BUDGAM, MAY 27, 2021: The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Budgam Shahbaz Ahmed Mirza today briefed the media about Covid-19 mitigation measures, status in the district.
While talking to media, the DC said that a total of 11,132 positive cases were reported in the district so far, among whom 7590 patients have recovered. He said the recovery rate has improved to 67.59 percent and within the next few days it will be much better.
Mirza said that presently the positivity rate is declining and getting better each passing day. Regarding bed occupancy, he said, earlier it was 18.8 percent, now it is 16.93 percent which is a good sign towards betterment.
He informed that the Positive rate beyond red zones has been recorded above 58 percent adding that the administration is keeping close watch on it as aggressive testing is going on in full swing.
Regarding establishment of Covid Care Centers at Panchayat level, the DC said that they are on job to provide all logistics including beds and other equipment and the same will be established shortly.
Giving details regarding the vaccination, he said the same is going on for the above 45 years age group and for the 18 to 44 age group till yesterday 1500 beneficiaries were vaccinated and more are expected to get vaccinated as more vaccination centers have been established.