J&K reports 161 new infections
SRINAGAR/JAMMU:: Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday recorded 162 fresh Covid-19 infections, taking the total number of cases in the Union territory to 4,507, officials said.
Of the new cases, 46 are from Jammu divsion and 117 from Kashmir. Officials said Wednesday’s cases included 29 people who had returned to the UT recently.
A government spokesperson said Kulgam reported 28 cases, Baramulla 8, Srinagar 10, Anantnag 7, Shopian 37, Kupwara 18, Bandipora four, Budgam two, Pulwama 1, Jammu 4, Ramban two, Udhampur 19, Kathua two, Poonch 12, Samba six and Doda one.
TWO MORE DIE, DEATH TOLL 51
Two more people died due to the virus on Wednesday, taking the death toll in the UT to 51, officials said. The deceased, both men, hailed from Kulgam and Baramulla districts. 1,671 patients have recovered from the disease in J&K.
19 STAFFERS TEST +VE IN UDHAMPUR HOSPITAL
Nineteen staffers, including two doctors, at Udhampur district hospital tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday.
“The staff had come in contact with a pregnant woman who recently underwent a cesarean section at the hospital and were placed under quarantine after her report for COVID-19 came positive,” Udhamput district commissioner Piyush Singla said. Officials said both the doctors and the paramedical staff were shifted to COVID wards after their reports came positive, while contact tracing was on to break the chain.
NIGHT CURBS ON NON-ESSENTIAL ACTIVITIES IN JAMMU
Jammu district magistrate (DM) Sushma Chauhan on Wednesday prohibited the movement of individuals for all non-essential activities between 8:00pm to 5:00am in the territorial limits of the district.