Covid case positivity rate drops to 2% in Jammu

Covid case positivity rate drops to 2% in Jammu

A health worker collects samples for Covid tests in Jammu. PTI

Jammu, June 10

The Covid case positivity rate in Jammu district has dropped to 2%, while the recovery rate has improved to over 92%, a senior official said on Thursday.

Deputy Commissioner Anshul Garg said daily recoveries from the disease continued to outnumber new cases. According to Health Department’s figures, the district reported two deaths and 97 fresh cases on Wednesday, while the figures were two fatalities and 99 cases on Tuesday, and four deaths and 100 cases the day before.

J&K records 25 deaths, 1,117 fresh cases

J&K recorded 1,117 fresh Covid cases and 25 deaths, taking the caseload to 3,04,866 and the death toll to 4,143

Ladakh saw 55 new cases, pushing the tally to 19,385. So far, 195 Covid patients have lost their lives in the Union Territory

The DC also said 3,000 people in the 45-plus and the divyang categories had registered themselves for the doorstep vaccination. Under the SAKSHAM Covid mortality survey, 70 families had been identified so far for pension and scholarship. They will get the benefit after the verification procedure ends.

Meanwhile, J&K recorded 1,117 new cases and 25 deaths on Thursday. The caseload has reached 3,04,866 and the death toll 4,143. Srinagar district recorded 194 cases, the highest, followed by 121 in Budgam district.

The active cases have dropped to 18,581, while the overall recoveries have reached 2,82,142 so far.

Ladakh saw 55 new cases, pushing the tally to 19,385. So far, 195 Covid patients have died. As many as 18,265 patients (94%) have recovered from the infection in the Union Territory. — PTI

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