Kashmir has 410 pregnant ladies currently active +ve for COVID-19

Budgam, Baramulla top the list, Ganderbal at bottom

Irfan Tramboo
SRINAGAR, July 8: There are at least 410 pregnant women across Kashmir valley currently active positive for COVID-19 infection with Baramulla and Budgam having the highest number of such cases.
As per the data collected from the health officials of all the 10 Valley districts, Budgam is having 194 pregnant ladies who tested positive for COVID-19 and are currently active, while district Baramulla is having 110 pregnant ladies who tested positive for COVID-19 and are currently active for the same.
Earlier, districts like Kulgam and Anantang were having the highest number of active positive cases of pregnant women. However, the number has now come down, with both the districts having 39 and 3 such cases respectively at present.
The figures reveal that as on 7th July, Kulgam had 39 cases while Anantnag has 3 such cases. Similarly, Shopian has got 26 active positive cases of pregnant women in the district, while Pulwama district has got 24 such cases presently active.
As Baramulla has 110 cases and Budgam has got 194 such cases, Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district does not have any such case presently, while district Srinagar has got 6 active positive cases of pregnant women.
On the other side, district Kupwara has got 6 active positive cases of pregnant women, while Bandipora is taking care of 2 such cases in the district as of now.
With regard to the COVID-19 tests that were carried out, Kulgam tested 1968 expecting mothers so far, while Baramulla tested 3176 expecting mothers.
Similarly, Pulwama tested 1298 expecting mothers, while Bandipora tested 498 expecting mothers so far. Ganderbal has tested 704 pregnant women in the district so far.
Notably, as per the directions of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, the expecting mothers have to undergo mandatory COVID-19 testing in all the districts.
The experts have been impressing on the need for the expecting women to take more precautions amid the COVID-19 pandemic, while others have been underlining that the pregnant females are as susceptible to the infection as is the rest of the population.

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