J&K Records Highest Number Of COVID-19 Cases Since January 17

source: WXOW

Jammu and Kashmir registered 126 new cases of coronavirus (Covid-19) on Wednesday, indicating a sharp rise in cases and a likely second wave.

Since January 17 this year, the daily count of confirmed Covid-19 cases had stayed between 44 and 117. In February, the new positive cases started to rise slightly but steadily. In March, the cases went up to over 70 in the first week and now over 100 this week. The cases reported on Wednesday were the highest since January 17.

With trains, road transport, schools, offices, hospitals and market places crowded with people, experts believe that the rise in cases is inevitable.

Prof Parvaiz A Koul, head department of pulmonary and internal medicine at tertiary-care SKIMS hospital in Srinagar, said that with new threats emerging, ‘we need to continue doing what we did in 2020 – wear masks, wash hands and avoid crowds.’

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