Covid Figures: 41.6% cases symptomatic, 32.8% contacts of infected cases
A health worker collects a test sample from a women in Srinagar. [Mubashir Khan/ GK]

Covid Figures: 41.6% cases symptomatic, 32.8% contacts of infected cases

Srinagar, June 5: Of the 184499 Covid-19 positive cases reported in Kashmir division so far, 41.6 percent were symptomatic and 32.8 percent contacts of infected persons, official data has revealed.

The data reveals that out of the 10 districts; Anantnag and Kupwara have done the minimum number of tests per million populations; while Pulwama and Baramulla have the highest case fatality rate.

District Anantnag has done the minimum number of tests (288681) per million population followed by Kupwara (296523).

Pulwama has the highest case fatality rate (1.27%) followed by Baramulla (1.23%).

Srinagar has the highest number of cases per million population (42785) followed by Ganderbal (24805).

It further mentions that Kupwara district has the highest 11.73% positivity rate in RAT followed by Pulwama 11.16%.

District Bandipora has the lowest positivity rate (5.23%) in RAT followed by Ganderbal 7.56%.

District Srinagar has 89.05% of active cases outside containment zones followed by district Bandipora.

As per the advisory committee report, data from Kashmir province showed that there have been major mutations and formation of variants in the SARS-CoV-2 virus over the period from 2020 (first wave) to 2021 (second wave). Although both provinces had a high prevalence of variants, Jammu province when compared to Kashmir province had a higher prevalence (37% vs 12.3% respectively) of B.1.617.2 lineage (the Indian variant). This could be one of the factors in the high fatality rate in Jammu province in the second wave of the epidemic.

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