J&K's recovery rate improves to 69%

Amid spike in COVID19 cases in Jammu and Kashmir, there is some relief in it that the recovery rate has improved to 69 percent. The fatality rate of J&K is below 2 percent.

The recovery rate in J&K has jumped from 61 percent on August 1 to over 69 percent on August 11, which according to doctors is an encouraging sign.

The Kashmir region which has 77 percent of the total positive cases in J&K is at par with the UT in the recovery rate at 69 percent.

In Jammu region, the recovery rate is close to Kashmir region at 68.5 percent.

On August 1, there were a total 20,972 positive cases across the UT, out of which 7,713 were active cases. Although the number of positive cases has jumped to 25,931 in ten days, the active cases came down to 7,462.

“Despite the surge in the positive cases, the number of active cases has come down,” officials said.

“Improvement in recovery rate is an encouraging sign, but the number of deaths due to this virus should also come down. People have to be cooperative and follow the guidelines of wearing masks, maintaining personal hygiene and practicing social distancing,” said critical care expert, Dr. Showkat Shah.

He appealed to the people to not hide their symptoms. “Don’t make the COVID a stigma disease. People who report lately are mostly diagnosed with severe pneumonia on CT scan. Therefore people must not hide their symptoms and consult healthcare workers for treatment if they find they are having symptoms of COVID.”