J&K crosses 100 cases as 12 more contract coronavirus

Srinagar, Apr 5: Twelve more coronavirus positive cases were detected in Kashmir on Sunday taking the number of such patients in J&K into three digits.

With 106 cases in the union territory now, the graph of the COVID-19 is spiking higher each day.

All the fresh cases have been detected in Kashmir pushing the number of positive cases in the region to 85, while 21 such cases are from Jammu division.

Four of them have been discharged—three from Jammu and one (first COVID-19 patient) from Kashmir while two others died.

On Saturday, 19 persons had tested positive for the infection in J&K, the highest jump in a day in the numbers, pushing the overall positive cases in the UT to 94.

Sixteen of them were from Kashmir alone while three cases were detected in Udhampur district of Jammu division.

Earlier in the day, Principal Government Medical College Srinagar, Dr Samia Rashid said that COVID19 threat “looms over our head”.

“Gentle reminder to all that the threat of the virus is still far from over. It looms over our head even though it may not always seem so. Please continue maintaining social distance, wash your hands, and practice cough etiquette. Do not lower your guard,” she said in a tweet.

Sunday so far has also seen stricter curbs to keep people indoors even as healthcare and administration cope with more and more cases each day.

In India, so far, the number of positive cases has risen beyond 3200, with at least 79 deaths.

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