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J-K records 109 new COVID cases; no death in 24 hours

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Vaccine only way to end Covid-19 pandemic: DAK

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday recorded 109 new coronavirus cases taking the total number to 1,23,647 while as no fresh death due to the infection took place in the past 24 hours, officials said.

Of the fresh cases, 45 were reported from the Jammu division with 38 from main Jammu and 64 from the Kashmir division with district Srinagar recording 36 cases. While most of the district’s did not record any fresh cases, 14 other districts had fresh cases in single digits.

The latest details confirmed that the number of active cases dropped to 1,099 in the union territory, while 1,20,625 patients have recovered so far as no death due to COVID-19 was recorded in the past 24 hours as the fatality count remained at 1,923.

Meanwhile Doctors Association of Kashmir (DAK), in a statement issued here on Wednesday said that vaccine was the only way to stop Covid-19 pandem  ic.  “Vaccinations would bring an end to this ongoing public health crisis,” DAK President and influenza expert Dr Nisar ul Hassan was quoted as saying.

He further added that in order to get back to normal, more and more people should get vaccinated and the sooner it is done, the better it shall be. “If people want business as usual, their kids back in school and playing sport, they should roll up their sleeves and get Covid-19 vaccine,” DAK President said adding that   Covid-19 vaccine was the biggest gift science has provided to humankind.

“The discovery of a safe and effective vaccine in less than a year is an extraordinary achievement in the history of science and vaccines are one of the great modern triumphs of public health and are the best tools to prevent disease and death. We have seen how vaccines have eradicated diseases like smallpox and polio,” Dr Nisar said.

He further added that the Vaccine would protect people from getting Covid-19 infection and prevent them from getting seriously ill even if the virus is attracted. “Getting vaccinated will also protect people around you, particularly people at increased risk of severe illness from Covid-19,” he added.

“We need to build trust in people about the safety, effectiveness and importance of the vaccine,” he said adding that thousands of healthcare workers in Kashmir have received the shot and no major adverse effect has been reported.


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