COVID-19: August month records 30 deaths, 3,957 positive cases in J&K

A medical worker works on the preliminary blood test of people tested for COVID-19 at the Chulalongkorn University Health Service Center in Bangkok, Thailand, April 2, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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The positivity of cases and deaths due to the Covid-19 disease has shown a significant dip in the month of August as only 30 deaths and 3,957 cases were reported in Jammu and Kashmir.

As per the data, 3,957 cases including 2691 from Kashmir and 1266 from Jammu were reported in the month of August. Besides, 30 deaths including six from Kashmir and 24 from Jammu were also reported in this month.

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Pertinently, 5800 cases and 54 deaths were reported in the month of July and 416 deaths and 25, 197 cases were reported in J&K in the UT in the month of June.

“1,14,382 positive cases and 1624 deaths were reported in Jammu and Kashmir in the month of May. In an ongoing year, J&K reported 45,123 positive cases including 28,540 from Kashmir division and 16,583 from Jammu division.Besides 289 deaths which included 136 from Kashmir division and 153 from Jammu division in the month of April,” figures reveal.

“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,” the data said.

The figures further read that 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 the 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 the month of July 2020, the data states.

As per the official data, 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.

It may be recalled that the first case of the COVID-19 pandemic in India was reported on January, 30, 2020, originating from China.

The virus later spread to various states and union territories in India. 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.