SRINAGAR: In the last 24 hours, Jammu and Kashmir reported 55 fresh deaths and detected 4356 new Covid19 infections. This is despite the fact that the pandemic has literally paralysed everything across the erstwhile state at least for the last 24 hours as a harsh lockdown was in place.
With the fresh toll of 55, the overall death by Covid19 has reached 2967 people. These include 1635 in Kashmir and 1332 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.
As many as 35 deaths took place in Jammu and 20 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 20 citizens in the last 24 hours. Srinagar, the other capital city lost 12 residents. For the first in many days, Srinagar got back to a two-digit figure and Jammu witnessed a slight fall.
The district-wise details suggest that Kashmir lost three in Ganderbal, two in Baramulla, and one each in Budgam, Bandipre and Kulgam.
Apart from 20 deaths reported from Jammu city, the region lost six citizens from Rajouri, three from Kathua, two each from Samba and Udhampur and one each from Poonch and Reasi.
In the last 24 hours, officials said 4356 new Covid-19 positives were reported from across Jammu and Kashmir. Of them, Srinagar alone accounted for 872. Jammu, the other capital of the erstwhile state reported 624 cases, apparently not so less than Srinagar city.
Of the new cases detected in the last 24 hours, Kashmir accounts for 2750 cases against 1759 of the Jammu division.
In Kashmir, the new cases include 228 from Baramulla, 288 from Budgam, 262 from Pulwama, 186 from Kupwara, 304 from Anantnag, 118 from Bandipora, 92 from Ganderbal, 165 from Kulgam, and 70 from Shopian.
From Jammu, officials said Udhampur reported 282, Rajouri 227, Doda 82, Kathua 157, Samba 107, Kishtwar 50, Poonch 94, Ramban 43, and Reasi 75.
Right now, Kashmir has 33902 active positive cases and Jammu has 18946, slightly less than half of Kashmir.