More than 8000 people, including several hundred travellers, are currently infected with the COVID19 virus in Jammu and Kashmir as the second wave is rapidly spreading across the region.
According to the official data, Kashmir valley’s ten districts account for 5414 active-positive cases while 3267 people are currently positive in Jammu division’s ten districts – taking the total positive cases across Jammu and Kashmir to 8681.
The dramatic rise in the COVID19 cases has come at a time when Jammu and Kashmir is witnessing a severe second wave of infections as nearly a thousand people have been infected per day over the past week.
The active positive cases over the past ten days have doubled in Jammu and Kashmir as the region had 2874 patients infected with the virus on 1 April.
The number of patients currently positive for the infection is also an eight-times increase in comparison to 15 March when 937 people were infected.
The deaths caused by the infection have also increased significantly in comparison to the past months as an average of 3.6 people have died per day in the first ten days of April while the death rate was one fatality per day in March and 0.8 deaths per day in February.
Jammu and Kashmir has a total bed capacity of 2739 to accommodate the COVID19 patients which include 233 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds.