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Deadly virus makes May the deadliest month for Jammu and Kashmir

Last Updated on June 1, 2021 at 2:05 pm

Though Covid-19 cases are continuously slowing down but vast spread of infections in the second wave took the lives of several people making May the deadliest month for Jammu and Kashmir.

In the month of May in Jammu and Kashmir the total deaths recorded due to ongoing pandemic were 1625. The casualties accounted for 41.59% of total deaths in J&k so far since March last year.

During the month of May, 114359 cases were recorded whereas May 7 reported a maximum number of infections that were 5443.

37 deaths were confirmed on the last day of month, overall death count has reached to 3907 and Jammu districts is on top of list with 771 fatalities followed by Srinagar with 771 deaths , Baramulla 260, Rajouri 184, Budgam 179, Pulwama 169, Anantnag 161, Kathua 132, Kupwara 142, Udhampur 124, Samba 111, kulgam 102 while other districts having below 100 fatalities.

There are 35095 active positive cases at present (13061 in Jammu and 22034 in Kashmir).

The number of people recovered are 251463 (96758 in Jammu and 154705 in kashmir).

The cases for black fungus reported during the month of May are nine.

The J&K government declared black fungus as an epidemic on May 24 under Epidemic Disease Act 1897.

The Jammu and Kashmir government declared mucormycosis, commonly called as black fungus, an epidemic and notified the J&K Epidemic Diseases Regulations that make it mandatory for all government and private health institutions to report suspected and confirmed cases to the health department.

As per the notification, all the government and private health facilities and medical colleges are required to follow the guidelines for screening, diagnosis and management of the disease issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and J&K government as amended from time to time.