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J&K logs 4,651 fresh COVID cases, 3 deaths

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5 more areas declared Micro Containment Zones in Jammu; CBT rescheduled; 80 doctors, medics test +ve in GMC Sgr in single day

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JAMMU: In the highest single-day spike so far this month, Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday recorded 4,651 fresh cases of COVID-19, taking the total number of infections to 3,66,851 while three deaths were reported in 24 hours, officials said.
Of the fresh cases, 1,546 were from Jammu division and 3,105 from Kashmir, the officials said.
They said Srinagar district recorded the highest number of 957 cases followed by 919 cases in Jammu district.
There are 21,677 active cases in the union territory, while the number of recoveries so far was 3,40,599, the officials said.
With three fresh deaths, the death toll in the union territory went up to 4,575, they said.
With the detection of more COVID-19 positive patients, District Magistrate, Jammu, Anshul Garg today declared five more location as Micro Containment Zones.
District Magistrate Jammu declared Lane near BSNL Tower, Baba Fareed Nagar Kunjwani; Lane near Yogananda Dhyan Kendra, Green Park Officer’s Enclave, Muthi; Lane near Bharat Shiv Ashram, Panjgrain, Nagrota; Lane near H No 105 B, near Aplha Collection, Basant Nagar, Janipur and Lane near H No 52, Sector 7, near J&K Bank, Trikuta Nagar as Micro Containment Zones.
“The aforesaid areas shall be under strict lock down and tight perimeter control, except for essential needs. There shall be no movement, whatsoever, in and out of the Micro Containment zones,” reads an order issued by DM Jammu.
According to by Jammu and Kashmir Service Selection Board (J&K SSB), ‘Computer Based Written Test (CBT) Examination for the posts of Junior Assistant, Cadrex Clerk, Casher, Jr. Assistant /Computer-cum-Jr. Assistant/ Clerk/Store Attendant and Welfare Organizer, scheduled to be held on 22.01.2022 (Saturday), is hereby rescheduled and shall now be held on 24.01.2022 (Monday).
According to a report from Srinagar, over 80 doctors and paramedics have tested positive for COVID-19 in Government Medical College Srinagar in a single day, taking the total number of infected persons in the tertiary care institution to 546 in January so far, officials said.
“Omicron is spreading very very fast: 46 doctors, 22 MBBS students, 15 paramedics tested COVID Positive in 1 day in GMC Srinagar & Ass(i)st(ed)d Hospitals. Total count goes up to 546 since 1st Jan this year,” head of department community medicine at GMC Srinagar Dr Muhammad Salim Khan said in a tweet.
He urged the people to follow Covid appropriate behaviour and other SOPs religiously.
“Avoid gatherings. Please wear facemasks necessarily. Maintain social distancing,” he said.
“Today Kashmir reported highest COVID Positive cases this wave. Omicron seems predominantly circulating but Delta variant could also be affecting people leading to moderate to severe illness. Please mask up necessarily,” Khan added.
Meanwhile, Ladakh reported 152 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the overall caseload in the Union Territory to 23,536 and active cases to 844, officials said.
The highest 132 positive samples were received from Leh district while 20 cases surfaced in Kargil district, the officials said.
According to the officials, the COVID-19 death toll remained unchanged at 222 with 164 fatalities in Leh and 58 in Kargil.
They said 120 patients were discharged from hospitals in Leh and eight in Kargil after undergoing successful treatment for COVID-19, taking the number of recovered cases in Ladakh to 22,470.
Of the active cases, 714 are under treatment in Leh and 130 in Kargil, the officials said. They said the total positivity rate of Ladakh stands at 3.8 per cent.