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COVID-19 cases in J&K rises to 1,11,130 with 452 fresh infections
State News

COVID-19 cases in J&K rises to 1,11,130 with 452 fresh infections

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir recorded 452 fresh COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, taking the union territory’s tally to 1,11,130, while six more fatalities pushed the death toll to 1,708, officials said. Of the fresh cases, 258 are from the Jammu division and 194 from the Kashmir division, they said. Jammu district recorded the highest number of fresh cases at 127, followed by 81 in Srinagar, according to the officials. There are 4,951 active cases in the union territory, while 1,04,471 patients have recovered so far, the officials said. Of the six fresh deaths, three each were reported from Jammu and Kashmir regions.
Minimum temperatures dips below zero in Kashmir and Ladakh
State News

Minimum temperatures dips below zero in Kashmir and Ladakh

Jammu: Night temperatures across Kashmir again dropped below the freezing point on Wednesday as the weather office forecast dry and cold weather across Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh till Saturday. Morning chill kept most Kashmiris indoors on Wednesday till a feeble sun started struggling its way through thin layer of winter clouds. The 40-day long period of harsh winter cold called the ‘Chillai Kalan’ in Kashmir starts on December 21 and ends on January 31. Almost all major and minor water bodies of the Valley freeze and the perennial water reservoirs of Kashmir get replenished due to heavy snowfall during this period. An official of the MET department said minimum temperatures remained below the freezing point in both UTs. “Dry and cold weather conditions ...
High COVID death rate in Delhi because of Stubble-burning, may take 2-3 weeks to get stable: Jain
National News

High COVID death rate in Delhi because of Stubble-burning, may take 2-3 weeks to get stable: Jain

NEW DELHI : Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Monday attributed the high COVID-19 death rate in the city to the pollution caused by stubble-burning and expected a downtrend in it in the next two-three weeks. The minister told reporters here that the pollution due to stubble-burning created a big problem in Delhi. It caused problems in breathing and those who had COVID-19 inhaled the smoke, which aggravated the seriousness, he said. Its effect on the city’s COVID-19 death rate will go away in the next two-three weeks since pollution due to stubble-burning has lessened in the last few days, he said. “There was heavy pollution due to stubble-burning amid the COVID-19 pandemic and it came as a double attack. Since the pollution due to stubble-burning is less now, the downtrend in death...