J&K records highest ever single day surge of 2030 cases, 8 deaths

TNN Bureau. Updated: 4/21/2021 11:52:20 AM Front Page

Admin imposes fresh curbs, Night curfew extended

Jammu: With 2030 fresh cases, the Jammu and Kashmir recorded highest single day spike ever since the outbreak of pandemic while 8 more fresh fatalities have pushed the death to 2071 in the Union Territory. Moreover, in the backdrop of surging cases, the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) administration has imposed a fresh set of curbs for public transportation, and public places like shopping complexes, bazars, malls, and extended a previously imposed night curfew.

Of the fresh cases, 944 are from Jammu division and 1,086 from Kashmir division, the officials said, adding that the union territory's total caseload now stands at 1,50,238.

They said Srinagar district recorded the highest number of 647 new cases, including 58 travellers, followed by 501 in Jammu district and 143 in Reasi.

The number of active cases of the disease now stands at 13,470, while 1,34,697 patients have recovered so far, the officials said.

With 716 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in Jammu and Kashmir has reached 134,697 which is 89.65 percent of the total cases.

“Cases tested positive in J&K include 647 from Srinagar, 136 from Baramulla, 119 from Budgam, 57 from Pulwama, 06 from Kupwara, 36 from Anantnag, 21 from Bandipora, 16 from Ganderbal, 35 from Kulgam and 13 from Shopian in Kashmir division while as 944 from Jammu division include 501 from Jammu, 81 from Udhampur, 34 from Rajouri, 13 from Doda, 54 from Kathua, 30 from Samba, 19 from Kishtwar, 37 from Poonch, 32 from Ramban and 143 from Reasi," officials disclosed.

As per officials figures, 35,720 positive cases including 490 deaths and 30,750 recoveries are from Srinagar, 10,707 including 184 deaths and 9,395 recoveries are from Baramulla, 9,143 including 8,467 recoveries and 123 deaths are from Budgam, 6,437 including 6,000 recoveries and 94 deaths are from Pulwama, 6,196 including 99 deaths and 5,828 recoveries are from Kupwara, 5,688 including 5,241 recoveries and 101 deaths are from Anantnag, 5,039 cases including 4,811 and 63 deaths are from Bandipora, 4,967 including 4,725 recoveries and 49 deaths are from Ganderbal, 3,270 including 2,896 recoveries and 57 deaths are from Kulgam and 2,775 including 2,634 recoveries and 40 deaths are from Shopian.

In Jammu division, 29,741 including 26,034 recoveries and 404 deaths are from Jammu district, 5,342 including 4,967 recoveries and 58 deaths are from Udhampur, 4,152 including 3,867 recoveries and 57 deaths are from Rajouri, 3,553 including 3,429 recoveries and 64 deaths are from Doda, 3,861including 3,513 recoveries and 54 deaths are from Kathua, 3,127 including 2,887 recoveries and 44 deaths are from Samba, 2,827 including 2,770 recoveries and 22 deaths are from Kishtwar, 2,676 including 2,531 recoveries and 29 deaths are from Poonch, 2,275 including 2,158 recoveries and 23 deaths are from Ramban and 2,742 including 1,794 recoveries and 16 deaths are from Reasi.

As per the daily information bulletin 1,690,405 persons in Jammu and Kashmir are under observation while 70,837 persons have been kept under home quarantine besides that 13,470 persons are in isolation.

According to the bulletin, 1,475,452 persons have completed surveillance period and 128,575 persons are under home surveillance besides that so far results of 6,833,449 samples are available. Out of 6,833,449 the number of samples tested negative stands at 6,683,211 while as 150,238 have tested positive, among them 13,470

Meanwhile, the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) administration has imposed a fresh set of curbs to restrict the spread of Covid-19 in the Union territory.

The office of Lieutenant-Governor (LG) Manoj Sinha has issued the new guidelines for public transportation, and public places like shopping complexes, bazars, malls, and extended a previously imposed night curfew.

In this regard separate orders have been issued by respective district magistrates.

Curbs on public transport

Public transportation services, including matador, minibuses, buses plying in Jammu & Kashmir shall be permitted to operate at 50% of its authorised seating capacity. The district superintendents of police have been tasked with ensuring compliance to this effect.

Curbs on public places

Only 50% shops in market complexes, bazaars, and malls within the municipal limits or urban local body limits shall be open on an alternate basis, operating in a rotation system.

J&K L-G Manoj Sinha directed the district magistrates to devise a mechanism to implement this in consultation with local market associations, if possible. “District magistrates of all districts shall devise a mechanism to implement this, preferably in consultation with local market associations,” he tweeted on Tuesday.

Night curfew

Night curfew, which was in force in eight districts from 10pm to 6am, will be extended to all municipal / urban local body limits of all the 20 districts of J&K.

Sinha had held a high-level meeting on Sunday to review the Covid-19 situation, following which decision was taken to suspend in-person classes at schools, colleges, and universities till May 15. Sinha also asked officials to test all incoming travellers and restrict public gatherings.

All these steps were taken by the administration after the Union territory’s daily Covid-19 tally crossed 1500 in the last 2 days. J&K recorded a total of 1,516 new cases of Covid-19 on April 19, and 6 deaths, with Jammu district recording the highest number of cases at 768, followed by Kashmir at 748.

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