Non seriousness of people, increased testing capacity reason behind surge: Officials
Srinagar, Sep 05: Covid-19 cases have started showing a spurt once again after government eased lock down in J&K, figures reveal.
The officials, however, authorities attributed the surge to the non-seriousness of people towards Covid protocol and increased testing capacity.
As, per the official data available with the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), from 28 July to 16 August(20 days) which was a lockdown period, 10,080 case were reported positive in J&K. However, since August 17 to 05 September (20 days) after lock down was eased 13771 cases were reported in J&K.
In Srinagar district alone 2792 cases were reported in 20 days of lock down period from July 28, to 16 August. However, 3060 cases were reported after lock down was eased from August 17 to September 05.
However, after restrictions were eased, the rate death rate has declined in J&K and officials also claim that the numbers of severe patients that were being admitted has also declared almost in all hospitals.
In Srinagar in lock down period from 27 July to 16 August, 79 deaths were reported and after restrictions were eased from 17 August to 05 September 60 deaths were reported.
A senior official said that cases have surge only due to non-seriousness of people towards covid protocol and the increased testing capacity.
A senior doctor at CD hospital Srinagar who wished not to be named said that it is obvious that cases will surge if people won’t take care of Covid protocol besides that testing capacity has also increased.
He said that we are able to conduct tests even at PHC through rapid antigent tests which has increased our testing capacity which has decreased the pressure on our main testing laboratories.
He further added that as we were receiving more and more critical patients in last month but now their percentage has also decreased.
He once again requested people to follow covid guidelines in letter and spirit and help us in beating Covid-19.