In the highest single-day spike so far this month, Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday recorded 5,818 fresh cases of Covid-19.
The fresh cases have taken the total infections to 3,72,669, while four deaths were reported in 24 hours, officials said.
Of the fresh cases, 4,066 were from the Kashmir division and 1,752 from Jammu, the officials said.
They said Srinagar district, with 1,745 cases, recorded the highest number followed by 1,131 cases in Jammu district.
There are 26,236 active cases in the region, while 3,41,854 patients recovered so far since the pandemic struck, the officials said.
With the four fresh deaths, the toll went up to 4,579.
Meanwhile, the officials said, there were 51 confirmed cases of Mucormycosis (black fungus) in the region.
80 doctors and paramedics Covid+ at GMC:-
Over 80 doctors and paramedics have tested positive for Covid-19 in Government Medical College Srinagar in a single day, taking the total number of infected persons in the tertiary care institution to 546 in January so far, officials said.
“Omicron is spreading very very fast: 46 doctors, 22 MBBS students, 15 paramedics tested Covid Positive in 1 day in GMC Srinagar & Associated Hospitals. The total count goes up to 546 since 1st Jan this year,” head of department community medicine at GMC Srinagar Dr. Muhammad Salim Khan said in a tweet.
He urged the people to follow Covid appropriate behavior and other SOPs religiously.
“Avoid gatherings. Please wear facemasks necessarily. Maintain social distancing,” he said.
“Today Kashmir reported highest Covid Positive cases this wave. Omicron seems predominantly circulating but the Delta variant could also be affecting people leading to moderate to severe illness. Please mask up necessarily,” Khan added.