J&K records 2,827 fresh infections, 5 deaths


16 more areas declared as Micro Containment Zones in Jammu; JU postpones MBBS-Ist Prof Regular exam; SKIMS, KU too defers exams


JAMMU: Witnessing slight decline in Covid cases, Jammu and Kashmir on Monday recorded 2,827 fresh cases, raising the tally to 3,62,200, while five more deaths pushed the toll to 4,572, officials said.
A day earlier, 3499 cases were reported in the Union Territory.
Of the cases on Monday, 1,093 were reported from the Jammu division and 1,734 from the Kashmir division, the officials said.
They said Jammu district recorded the highest of 711 cases, followed by 618 cases in Srinagar district.
There are 17,928 active cases in the union territory.
The number of recovered patients was 3,39,700, the officials said.
The toll in the union territory due to the pandemic rose to 4,572 as five fresh deaths were reported in the past 24 hours, they said.
In view of the situation emerging due to COVID-19, District Magistrate, Jammu, Anshul Garg on Monday declared 16 locations in district Jammu as Micro Containment Zones.
District Magistrate, Jammu, Anshul Garg on Monday declared area in and around SSB Security Office, Bikram Chowk; Lane near H. No 67, Adarsh Colony, Trikuta Nagar; Lane near H. No 1414 B, Sainik Colony; Lane near H. No 64/1, Sector 08, Sainik Colony; Lane near H. No 55, Behind Aircel Call Centre, Vidhata Nagar, Bathindi; Area in and around Military Station Sunjwan; Lane near H. No 46/3, Tawi Vihar, Colony, Sidhra; Lane near H. No 1, B/B Ext. Gandhi Nagar; Lane near Q .No E21, Phass 4, Purkhoo Camp, Jammu; Lane near H. No 140, Sector 51, Channi Himmat; Lane near H.No 33, Sector 03, near Indian Oil Petrol, Channi Himmat; Area in and around J&K Bank, Panama Chowk; Lane near H. No 104, Sector 8, Shivaji Park, Upper Roop Nagar; Area in and around SOS Home, Gole Gujral; Lane near Q.No 3/2 near Police Head Quarter, Gulshan Ground, Gandhi Nagar; Lane No. 16 near Police Colony, Dogra Nagar, Muthi as Micro Containment Zones.
“The above-mentioned 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,” the order stated.
According to officials, the University of Jammu has decided to postpone MBBS-1st Prof Regular Session examination due to surge in COVID cases in Jammu.
“It is notified for the information of all the concerned that the Examination of MBBS-Ist Prof Regular session, 2022 notified vide No. Exam/Prof/2022/144-160 dated January 11, 2022 scheduled with effect from January 22, 2022 stands postponed. The fresh dates shall be notified later on,” reads the notification issued on Monday by University of Jammu.
SKIMS Deemed Medical University has deffered all examinations scheduled to be held from 17th of January.
As per the notification issued by Dean of Medical Faculty SKIMS Soura, the decision has been taken in view of the surge in Covid-19 cases and revised schedule for the examination shall be notified separately.
“This is notified for the information of concerned that all the Examinations of SKIMS Deemed Medical University scheduled from 17th January, 2022 have been deferred till further orders,” reads the notification.
“The decision has been taken in view of the surge of COVID-19 cases. Revised schedule for the said examination shall be notified separately. Students are advised to remain in touch with SKIMS official website for further details,” the notification added.
Similarly, the University of Kashmir has also deferred all ongoing and scheduled examinations with effect from January 18, 2022 until further notice in view of the prevailing situation caused by COVID-19.
Controller of Examinations Prof Irshad A Nawchoo said in a statement.
The revised dates for the deferred examinations shall be notified separately in due course of time.
Meanwhile, Ladakh has reported 175 more corona cases, taking the overall caseload in the Union Territory to 23,384, out of which 22,342 people have recuperated while active cases stands at 820, officials said.
Of the new cases, 156 positive samples were received from Leh district and 19 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.
The officials said 89 patients were discharged from hospitals in Leh and seven in Kargil after undergoing successful treatment for COVID-19, taking the number of recovered cases in Ladakh to 22,342.
Of the active cases, 702 are under treatment in Leh and 118 in Kargil, the officials said, adding that the total positivity rate in Ladakh stands at 3.8 per cent.