Kashmir reports 4499 new cases of infection, 7 deaths in J&K
Srinagar: Covid surge continued in Jammu and Kashmir with 6253 new positive cases and seven deaths reported on Sunday.
Since the outbreak of the third wave, J&K has been severely hit with an average case of 6000 every day from last week. This steep rise has prompted the government to impose above 60-hour-long lockdown from Friday afternoon till Monday morning.
According to an official bulletin, Kashmir reported 4499 cases of Covid and 1754 in Jammu division, taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 397202. On the same day, four deaths were reported in Kashmir and three in Jammu. Moreover, 2493 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and been discharged from various hospitals including 997 from Jammu Division and 1496 from Kashmir Division.
Providing district-wise breakup for positive cases, the bulletin said that Srinagar reported 1464 cases, Baramulla reported 564 cases, Budgam reported 590 cases, Pulwama reported 150 cases, Kupwara reported 344 cases, Anantnag reported 578 cases, Bandipora reported 261 cases, Ganderbal reported 320 cases, Kulgam reported 174 cases while as Shopian reported 54 fresh cases for today.
Similarly, Jammu reported 1075 cases, Reasi reported 48 cases for today, Udhampur reported 115 cases, Rajouri reported 35 cases, Doda reported 140 cases, Kathua reported 83 cases, Samba reported 47 cases, Poonch reported 10 case, Kishtwar reported 26 cases while as Ramban reported 176 fresh cases for today.
Moreover, the bulletin also highlights that against the availability of 4994 dedicated level 1 & level 2 COVID beds, only 538 ( 10.77%) are occupied.
The bulletin further informs the general public that they can contact helpline numbers 0191-2520982 /2674444 /2674115 /2674908 /2549676 in Jammu Division and 0194-2440283 /2430581 /2452052 /2457313 /2457312 in Kashmir Division for any kind of guidance and assistance.
In case of emergency, people can avail free ambulance services 24×7 by calling toll free number 108 while pregnant women and sick infants can avail free services by dialling toll free number 102, the bulletin reads.
It also informs that the public can reach the national helpline by dialling 1075.
On COVID vaccination, the bulletin informs that 22,955doses of COVID vaccine have been administered in the last 24 hours bringing the cumulative number of doses administered across J&K to 2,01,90,505, it added.