Aggressive Covid-19 testing in J-K, hence rise in positive cases, says admin

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Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Saturday said that the union territory is conducting tests aggressively and that is the reason behind rise in numbers.

While taking to their twitter handle the Director of information and Public Relations office wrote, “The number of positive cases rise in JK to 33,testing being done aggressively, hence rise in numbers.The last 5 positives today are all contacts of prior positives and are asymptomatic. They would never have been known for upto 2 weeks and would have infected 100s.”
The department further said,” The UT’s testing rate is over 10% of those under surveillance. This is higher than many states of the country. Government urges people to cooperate fully and not panic.”

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Government spokesman Rohit Kansal said, “Aggressive testing and contact tracing leads to asymptomatic contacts being traced- great effort.”

On Saturday Kashmir valley witnessed nine positive cases recording highest single day surge in number of cases.

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