COVID-19: 2 die, 223 test positive in J&K

COVID-19: 2 die, 223 test positive in J&K
Health workers and volunteers carry body of a patient who died of COVID-19 in Srinagar. [Image used for representational purpose only]File Photo: Aman Farooq for Greater Kashmir

Srinagar: Two persons died to Covid-19 in J&K while 223 tested positive on Thursday.

The rise in the cases is the highest in J&K during the past 140 days.

The fresh spate of fatalities continued and one person each from Kashmir and Jammu divisions succumbed to SARS-COV-2 infection, an official bulletin on Covid-19 said.

It said that the death toll of the pandemic was 4459 now.

The deaths attributed to Covid-19 have increased in November with a higher number of people testing positive.

Today, the case rise was the highest in the past 130 days, since 11 July this year, the data shows.

On 11 July, 224 cases were reported, the numbers falling continuously thereupon.

Although 22 September had around 200 cases, the number did not shoot as high as it did today.

Today, there was no major increase in testing in J&K, and 54,132 samples were tested during 24 hours. However, the day’s positive percentage increased to 0.41, a major spike.

There has been little variation in the cumulative positive percentage in the past month.

Although only eight deaths were recorded in October, November has already seen over 25 deaths.

Earlier talking to , the J&K government attributed the rise in cases to marriage functions and suspected that cases would rise again owing to festivals.

Although district Srinagar on Thursday had a major increase in the number of cases and reported 74 cases, it was due to Baramulla district that the cases saw a spike.

The district reported 54 new cases.

Of the 223 cases in J&K, 191 were reported from the Kashmir division alone.

District Pulwama had 19 and district Kupwara had 15 new cases today.

The active cases of Srinagar increased to 573 today.

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