‘Sgr, Bla, Kulgam, Shopian, showing surge in cases, deaths, Maximum death cases reach hospitals at 11th hour, more cases outcome of robust testing’
Srinagar, June 02: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir P K Pole Thursday said that four districts in Kashmir have shown a surge in Covid positive cases, deaths related to the pandemic and the divisional administration in the Valley was busy in framing a “new strategy” to deal with the situation. He, however, said that surge in positive cases was the outcome of robust testing in Kashmir.
Talking exclusively to news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), Pole said that an analysis is being done by the divisional administration which shows that four districts—Srinagar, Baramulla, Kulgam and Shopian and Kulgam have shown spurt in the Covid deaths as well as cases.
“We are analyzing each death. So far, we have reached a conclusion that all the patients who died of late, reached the hospital at the eleventh hour and doctors couldn’t do much for them,” he said.
The divisional commissioner said that they were busy framing a “new strategy” do with the emerging threats and challenges in the four districts that are vulnerable in Kashmir. “The strategy is being fine-tuned and will be doled out within two days from now,” he told KNO
Pole’s statement comes at a time when J&K witnessed 10 Covid-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours—nine from Kashmir and one from Jammu region. As per health officials all were between the age group of 60 to 75 with underlying medical conditions. As far the surge in cases, Srinagar has become the first district in the UT to record over 1000 positive cases.
“Surge in cases is obvious due to the robust testing. Aggressive sample collection is being done across Kashmir which means more positives. That’s is to be dealt with accordingly,” he said. “For us, mortality is a concern. We are analyzing the each death and as I said, new strategy will be out to ensure there is no rise in the mortality rate in the Valley due to the Covid-19 pandemic.”