A health worker   collects a nasal swab  from a man for a Covid-19 test in Srinagar.

After substantial recoveries in October and a pointy fall within the variety of recent infections within the final two weeks, Jammu and Kashmir now has solely 8,124 lively circumstances of Covid19, down from 17,017 circumstances on September 30, based on official figures.

The restoration charge is sort of 90% and lots of sufferers are on the verge of being totally recovered after remedy at varied Covid19 centres, official figures reveal..

Jammu and Kashmir’s Covid-19 tally stands at 88,958 out of which 79,437 individuals have recovered and discharged from hospitals. A complete of 1,397 individuals have died on account of Covid-19 because the first case was detected within the union territory in March. Most of the deaths had been reported from summer time capital Srinagar which accounted for 335 casualties adopted by the winter capital Jammu the place 239 individuals have died. Currently, there are solely 8,124 lively circumstances of Covid-19.

Dr Muhammad Salim Khan, Head Community Medicine, Government Medical College Srinagar stated the struggle in opposition to Covd-19 is a steady course of and people inclined are prone to getting contaminated.

“It’s obvious cases will recover and some percentage would remain active at a given point of time,” he stated.

As in opposition to a day by day common of 1,245 circumstances of Covid-19, October has recorded barely greater than half of that which is round 699 circumstances per day until date, based on official figures.

In phrases of fatalities additionally, the typical day by day deaths in October have been round 11 as in opposition to 16 in September. A complete of 478 individuals died of Covid-19 in September, whereas 207 have died this month until October 19.

However, well being specialists warned in opposition to complacency as many individuals with Covid-19 are being handled of their houses as a substitute of hospitals. “Less patients are coming to hospitals now as many are receiving treatment at their homes and are recovering. The cases are on decline but people should not violate SoPs,” stated a senior physician posted at Chest Disease Hospital Srinagar. “With winter around the corner the people need to take more precautions to avoid the disease.”

Dr Javaid Malik, Professor and Head of Department Chest Medicine SKIMS Medical College Bemina additionally cautioned individuals in opposition to reducing their guard. “If people follow the SoPs the cases will come down but if they start violating norms the cases can go up again. So everybody should be cautious about Covid-19,” he stated.


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