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North Kashmir reports decline in Covid-19 cases

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221 fresh cases reported in a week

SRINAGAR: Covid-19 cases have started to decline by a huge margin as the north Kashmir districts have registered a total of 221 positive cases with 408 recoveries in the past seven days in the ensuing month.

The three border districts including Baramulla, Bandipora, and Kupwara in the northern belt of Kashmir witnessed a huge spike in cases in April and May, and Baramulla district remained most affected due to the virus while Bandipora registered the lowest number of cases and deaths compared to Kupwara which remained moderate.

According to the figures available the three border districts in north Kashmir registered a total of 221 COVID-19 positive cases of which 87 were reported in Kupwara followed by 83 in Baramulla and 51 in Bandipora between 1-7 July with a total recovery of 408 patients.

Figures also reveal that the northern belt of Kashmir witnessed the death of two COVID-19 positive patients which is the lowest in the past three months.

In much relief for the residents with the intensity of the second Covid wave coming down the districts in north Kashmir successfully registered total recoveries of 408 positive patients while the rising graph of cases has started to come down by a very huge margin.

Figures reveal that Baramulla district reported a total of 83 positive cases and a total of 131 recoveries from the virus between July 1 to 7.

About Kupwara figures reveal that the district registered a total of 87 positive cases while 170 positive patients recovered from the COVID-19 virus.

In the least affected district Bandipora the figures reveal that it logged a total of 51 Covid positive cases while a total of 107 patients recovered from the virus successfully.

The figures also reveal that the northern belt has a total of 476 active positive cases of which 224 are in Baramulla and 170 in Kupwara and only 82 active cases in Bandipora as of Thursday.

Compared with the figures of last week of the month earlier, the entire north Kashmir had reported a total of 400 cases with 886 recoveries and six deaths between June 21 to 27, and the week before that it had registered a total of 787 cases with 1,789 recoveries and 11 deaths due to the virus.

In the ensuing month as evident from the figures, the positivity graph of Covid-19 cases has highly started to come down with which the overall situation has gradually come under control in all the three districts.

Besides positivity and recovery rate the figures reveal that a total of 800,771 people have been vaccinated against the COVID-19 across north Kashmir of which 415,227 are from Baramulla, 138,725 from Bandipora, and a total of 246,819 from the Kupwara district as of Wednesday.

Notably, the authorities in Jammu and Kashmir have started further phased manner  unlock with the improvement in Covid situation across the UT besides initiated different measures to ensure SOP’s are followed and the possible third wave is ignored—(KNO)

 

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