SRINAGAR: In the last 24 hours, Jammu and Kashmir reported 56 fresh deaths and detected 3614 new Covid19 infections. This is despite the fact that the pandemic has literally paralysed everything across the erstwhile state.
With the fresh toll of 56, the overall death by Covid19 has reached 2782 people. These include 1572 in Kashmir and 1210 in Jammu.
The existing health infrastructure is under massive load. There were grim images of patients moving to the hospitals with their personal or borrowed Oxygen concentrators and cylinders in Kashmir as well as in Jammu. Not many beds are available right now. Massive crowds are reporting to the hospitals and testing centres for mandatory tests and re-tests and inadequate staff is adding to the crisis.
701 positive cases in Srinagar today is the lowest figure in last 2 weeks at same/higher Testing rate. Still not a good data for good conclusion. The virus is preying for all 7,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 atoms of the human body. Pl adhere to SOPs.
— Aijaz Asad (@AsadamAijaz) May 10, 2021
As many as 39 deaths took place in Jammu and 17 in Kashmir divisions, the information revealed by the government said.
Jammu town continues to top the list of the dead for yet another consecutive day. It lost 31 citizens in the last 24 hours. Srinagar, the other capital city lost nine residents.
The district-wise details suggest that Kashmir lost four citizens in Pulwama, two in Anantnag and one each in Kupwara, and Budgam.
Apart from 31 deaths reported from Jammu city, the region lost two citizens each from Rajouri, Kathua and Poonch, and Udhampur and one each from Samba and Reasi.
In the last 24 hours, officials said 3614 new Covid-19 positives were reported from across Jammu and Kashmir. Of them, Srinagar alone accounted for 701, one of the lowest figures in recent days. Jammu, the other capital of the erstwhile state reported 658 cases, apparently not so less than Srinagar city.
Of the new cases detected in the last 24 hours, Kashmir accounts for 2118 cases against 1496 of the Jammu division.
In Kashmir, the new cases include 163 from Baramulla, 343 from Budgam, 135 from Pulwama, 187 from Kupwara, 134 from Anantnag, 65 from Bandipora, 70 from Ganderbal, 254 from Kulgam, and 60 from Shopian.
From Jammu, officials said Udhampur reported 137, Rajouri 170, Doda 34, Kathua 146, Samba 158, Kishtwar 11, Poonch 57, Ramban 50, and Reasi 75.
Right now, Kashmir has 32302 active positive cases and Jammu has 17649, slightly less than half of Kashmir.