The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kupwara, Imam Din today again appealed people of Kupwara district to follow Covid Appropriate Behaviour (CAB) keeping in view rise in Covid cases in other districts of the valley, adding that following of CAB is the only way to keep the pandemic at bay.
The Deputy Commissioner was addressing a presser at D.C. Office, here today.
Giving details, the Deputy Commissioner said that there are only 29 active cases in the district, of which 24 are in home isolation and 5 under administrative quarantine. He said recovery rate stands at 98.60 percent which is satisfactory adding that the weekly positivity rate stands at 0.17 percent which is also satisfactory.
Regarding vaccination, the Deputy Commissioner said that vaccination of 103.1 percent of the above 45 year population have been done which also include outsiders coming in the district. Besides, 68 percent of the 18 plus age group of the target population have also been vaccinated so far in the district.
The Deputy Commissioner congratulated people of Kupwara district for their cooperation in vaccinating themselves. He again appealed to the people below 45 year age to come forward and vaccinate themselves at nearest vaccination centres for their safety against the COVID. He also appealed to those people who have got 1st dose of Covid vaccine to administer the second dose.
The Deputy Commissioner appealed to the people to follow Covid appropriate behaviour (CAB) in letter and spirit by usage of masks, hand hygiene and maintaining social distance so as to keep the district free from the pandemic.