SRINAGAR: Covid19 pandemic’s apparent Omicron wave has killed 146 residents across Jammu and Kashmir in the last 31 days of January 2022, official data revealed. Jammu continues to be the pandemic’s death capital as it witnessed 48 Covid19 deaths in a month.
The official data released tonight said the Covid19 upsurge impacted a total of 94135 persons who tested positive for Covid19, of whom 146 could not survive. Of the infections, the Kashmir region accounted for 62897, almost double that of Jammu where only 32238 cases were reported in 31 days.
However, the disease maintained its wave-II trend in which more infections were in Kashmir but more deaths in Jammu.
In the Jammu district, 48 deaths were reported, which is more than the number of deaths that were reported by nine other districts – 38. In all districts other than Jammu, the deaths were below ten with Kishtwar reporting only one death, the least. Kathua had nine deaths, Poonch had seven, Rajouri six, Udhampur five, and two each were reported from Samba, Ramban and Reasi.
In Kashmir where sixty deaths were reported, Srinagar topped the list with 17 deaths, followed by Baramulla with 12 and Budgam with ten. There were eight deaths in Anantnag, five in Pulwama, four in Kupwara, two in Ganderbal and one each in Bandipore and Kulgam. Shopian reported no death at all, the only district to have this luck.
On the front of the infection, Baramulla (10578) had more cases than Srinagar (10298) and Budgam was at No 3 with 9227 cases. Shopian had the lowest number of cases at around 520.