‘Bloody April’: Highest ever Covid-19 deaths recorded in J-K

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April has turned out to be the deadliest month of the pandemic in Jammu and Kashmir as the month recorded the highest number of fatalities since the outbreak of the viral infection last year.

In April, at least, as per the government figures, 289 people died due to COVID19 infection in Jammu and Kashmir.

The spread of the infection has also been rapid as nearly 45123 people in Jammu and Kashmir tested positive for COVID-19 in April.

The spike in the cases has overwhelmed the health infrastructure in the region as the Out-Patient Department (OPD) in most of the hospitals have been closed.

At an average, J&K recorded 2000 cases of infected patients daily in great contrast to the first wave of coronavirus that broke out in March last year.

Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir has a total number of 367 Intensive Care beds for a population of 1.5 crore. As of yesterday, 195 ICU beds were vacant as per official figures while the Kashmir region has 116 Intensive Care beds with only 68 of them vacant.

To contain the spread of the virus educational institutions have been shut till 31st of May and authorities had imposed lockdown in J-K that was scheduled to end at 7 am on Monday  (May 3), has been extended, and will last till 7 am on Thursday (May 6).

J-K has total active positive cases of 32421 and the death toll has reached 2370.

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