Amid pandemic, not a single medical block in Kashmir COVID19 free

Jehangeer Ganaie

Positive cases have poured in from all 68 medical blocks of Valley, say officials

Srinagar, July 30 : The deadly pandemic has engulfed entire Kashmir in a way that not a single medical block is virus free, officials revealed to news agency KNO on Thursday.

They said that Covid-19 positive cases have poured in from all 68 medical blocks of Kashmir division and no area is virus free. An official said that Srinagar district which has 13 medical blocks has reported around 4500 positive cases and these cases were recorded in all blocks and zones of the district.

He said that Anantnag district which comprises of seven medical blocks including Achabal, Bijbehara, Larnoo, Mattan, Sallar, Shangus and Verinag has reported 1258 cases so far and no block is virus free.

He said that Pulwama district which once was declared Covid free has four medical blocks including Pulwama, Pampore, Tral and Rajpora and all four blocks have 1363 positive cases and cases are from every block.

He said that Kulgam district has been divided into five Medical blocks— Kulgam, Qaimoh ,DH Pora , Qazigund and Yaripora that have 1491 positive cases which belong to every block.

“Shopian district has 1416 positive cases and these cases are from all three blocks including Shopian, Keller and Zainapora,” the official said.

Bandipora has reported so far 678 cases which are from its all three blocks including Bandipora, Gurez and Hajin, the officials said. “Baramulla has 09 medical blocks and 1835 reported cases so far are from every block of the district,” an official said.

Kupwara and Budgam districts have 10 medical blocks each with positive cases 1069 and 1228 respectively and no block in twin districts is virus free, he said, adding that Ganderbal district which has reported so far 387 positive cases and these cases were reported from all four blocks of the district.

Pertinently, out of 19419 positive cases reported, 15201 are from Kashmir which are 78.28 percent of the total positive cases.

Director health services Kashmir Dr Samir Matoo told KNO that there are 68 medical blocks in Kashmir division and positive cases have been reported almost from every block of Kashmir division.

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