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Highest single day spike in cases in Jammu district ring alarm bells

Last Updated on March 28, 2021 at 11:37 am

Jammu district has witnessed the highest single day rise in the positive cases of Covid-19 in 2021.

This has caused the administration to plan strict measures in the district to control the spread of virus and certain steps may be announced by April 1. Jammu district recorded 56 Covid cases.

A total of 75 positive cases surfaced from 7 districts of Jammu division including Jammu, Udhampur, Doda, Kathua, Samba, Poonch and Ramban.

A government school teacher and a student from government school Channi Himmat tested positive among a total of 56 infected cases in Jammu district, according to an official.

The official said that the Health department had sent teams to five schools for sampling.  “Of 56 positive cases recorded today, 11 are travelers, 30 are patients in different hospitals, 10 cases including one security force personal detected during random sampling, and five are the contacts of the already infected people,” Chief Medical Officer, Jammu, Dr JP Singh said.