Srinagar, July 5: Asserting that the number of COVID-19 cases in three weeks post-unlock is more than cumulative numbers in three months of lockdown in this summer capital, Deputy Commissioner (DC), Srinagar, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary on Sunday said the surge is reflective of adherence to precautions.
The DC Srinagar reiterated the need to follow the guidelines, including wearing masks, social distancing and hygiene to curtail the spread of the virus that has so far claimed 130 lives in J&K.
‘In three weeks post-unlock Covid-19 cases account for more than cumulative numbers in 3 months of lockdown, despite thousands of travelers too coming in. Reflective of adherence to precautions, & reiterates indispensable need of wearing Masks, Physical distancing & hygiene,’ Dr Choudhary wrote on micro-blogging site twitter.
The number of positive COVID-19 cases in Srinagar has swelled from 537 on June 8 to 1091 on July 4.
Srinagar is the worst affected district in J&K in terms of casualties with 30 deaths, followed by Baramulla with 23 fatalities. The number of death has swelled to 16 in Kulgam while 11 people have lost their lives to the disease in Anantnag. Shopian with 13 deaths is at number four. Nine people have lost their lives in Budgam, seven in Kupwara, four in Pulwama and two in Bandipora.
Ten districts of Jammu have reported 14 fatalities while 116 people have lost their lived due to COVID-19 in ten districts of Kashmir.