Bandipora, Aug 19: Bandipora has again witnessed a sudden spike in COVID-19 cases over the past few days even as 57 fresh COVID-19 cases were reported on Tuesday in the district.
An official said 57 persons including 11 soldiers, were found positive in Bandipora district yesterday. “These positive patients have been found in all three medical blocks of the district.“
“Total number of cases in the district now stands at 1535 of which 762 are active while 751 patients people have been discharged so far. 22 patients have also died of the virus so far,” he said. “All the 57 patients have been admitted to a specially-designated COVID-19 health facility in various areas of Bandipora,” he said.
The number of covid cases in Bandipora has been declining in the last few months. However, the district has witnessed a spurt in the number of cases over the last few weeks. The official also said that no lockdown has been imposed by the district administration in the last few days even as the number of cases has been increasing in over the past few days.
He said that the authorities have also been conducting the random rapid testing in these hotspots to see the spread of the virus. “We keep monitoring the people who have been asked to self quarantine and also seal areas that see a spike in cases to reduce the spread.”
He said that they have also tied up with the Rapid response team to track phones of those who are in home quarantine to ensure they follow the COVID-19 protocol. Pertinently, Bandipora was classified as an orange zone district by the government a few months ago after the number of patients was decreased here—(KNO)