Travellers comprise over 45 percent of COVID-19 positive patients in J&K, reveal official figures

Srinagar: Over 45 percent of positive Covid-19 cases in Jammu and Kashmir constitute the travelers entering Union Territory from different countries and States.

Officials said that among 2,341 cases, 1,056 are travellers which constitutes 45.10 percent of the total cases detected positive in the J&K.

“In Kashmir out of 1853 total cases 662 are travellers which constitutes 35.72 percent of cases detected in the division,” an official said. Furthermore, in Jammu division out of 488 positive cases 396 are travellers which constitutes 80.73 percent of total cases detected in the division.

In Anantnag, out of 314 cases, 22 are travellers which means share of travellers in district in just 0.7 percent while as out of 277 cases 209 are travellers which constitutes 75 percent of total cases in detected in the district.

In Srinagar, out of 272 cases 124 are travellers which constitutes 45 per cent of the total cases detected in the district while as out of 258 cases 150 were travellers in Kupwara which is 58.13 per cent of the total cases.

In Baramulla the share of travellers is 21.6 per cent , 11.64 per cent in Bandipora, 10.11 per cent in Shopian, 36.36 per cent in Budgam, 15.62 per cent in Ganderbal and 50 per cent in Pulwama, officials said.

In Jammu districts the share of travellers in positive cases is 63.07 per cent in Jammu district, 95.5 per cent in Ramban, 92.9 per cent in Kathua, 67.6 per cent in Udhampur, 85.3 per cent in Samba, 94.7 per cent in Poonch, 92.59per cent in Rajouri, 71.4 percent in Reasi, 100 per cent in Kishtwar (8 out of 8) and 60 per cent in Doda.

Pertinently, over 1 lakh residents of Jammu and Kashmir have been evacuated so far from different areas.


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