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No surge in COVID-19 reported in J&K: Officials

Say no positive patient admitted in hospital so far; people in UT have hybrid immunity

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Srinagar, Jan 11 : Despite the surge in Covid-19 cases worldwide, the situation in J&K so far is well under control as no surge has been reported here, officials said Wednesday.

Officials while talking to news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) said that the surge in Covid-19 cases was reported in different countries but situation J&K is better as no surge has been reported.

They said that people in J&K have hybrid immunity because of a combination of widespread natural infection and vaccination.

They said that people with hybrid immunity developed by both vaccination and previous infections have significant protection against future Covid infections.

Almost everyone has contracted the virus more than once during three Covid-19 waves besides that above 12 years of age whole population is vaccinated, so there are very little chances that any variant can trigger fresh wave as of now here, he said

They said that there is no need to panic and cases have started to decline in countries which witnessed recently but people must take precautions and government keep vigil on new variants by conducting genome sequencing of positive cases.

They said that as of now there are 22 active cases of Covid-19 but no one among them has been admitted in hospital and all are under observation at home.

They said that J&K is ready to tackle any situation in future as well but people must take precautions.

Notably, mock drills in the hospitals were conducted to ensure operational readiness for management of Covid with specific focus on oxygen plants, ventilators, logistics and human resources—(KNO)

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