Bandipoa: The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Bandipora, Dr Owais Ahmad Tuesday briefed the media on the current Covid scenario and mitigation efforts put in place in the district.
Giving details, the DC said that the active cases have drastically decreased in the district this month. He said the positive rate from the past two weeks is about 2.5 percent in the district. Dr Owais said 2.42 lakh tests have been conducted so far with 1500 to 2000 tests being conducted on a daily basis.
He said the number of total active positive cases has also decreased to 332 out of which only 49 patients are in hospital isolation and 17 of these are on oxygen support systems. Dr Owais said the recovery rate has increased to 95.2 percent with 8578 recoveries so far and 98 deaths since last year.
While giving details on Vaccination, the DC said 88 percent of the 45 plus age group has been covered so far giving 102859 doses.
The DC reiterated his appeal to the general public and all other stakeholders to continue following Covid Appropriate Behavior (CAB) strictly despite the district being declared as a yellow zone. He said restrictions shall be in place as and when needed and appealed to the public to continue to cooperate with the government to fight the pandemic.
He said the joint efforts made by the Health, Civil and Police administration in the mitigation process of COVID-19 has yielded better results on ground across the district. He said the weekend curfews shall continue to remain in place and no violation of SOPs will be tolerated.
Regarding easing of Corona restrictions in the district, Dr Owais said that though restrictions are eased but easing of Covid restrictions does not mean that pandemic is over and appealed people to follow the COVID appropriate behavior strictly as they followed earlier to avoid the resurgence of pandemic.
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