SRINAGAR — The Jammu and Kashmir government, on Wednesday, said that Covid graph is rising in the Union Territory and the situation is challenging as the rate of growth in positive cases is 8.12 percent which is more than what it was last year.
Addressing a press conference in Jammu, Financial Commissioner Health Atal Duloo said that covid situation in J&K is challenging as the graph of positive cases is rising rapidly.
“At present we have 13400 active cases. Last year we had 22000 positive cases at a peak. In April, there were 77 deaths. Rate of growth in cases is 8.12 per cent. Mortality rate is 1.38 per cent in J&K. Situation is challenging if we compare it with last year’s April,” Duloo said.
Dullo said that 28 cases of UK Covid strain and other new strains were reported in Jammu and none from Kashmir.
“We are conducting 40,000 tests a day in J&K,” he said, adding, that the government has framed ‘5 pillared strategy’ to deal with the rising case situation. (KNO)