SRINAGAR: In the run-up to Eid the invisible contagion continues to be the single biggest killer in Jammu and Kashmir.
In the last 24 hours, it killed another 60 people across Jammu and Kashmir taking the overall death toll in Jammu and Kashmir to 2672, officials’ sources said.
With 60 deaths today, 42 are from #Jammu. Needs very serious introspection for Jammu. Revamp the healthcare please. Jammu people are dying in homes. Clearly delay in treatment!!
— Dr Tariq Tramboo (@tariqtramboo) May 8, 2021
The existing health infrastructure is under massive load. There were grim images of patients moving to the hospitals with their personal or borrowed Oxygen concentrators and cylinders in Kashmir as well as in Jammu. Not many beds are available right now. Massive crowds are reporting to the hospitals and testing centers for mandatory tests and re-tests and inadequate staff is adding to the crisis.
As many as 42 deaths took place in Jammu and 18 in Kashmir divisions, the information revealed by the government said.
Jammu town continues to top the list of the dead for yet another consecutive day. It lost 23 citizens in the last 24 hours. Srinagar, the other capital city lost five residents.
The district-wise details suggest that Kashmir six in Budgam, three from Pulwama, and one each from Anantnag, Kupwara, Bandipore, Kulgam and Ganderbal.
Pictures showing quarantine centres being established in district Doda to combat any untoward eventuality of Covid 19 @diprjk @OfficeOfLGJandK pic.twitter.com/3EgS6Aio5p
— District Admínistration Doda (@DistrictDoda) May 8, 2021
Apart from 42 deaths reported from Jammu city, the region lost five citizens from Rajouri, three in Udhampur,, four in Ramban, two in Kathua, and one each from SambaKishtwar,Poonch, and Doda
The overall death toll in Jammu and Kashmir stands at 2672 including 1533 in the Kashmir division and 1139 in Jammu region.
In the last 24 hours, officials said 4788 new Covid-19 positives were reported across Jammu and Kashmir. Of them, Srinagar alone accounted for 853. This is for the first time that the number has fallen to a 3-digit figure. Jammu, the other capital of the erstwhile state reported 634 cases.
Of the new cases detected in the last 24 hours, Kashmir accounts for 3259 cases against 1529 of the Jammu division.
In Kashmir, the new cases include 470 from Baramulla, 444 from Budgam, 325 from Pulwama, 131 from Kupwara, 573 from Anantnag, 83 from Bandipora, 55 from Ganderbal, 237 from Kulgam, and 88 from Shopian.
From Jammu, officials said Udhampur reported 181, Rajouri 247, Doda 22, Kathua 169, Samba 66, Kishtwar 23, Poonch 82, Ramban 63, and Reasi 42.
Right now, Kashmir has 30387 active positive cases and Jammu has 16148, slightly less than half of Kashmir.