Covid-19—Deadly April in J&K: 289 deaths, 45123 positive cases

Srinagar, Apr 30: After witnessing a significant dip in positive cases and deaths in last five months (Nov-March), the intensity of Covid-19 pandemic in J&K witnessed a steep surge in positive cases and April month turned out to be deadliest so far as 289 persons died of infection while as 45123 positive cases were recorded in the month that just left.

The deaths reported in the month of April also showed a surge as compared to the deaths reported in first three months of the ongoing year.

As per official data,  45,123 positive cases and 289 deaths were reported in Jammu and Kashmir in month of April

“Out of 45,123 positive cases, 28,540 cases are from Kashmir division while as 16,583 are from Jammu division and out of 289 deaths, 136 are from Kashmir division and 153 are from Jammu division,” the data states.

In ongoing year, J&K reported 3,579 positive cases and 53 deaths in January, 1,998 positive cases and 21 deaths in February and 4,456 positive cases and 37 deaths in March

In December last year J&K reported 10747 positive cases and 189 deaths, in November J&K reported a total of 15, 439 positive cases and 216 deaths and in October last year, J&K reported 19,715 positive cases and 297 deaths

Pertinently, 37,373 positive cases and 478 deaths were reported in J&K in month of September 2020, highest in last year

“17,339 positive cases and 326 deaths were reported in J&K in month of August 2020,” the figures suggest.  Moreover, 12,862 positive cases and 276 deaths were reported in J&K in month of July 2020

As per the official data available, in the first 115 days (from March 08-June 30, 2020) 7,497 positive cases and 101 Covid-19 related deaths were witnessed in Jammu and Kashmir

Interestingly, the first case of the COVID-19 pandemic in India was reported on 30 January 2020, originating from China.

Slowly, the pandemic spread to various states and union territories including the union territory of Jammu & Kashmir. Two suspected cases with high virus load were detected and isolated on March 4 in Government Medical College, Jammu. One of them became the first confirmed positive case on 9 March 2020. Both individuals had a travel history of outside J&K. kno

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