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Covid-19—Deadliest May in J&K: 1,624 deaths, 1.14 lakh positive cases

Kashmir reports 72,179 cases, Jammu reports 1,019 deaths in May

Jammu, May 31, 2021: The month of May proved to be the deadliest as the month recorded 1,624 deaths and over 1.14 lakh positive cases in the month alone.

As per official data, 114,382 positive cases and 1,624deaths were reported in Jammu and Kashmir in month of May

“Out of 114,382 positive cases, 72,179 cases are from Kashmir division while 42,203 are from Jammu division and out of 1,624 deaths, 605 are from Kashmir division and 1,019 are from Jammu division,” the data states.

In an ongoing year, J&K reported, 45,123 positive cases including 28,540 from Kashmir division and 16,583 from Jammu division besides that 289 deaths which 136 from Kashmir division and 153 from Jammu division in month of April

J&K reported 3,579 positive cases and 53 deaths in January, 1,998 positive cases and 21 deaths in February and 4,456 positive cases and 37 deaths in March

In December last year J&K reported 10747 positive cases and 189 deaths, in November J&K reported a total of 15, 439 positive cases and 216 deaths and in October last year, J&K reported 19,715 positive cases and 297 deaths

Pertinently, 37,373 positive cases and 478 deaths were reported in J&K in month of September 2020, highest in last year

“17,339 positive cases and 326 deaths were reported in J&K in the month of August 2020,” the figures suggest.  Moreover, 12,862 positive cases and 276 deaths were reported in J&K in month of July 2020

As per the official data available, in the first 115 days (from March 08-June 30, 2020) 7,497 positive cases and 101 Covid-19 related deaths were witnessed in Jammu and Kashmir.

Interestingly, the first case of the COVID-19 pandemic in India was reported on 30 January 2020, originating from China.

Slowly, the pandemic spread to various states and union territories including the union territory of Jammu & Kashmir. Two suspected cases with high virus load were detected and isolated on March 4 in Government Medical College, Jammu. One of them became the first confirmed positive case on 9 March 2020. Both individuals had a travel history of outside J&K—(KNO)

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