag, 109 from Bandipora, 42 from Ganderbal, 262 from Kulgam and 29 Shopian in Kashmir division while as 1,440 from Jammu division include 763 from Jammu district, 111 from Udhampur, 43 from Rajouri, 103 from Doda, 68 from Kathua, 104 from Samba, 30 from Kishtwar, 91 from Poonch, 106 from Ramban and 21 from Reasi,” officials disclosed.
Meanwhile, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha the COVID-19 situation in Jammu and Kashmir and stressed for the involvement of people in awareness campaigns to combat the pandemic.
He impressed upon the officials to ensure proper implementation of Covid norms among the people.
The Lt Governor was briefed about the Covid containment measures taken at the district level including functionality of war rooms, Covid helplines, IEC campaign regarding Covid appropriate behaviour, distribution of Covid kits, besides facilities for extending assistance to people in need, an official statement said.
The LG also took stock of the vaccination drive for the 15-18 age group and the precaution dose for healthcare and frontline workers as well as for those over 60 years of age with co-morbidities.
Deputy commissioners and other officials concerned were directed to widely publicise Covid helpline and other emergency contact numbers, the statement said.
Vivek Bhardwaj, Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Medical Education Department, gave a detailed briefing on the district-wise analysis of COVID-19 situation, status of testing, contact tracing and vaccination across the UT, besides the status of bed occupancy in the designated hospitals, it said.
It was informed that five districts — Kulgam, Shopian, Anantnag, Ganderbal and Poonch — have completed the 100 percent coverage of first dose of vaccination in the 15-18 age group, besides 70 percent of the total targeted population in this category has been inoculated with the first dose across the UT, the statement said.