COVID-19 second wave spreading 4 times faster than first wave

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The second wave of COVID-19 is spreading four times faster as compared to the first wave, which had begun last year, according to the official data.

The second wave of the pandemic hit Kashmir in March after a several month long spell of ease in infections.

According to the official data, it took 25 days during the second wave for the daily infections to rise from 100 cases per day to 1000 cases per day.

Jammu and Kashmir had recorded 1005 cases on 10 April.

During the first wave last year, it had taken 100 days for the cases to reach from 100 infections per day to 1000 infections per day.

“From 100 cases to 1000 plus cases it took 100 days in the 1st wave last year while this time it has happened in just 25 days. Corona this time is spreading 4 times faster,” tweeted Manoj Dwivedi, Principal Secretary, General Administration Department.

Dwivedi further wrote that it is time for the people to “step up their guards and take all precautionary measures”.

Meanwhile, the number of active COVID-19 cases in J-K reached upto 7335 as of 11 April out of which 2709 cases were recorded in Srinagar while the number of deaths reached 2034 on 11 April.

Kashmir Division recorded 5168 new COVID-19 cases in the first eleven days of April.

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