J&K sees 6 deaths, 470 infections
Jammu and Kashmir recorded six deaths and 470 fresh coronavirus infections on Tuesday, taking the total Covid count to 1,14,038 and death toll to 1,761.
Officials said 193 people tested positive in Kashmir and 277 in Jammu. Three persons each died in Kashmir and Jammu division.
They said 1,07,282 people have recovered in the UT so far. There are 4,995 active cases while the total number of tests conducted in the UT has crossed 32.18 lakh.
A total of 1,133 people have succumbed to the disease in Kashmir and 628 in Jammu.
In terms of fatalities, December has already recorded 67 deaths. As many as 15,434 infections were reported in November as compared to 19,619 cases in October. In Kashmir, the highest jump in fresh cases was witnessed in Srinagar where 74 more people tested positive, followed by Budgam at 43 cases.
In Jammu division, the highest number of cases was recorded in Jammu district at 161, followed by 24 in Rajouri district.
Srinagar tops the case tally with 23,825 cases and 427 deaths, followed by Jammu district with 21,665 cases and 318 deaths.
Till date, 8.11 lakh people have been enlisted for observation – 21,954 in home quarantine, 4,995 in isolation, and 28,351 under home surveillance. Besides, 7.54 lakh people have completed their surveillance period.
Some good Samaritans have stepped up to help those in need by distributing food, water and other essentials. Shailee Mayur Shah, who runs a Facebook page, Smile Collectors says: “Whenever I step out of my home (Phase 5, Gurugram), I keep water bottles in my car and distribute them among those working on construction projects, digging or laying roads, and also manual rikshaw drivers and delivery agents.” Also doing their bit for autorickshaw drivers is Roti Bank, which is distributing towels.
A 30-year-old man died of electrocution near the Hebbal bus stand on Saturday night after he accidentally came in contact with the live electric wire. It was reported that the man came in contact with a live electric wire, illegally drawn by a private advertisement company to light up an advertisement panel at the bus shelter. The victim's body has been shifted to Dr BR Ambedkar Medical College Hospital, said Police officials.
In a bizarre case, Bengaluru Police tracked down a 36-year-old who had stolen a car on the pretext of taking it for a test drive. MG Venkatesh Naik (36) from Amruthanagar in the city and Bagegpalli in Chakkaballapura district met Ravindra Elluri (47), a resident of the Coffee Board Layout and an engineer on January 30. I turned out that Naik who met Elluri at 7PM was using a stolen phone. Naik confessed to the crime.
Delhi BJP president Adesh Gupta kickstarted the party's 'Pol Khol campaign' against the AAP government in Delhi on Sunday from the Rajinder Nagar assembly constituency, where a bypoll is due to be held. Gupta said, “This is to expose Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal...failure to deliver on promises in the past seven years.” Despite repeated communication, AAP couldn't be reached for comments.
An 81-year-old man was arrested by Gautam Budh Nagar Police on Sunday for alleged 'digital rape' with a minor over seven years. Police said the suspect was living with the 17-year-old victim as her guardian. Police said the man, an artist by profession, had an office in Himachal Pradesh and one of his workers sent his minor daughter to live with him, so that she could get an education.