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Srinagar- Jammu and Kashmir witnessed on Wednesday over 100 percent spike in daily coronavirus cases as 418 more people tested positive for the virus in the Union Territory during the last 24 hours, compared to 199 cases reported a day earlier on Tuesday.
According to officials, 311 fresh cases of novel coronavirus were reported from various districts of Jammu division on Wednesday while the remaining 107 from Kashmir valley, taking the total number of people infected since the outbreak of pandemic in J&K to 342419.
In the Valley, officials said, Srinagar registered the highest 52 new cases of coronavirus, Budgam 16, Baramulla 13, Kupwara 9, Pulwama 8, Ganderbal 4, Bandipora 3 and one new case each in Kulgam and Shopian. Anantnag in south Kashmir was the only district in the Valley where no new cases of Covid-19 were detected on Wednesday.
In the winter capital, officials said, Reasi registered a maximum of 156 new cases of virus, most of them students of SMVD University, followed by Jammu with 109, Udhampur 15, Kathua 10, Poonch 6, Rajouri 5, Doda, Samba and Kishtwar 3 each and Ramban 1 new case of coronavirus.
“Moreover, 140 Covid-19 patients recovered during the time, 28 from Jammu Division and 112 from Kashmir,” the officials said.
Also, they said that the death toll due to pandemic remains 4530 in J&K—2199 in Jammu and 2331 in Kashmir, as no coronavirus related fatality was reported from J&K during the last 24 hours.
Night Curbs To Return From Today
Meanwhile the Jammu and Kashmir government is mulling to impose night curbs in the Union Territory from January 6, in an attempt to control the spread of deadly coronavirus infection.
Official sources said that the night curfew would likely be imposed in the Union Territory from January 06. “The decision has been taken to prevent Covid-19 from spreading,” they said.
“This time we have oxygen supported beds in thousands which earlier were just in few hundred besides that there are oxygen plants now in every major, District and some sub hospitals now,” the officials had said.
“Government won't lower the guard in fight against the Covid-19, however, public cooperation is must and should continue to follow Covid appropriate behaviour,” the official said.
A top official of Health and Medical Education had said that in the last six months, the number of isolation beds in J&K have been increased from 8,000 to 20,000.
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