Bracing Up For The Wave

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First time on Saturday, J&K has recorded below 200 cases since March 26 as 184 fresh Covid-19 cases were detected in the UT. On Monday it went down further to 155 cases. The active cases dropped to
3,128. The UT had witnessed the highest ever active cases of 52,848 on May 13. The overall number of people who have recovered reached 3,10,985, prompting the recovery rate to climb to 97.77%.

Since the pandemic started in 2019, the overall cases in J&K have reached 3,18,469 and the death toll as hit 4,355. Sixteen districts had none or single-digit covid19 cases. Jammu has the highest number of 1,138 fatalities followed by Srinagar with 838 deaths.
The numbers are promising especially when compared to the month of May and June when cases recovered significant surge and the deaths were reported from almost all the districts and there was also scarcity of oxygen in the hospitals. Since then the situation has improved a lot, now the shops and parks are open, transport plying and even weddings do take place.

However after the numbers declined, doctors and health experts have cautioned that if people continue to violate the safety protocols, the caseload may surge in the weeks to come that could be the start of third wave.

Since nobody knows about the behaviour of the virus and the new variants, but the way people have lowered the guard, ignoring social distancing even the people have left wearing masks.
Though the J&K has progressed in vaccination but so far only 6 to 7 percent people have been fully vaccinated and around 30 percent have got single dose, so people should remain cautious because the virus is still in our community and things can again go out of control again.

So it’s better to take precautions and follow the guidelines. The government should also take action strictly against the violators and people should also abide the SoPs just for their families, communities and people.

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