COVID19 | 4 deaths, 126 new cases in J&K

‘Fatalities 3 times less in vaccinated people’
COVID19 | 4 deaths, 126 new cases in J&K
Men offer funeral prayers over a COVID-19 victim in Srinagar. [File]Aman Farooq/GK

Srinagar: Kashmir continued to witness COVID19 fatalities on Sunday, with four people succumbing to the viral infection today. 126 fresh cases were detected.

A recent analysis of COVID19 deaths by Kashmir's COVID Control Room shows that the deaths were considerably reduced by vaccination. A senior official while citing the data details said in the last three months, one dose of vaccination decreased the chances of death by half in those getting infected. Even better is taking two doses, he said, stating that two doses decreased the fatality to one third. He added that this might be an underestimation of vaccination benefit.

The official said between August and November, 11 fully vaccinated people lost lives in Kashmir division while 11 partially vaccinated people infected with SARS COV2 died due to the virus. However, 30 people who had not received a single dose of vaccine died in Kashmir. The number of people infected with the virus and found positive was the same among vaccinated and unvaccinated, the figures showed.

The official bulletin on COVID19 by J&K Government today said four fresh casualties due to COVID19 have taken place in the past 24 hours, reported on Sunday, all in Kashmir division. With these, the death toll of the virus 4495 in J&K.

Today, of the 126 cases, 111 were from Kashmir division and 15 from Jammu division. Srinagar reported 52 new cases, the district having a drop in the positive percentage of samples as well as the absolute number of positive cases. The district, as per the report of 12 December, had 528 active cases.

Currently, there are 1541 active cases in the UT. Of these, 1156 are in 10 Kashmir divisions alone while 385 are in the remaining 10 districts of Jammu division.

The day again had nearly 55,000 people tested. As per the bulletin, 54901 samples were tested across the 20 districts. With 126 of these positive, the positive percentage of samples on the day was 0.22, the trend a decreasing one.

In the past 24 hours, 176 people recovered from the infection, the bulletin said. It said that 20499 people were vaccinated in the 20 districts.

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