Of the new cases, 392 were from Jammu division while 263 were from Kashmir division. District Jammu has been having a massive surge of cases this week. Currently, the district has 968 active cases, the highest in the UT and over one-third of all active cases in J&K. In Srinagar, 133 fresh cases were detected today, bringing the total number of active cases in the district to 698.
As per the union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the positive percentage of samples in district Jammu over the week between January 1 and January 7 is 3.3 percent. In other words, three out of every 100 tested samples are found positive. In district Srinagar, the positive percentage during the same period is 2.17 percent. J&K Government’s bulletin on Saturday said 58671 samples were tested and reported. With these numbers, the overall positive percentage of samples increased to 1.1 in J&K, five times higher than the positive percentage of samples in the last week of December.