Srinagar areas witness traffic jams even as J&K is witnessing daily spikes in COVID19 cases and deaths. File Photo: KM/Umar Ganie

Srinagar: Kashmir, which is seeing daily spikes in COVID-19 cases, has a recovery rate of 54 percent as per the data until Monday evening.

There are 4,029 cases detected in the valley so far of which 2,176 have recovered, 1,798 are active positive, while 55 patients have died.

Across J&K, the recovery rate stands at 49.88 percent with 2,604 cured of the infection out of the total 5220 cases with 62 deaths.

At least 180,000 people were cured of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) across India pushing its recovery rate to over 52%, according to data released by the Union health ministry.

The country has been reporting a rate of recovery of over 50% for the last three days now. With 180,012 people discharged from hospitals from across the country, India’s recovery rate is 52.46% on Tuesday.

Across India, on Monday, the recovery rate was a little over 51% as 169,797 patients were cured of the deadly infection and it was 50.59% on Sunday.

There were 10,667 new Covid-19 cases and 380 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the country’s tally to at 343,091, according to the Union health ministry. The death toll is 9,900.

According to the health ministry’s dashboard, the number of active cases of the disease in the country stands at 153,178.

The dashboard shows 56,049 Covid-19 patients were cured in Maharashtra, which is the worst-hit state and has reported 110,744 infections and 4,128 deaths so far. There are 50,567 active cases of the respiratory disease in the state.

Tamil Nadu, which on Monday announced a lockdown from June 19 to 30 in its worst-affected districts, has reported 46,504 infections and 479 deaths till date. The number of those cure stands at 25,344.

Its decision to announced the lockdown came after an expert panel warned the government that the state has hit its peak, but may witness another if strict measures aren’t followed.

Delhi has 42,829 Covid-19 cases and reported 1,400 fatalities as Centre stepped up efforts to contain the spread and management of the infections in the national capital. In Gujarat, there are 24,055 infections so far and 1,505 deaths.

The Centre wants states witnessing a large number of Covid-19 cases to keep the death rate, or the case fatality rate low. The emphasis on lowering death rates is in keeping with the government’s new strategy of not so much flattening the curve of infections, but living with the virus.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi may even raise the issue in his meeting with chief ministers on Tuesday and Wednesday to discuss the Covid-19 situation in the wake of rapidly spreading coronavirus disease.

The Prime Minister will hold a video conference with the heads of 21 states and Union territories, including Punjab, Kerala, Goa and northeastern states. On Wednesday, also at 3 pm, he will meet with the 15 worst-affected – including Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Delhi.

He will discuss the situation in Delhi separately on Wednesday along with Maharashtra, West Bengal, Karnataka, Gujarat, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.

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