COVID-19: Be cautious about second wave, warns Kashmir doctor

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A senior doctor on Thursday warned that there are indications of a second wave of COVID 19 infections and urged people to be cautious.

Naveed Nazir Shah, professor and HOD Chest Medicine at Government Medical College Srinagar, also urged the people to “take vaccine whosoever gets an opportunity”.

“Beware and cautious… Indications of second wave beginning to come… Maharashtra/Kerala starting to heat up again,” Shah wrote on Twitter.

The warning of the second wave of COVID19 infections has come at a time when Kashmir valley is witnessing a sharp decrease in daily cases.

Kashmir valley yesterday recorded 73 new cases of COVID19 infection, caused by a virus that has ruined global economy and led to an unprecedented lockdown.

Jammu and Kashmir have so far recorded a total of 126000 cases since the first case was detected in March last year.

Soon the region was placed under a lockdown as the administration ordered the shutdown of schools, colleges, offices, and all public places.

While the region witnessed a spike in the COVID-19 cases during the month of September when over 1600 cases were recorded in a day, the cases started receding in the recent months as the doctors believe that “the community has developed herd immunity and people have even adapted to the protocols.”

JK has a recovery rate of 97.67 percent which is slightly higher than India’s net recovery rate of 96.70 percent. So far, 1951 people have died of the virus in J-K.

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