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COVID-19: Intensity declines further, 15,439 positive cases, 216 deaths reported across J&K in November

Jahangeer Ganaie

Srinagar, Nov 30 (KNO): The intensity of deadly COVID-19 has witnessed further decline in Jammu and Kashmir in the month of November as the positive cases as well as the deaths reported due to the virus are less as compared to the previous months.

In the month of November, the positive cases reported in November are around 15 thousand while over 200 deaths were also recorded due to the virus in last 30 days.

As per data available with the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), a total of 15, 439 positive cases were reported in the month of November in Jammu and Kashmir including 8,839 cases from Kashmir division and 6600 from Jammu division.

Moreover, 216 persons who were tested positive for COVID-19 have died, which include 121 from Kashmir division and 95 from Jammu division.

Pertinently, 19,715 positive cases and 297 deaths were reported in Jammu and Kashmir in the month of October.

As per the records available, September month recorded a huge spike in the positive cases as well as the deaths as 37,373 positive cases and 478 deaths were reported across Jammu and Kashmir in the particular month. As per the details, 17,339 positive cases and 326 deaths were reported in J&K in the month of August.

Moreover, 12,862 positive cases and 276 deaths were reported in J&K in month of July.

As per the official data available, in the first 115 days (from March 08-June 30) a total of 7,497 positive cases and 101 COVID-19 related deaths were witnessed in Jammu and Kashmir.

Notably, the first case of the COVID-19 pandemic in India was reported on 30 January 2020, originating from China.

Slowly, the pandemic spread to various States and Union Territories including the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

Two suspected cases with high virus load were detected and isolated on 04 March in Government Medical College (GMC) Jammu. One of them became the first confirmed positive case on 9 March 2020. Both individuals had a travel history—(KNO)

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