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4G or not, J&K tops in Google searches on COVID-19 in India

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A screengrab of one such search on Google from Kashmir

Srinagar, May 28: Guess which of the states and union territories have topped the list in searching COVID-19 related information on Google!  

As per Google Trends, Jammu and Kashmir have reported the highest number of searches related to the coronavirus in the country. It is followed by Goa where the search frequency has remained stagnant at 84.  


The other three leading states which searched coronavirus related information on Google include Nagaland (74), Andaman and Nicobar Islands (68) and Mizoram (66).

In Kashmir, netizens from Budgam (98) topped the list followed by Pampore (85) and Bijbehara (84).

The calculations by Google Trends are made on the basis of a graph that shows a relative frequency of any search term on a scale of zero to 100. Hundred represents the highest level. J&K has hit 100 marks in week’s time, according to Google Trends data and graph

Jammu and Kashmir has so far recorded 27 coronavirus positive cases, of which 21 hail from the valley. On Saturday seven people were tested positive for the virus which is the highest recorded number in a single day.

The first case of coronavirus positive was reported on March 18 when a 65-year-old woman from Khanyar, who returned from pilgrimage was declared infected by the virus.

Since then people have been searching on Google about the symptoms, ways of protecting themselves, traditional ways to boost immunity, etc. Three days later, the number of searches related to the disease on Google ranged from 30 to 35.

On March 24, when three more suspected coronavirus patients were tested positive, the number of Google searches touched 60 mark on the graph.

Google searches touched 80 mark on the graph on March 26 when the number of coronavirus positives cases shot up to 14 in Kashmir.

On Friday the graph touched the highest level of 100 mark when the total number of coronavirus positive cases swelled to 21 in Jammu and Kashmir.