Covid 2nd wave: In 15 days, 6400 test positive in Srinagar

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The active positive cases in Srinagar have crossed 5400-mark on Saturday with official data revealing that the summer capital of the Union Territory has recorded over 6400 cases in the last 15 days. The district administration has also declared 48 localities across Srinagar as Micro Containment Zones in the last nearly one month.

According to the data available with a local news agency, Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the toll of active positive cases of COVID-19 cases has reached to 5489. The data also added that the summer capital has recorded 6,464 positive cases in the last 15 days.

On 11 April, Srinagar recorded 362 cases of COVID-19 while on 12 April, Srinagar recorded 303 positive cases. According to the data 423 cases were recorded on 13 April while 388 positive cases were recorded on 14 April.

Srinagar reported 418 and 407 positive cases on 15 and 16 April respectively, the data said, adding that On 17 April, Srinagar recorded 319 positive cases while on 18 and 19 April, 520 and 383 positive cases respectively have been detected in the summer capital.

On 20 April, Srinagar recorded 647 positive cases while on 21 April, the summer capital recorded 612 cases. The data revealed that 590 COVID cases were recorded on 22 April while 501 cases were recorded on 23 April.

Srinagar recorded a total of 591 cases today, thus adding the number of cases from the last 15 days to 6,464.

According to the data, the district has a total of 5489 active positive cases at present.

With the recovery of 363 people today, the overall toll of recovered patients so far has mounted to 32025 in the district. A total of 500 deaths have also been reported so far across the district, the data said.

Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC), Syed Muhammad Hanief Balkhi told KNO that at total of 48 localities across Srinagar have been declared as micro containment zones till Friday evening.

He said that declaring areas as micro containment zones helps is aimed at preventing the virus from spreading. “The localities are being declared as micro containment zones after over four COVID cases are being detected from the particular area. A series of preventive measures are being taken forthwith to ensure that the virus is prevented from spreading in the locality,” he said. (KNO)

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