Covid 2nd wave: J-K reports 36 deaths in first 10 days of April

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Jammu and Kashmir recorded an average of 3.6 deaths per day in the first ten days of April as the second badly hit the region.

J-K recorded 36 deaths from 1 April to 10 April, which is much higher than the death count during the first three months when around one person died on a daily basis due to COVID-19.

J-K recorded 52 deaths in January which accounted for 1.6 deaths per day.

During the month of February, the region recorded a total of 22 deaths due to the deadly COVID-19 virus, which was 0.8 deaths per day.

The region recorded a total of 36 deaths during March, which was 1.1 deaths per day.

J-K recorded its first death due to COVID-19 on 26 March 2020 when a 65-year-old man with underlying health conditions passed away. The region recorded a total of 2034 deaths due to the deadly virus since the outbreak of the pandemic.

Due to a sudden spike in COVID-19 cases and deaths in the region since the outbreak of the second wave last month, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) called for genetic testing of Covid-19 positive samples to look for any mutated strain of the virus.

“Genetic testing would not only detect the known mutants that might have sneaked into the valley, but also check whether any mutant has emerged within the region,” the doctors’ body said.

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