By: Gul Owais
Srinagar: The deadly COVID-19 has yet again started haunting the people in Jammu and Kashmir while Srinagar, the summer capital of the Union Territory has recorded over 3000 positive cases in last eight days.
According to the figures available with Precious Kashmir, a total of 3161 cases have been recorded in last eight days in Srinagar while the highest cases in these days were recorded yesterday (Sunday) with 520 cases.
From April 12-April 19, the Srinagar has recorded a huge spike in the cases with the number of cases recording constant increase almost every day.
On April 12, Srinagar recorded 303 positive cases while 423 cases were recorded on April 13. As per the figure, a total of 388 positive cases were recorded on April 14 while 418 and 407 COVID positive cases were recorded in Srinagar on April 15 and 15 respectively.
In the last three days, the summer capital has recorded over 1200 cases while highest number of cases was detected on Sunday (April 18).
On April 17, Srinagar recorded 319 positive cases while on April 18 and 19, 520 and 383 positive cases respectively have been detected in the summer capital.
However, amid huge spike in COVID-19 cases, the district administration has taken a series of preventive measures including going ahead with the mass testing of people at public places to ensure the early detection of cases and prevent the virus from spreading any further.
Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Muhammad Aijaz Asad said that the people have been complying the orders vis-à-vis COVID guidelines especially wearing the face masks.
He, however, said that a strict action will be initiated against the people who are found violating the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) set by the government and health experts in a bid to prevent the cases from spreading.
The DC also stated that the adequate beds and oxygen supply is available within the district and there was no shortage of any facility at all.