By: Owais Gul
Srinagar: Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir, over 83 lakh people have been tested across the Union Territory for the virus of which over 80 lakh were detected negative till May 26, 2021 (Wednesday).
Official figures revealed that 2,78,859 people have been tested positive across Jammu and Kashmir till May 26 (Today).
Of 2,78,859 cases, 43,892 are active positive cases in J&K, the figures further revealed, adding that 21,420 out of the total cases are travelers and 2,57,439 are others.
According to the official figures, a total of 83,59,251 tests have been conducted since the outbreak of the disease while 80,80,392 samples have been tested as negative till 26thMay, 2021.
Figures suggest that a total of 2,31,265 people who were tested positive since the outbreak of the disease in J&K have recovered while 3,702 out of the total cases have died.
Of total 3,702 fatalities till May 26, 1,784 belong to Jammu division while 1,918 are from Kashmir division.
Pertinently, J&K, like other parts of the country, is grappling with the second wave of the COVID-19, which led to a steep surge in the positive cases from last one month. However, the figures suggest that the daily positive cases are declining with each passing day from the last nearly one week across the Union Territory.
On Tuesday, the Union Home Secretary, Ajay Kumar Bhalla while chairing a high-level meeting to review the management of the COVID-19 pandemic across all Union Territories, was informed that through the Government’s timely response, the daily number of COVID-19 cases in J&K has reduced from an all-time high of 5500 to 2200 in two weeks. The same period also witnessed a reduction in the case positivity rate from 13% to 6.2%, Chief Secretary B V R Subrahmanyam had informed the chair. (KNO)