At 2,456, J&K records highest spike in cases

Ramp up efforts to tackle Covid: Farooq

At 2,456, J&K records highest spike in cases

A health worker collects swab samples amid concern over rising Omicron cases, at a school in Jammu on Friday. PTI

Our Correspondent

Jammu/Leh, January 14

As J&K on Friday saw the highest single-day jump of 2,456 Covid cases since the beginning of the pandemic, National Conference (JKNC) president Farooq Abdullah asked the administration to ratchet up a multi-fold strategy to tackle Covid. In a statement, Farooq said, “I hope the administration is ready to tackle the imminent third wave because they have learnt their lessons from the first and the second Covid waves, which had battered J&K.” Vaccination, he said, was the only bulwark.

An official bulletin said 934 cases were reported from the Jammu division and 1,522 from the Kashmir division. A total of 380 persons recovered from the virus.

Five patients succumbed to the dreaded virus, taking J&K’s overall Covid death toll to 4,557. So far, 3,52,623 people have been infected in the UT of which 3,38,063 have recovered. The UT presently has 10,003 active cases, of which 4,802 are in the Jammu division and 5,201 in Kashmir. As many as 72,309 doses of vaccine were administered in 24 hours.

Ladakh reported 124 fresh cases, taking the active number of cases to 598, while the caseload reached 22,773. Twenty-eight patients were discharged from hospitals in Ladakh, taking the recoveries to 22,153.

(With inputs from agencies)

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