J&K cases over 50K, last 10k in only seven days

TNN Bureau. Updated: 9/12/2020 1:02:14 PM Front Page

JAMMU/SRINAGAR: The Covid-19 infections tally in Jammu and Kashmir crossed the 50-thousand mark on Friday, just a week after it registered 40 thousand cases, as it recorded over 1500 new cases for the third consecutive day, while nine more patients including seven from Jammu region died of the Covid-19, pushing the toll due to the deadly disease across the union territory to 858.
While it took Jammu and Kashmir 129 days to record first ten thousand cases, the next 40 thousand cases have come in half the time--only in 63 days.
Jammu and Kashmir had recorded its first Covid-19 case on March 8 and took 72 days to record 1000 cases. However, the sharp spike thereafter, saw the UT racing from first case to ten thousand cases in just 129 days, while the next ten thousand cases have come only in 21 days. The cases jumped from 20 thousand to 30 thousand in just 19 days, while the tally raced past from 30 thousand to 40 thousand in only 16 days. However, the jump from 40 thousand cases to 50 thousand cases has come up only in seven days.
For the third consecutive day, Jammu and Kashmir reported over 1500 new cases on Friday. Out of the 1578 fresh infections, 808 were reported in Jammu region and 770 in Kashmir division, taking the overall infection tally in the union territory to 50,712. The winter capital Jammu topped the cases across the union territory with 415 new cases.
As many as 474 patients were discharged from the hospitals following their treatment—137 in Jammu and 337 in Kashmir, taking the recoveries to 34689—around 68.40% of the total cases, while actives now stand at 15169—29.91%.
Nine more patients including seven from Jammu region and 2 from Valley died on Friday, taking the total number of fatalities due to the deadly virus in union territory to 858.
The deceased included a 50-year-old man from Kachi Chawni, a 63-year-old woman from Vikas Nagar in Patoli, a 60-year old woman from Narwal, a 50 year-old woman from Top sherkhania, and a 34-year-old man from Nai basti—all in Jammu district.
An official from GMC Jammu said that a 50-year-old man from Kachi Chawani Jammu was admitted at the GMC’s emergency ward on September 10 who was suffering from multiple ailments and had tested positive for COVID-19 died on Friday. He said another elderly person from Vikas Nagar in Patoli of Sarwal area and a woman from Narwal who had tested positive also died on Friday.
Two more patients from the district including a patient from Top sherkhania and a patient from Nai Basti Jammu also died on Friday.
One of the other two deceased included a 38-year-old male from Samba while another patient who died at GMC Jammu couldn’t be identified immediately.
Two patients including a 70-year-old man from Gund Beerwah Budgam and an 85-year-old man from Pattan Baramulla also died in Valley.
An official from SMHS said that a patient from Gund Beerwah Budgam who was admitted on 03 September died on Friday. An official from SKIMS Soura said that a patient from Pattan Baramulla who was admitted on 08 September died on Friday.
With nine more deaths, the death toll in Jammu and Kashmir has reached to 858 including 720 from Kashmir division and 138 from Jammu division.
Jammu and Kashmir continued to record over 1500 fresh cases on Friday, with 1578 cases taking the infection tally to 50,712.
Of 808 cases in Jammu region, highest 415 were reported from Jammu, while 64 were reported from Rajouri, 38 from Kathua, 101 from Udhampur, 44 from Samba, 27 from Ramban, 26 from Doda, 49 from Poonch, 02 from Reasi and 42 from Kishtwar.
However district administration said that Rajouri district registered its highest ever single day Spike with 79 person testing positive for Covid-19 on Friday. While seven of them were travelers, 72 were locals including 39 from Rajouri city, 9 each from Kalakote and Thanamandi, 7 from Sunderbani, 5 from Koteranka and 3 from Nowshera.
Neighbouring Poonch also recorded its highest daily caseload with 80 persons testing positive including 5 travellers and 75 locals including 34 from Haveli, 17 from Mandi, 24 from Surankote and 5 from Mendhar.
“Out of them 26 are employees of PDD, Forest dept, Social Forestry and Police,” an official said.
Udhampur district also witnessed a steep rise in the fresh infections with 101 new cases, even as the 10-day-long targeted sampling drive in the town also concluded today.
“Health teams have conducted more than 10000 tests covering almost all business establishments and government offices in last 10 days. More than 450 people were found positive and have been isolated in this drive,” Deputy Commissioner Udhampur Piyush Singla informed.
As per a media bulletin, among the 770 fresh Valley cases, 267 were reported from Srinagar, 43 from Baramulla, 34 from Pulwama, 176 from Budgam, 41 from Anantnag, 70 from Bandipora, 66 from Kupwara, 18 from Kulgam, 08 from Shopian and 47 from Ganderbal.
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 50712 positive cases, 15169 are Active Positive, 34689 have recovered and 854 have died; 137 in Jammu division and 717 in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin further said that out of 1177773 test results available, 1127061 samples have been tested as negative till September 11, 2020.
Till date 509482 travelers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for observation which included 42577 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 15169 in isolation and 53048 under home surveillance. Besides, 397834 persons have completed their surveillance period.

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