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Only 1,319 active cases in Jammu and Kashmir

SRINAGAR: The Covid-19 active positive cases have come down to just 1,319 in Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory, figures reveal.

In the second wave peak in May, active cases in J&K were over 50,000 but now cases have come down to just 1,319 among them around 791 are from Kashmir and 528 are from Jammu. Furthermore, around 99 percent beds designated for Covid patients are vacant in J&K as just 148 Covid positive patients are hospitalised.

“Out of 148 hospitalised patients, 100 are in Kashmir and just 48 are in Jammu and 5628 beds designated for Covid patients are vacant,” figures availabe suggest.

Meanwhile, leading Pulmonologist and head of department at Chest Disease hospital Dr Naveed Nazir on Saturday said that first time since the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic, the number of Covid positive patients admitted at chest disease hospital are below 10.

He said that even at places where 3rd or 4th wave is going on, the number of hospital admission and mortality are low because of vaccination. “For the first time in 18 months no of Covid patients admitted in CD has reduced to single digit number. Let’s keep it as such and follow SoPs. Even in places where 3rd or 4th wave is on the no of cases might be high but hospital admission and mortality are low courtesy VACCINATION,” he tweeted—(KNO)


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