A massive door-to-door exercise was started across Jammu on Tuesday to ‘trace and isolate’ probable Covid-positive patients as part of the ongoing efforts to contain the pandemic, officials said.
Jammu district tops the Covid fatality chart with a total of 686 deaths till Monday evening with over 300 of the patients succumbing to the infection in the past three weeks. The district has 7,630 active cases, which is also the second highest in the entire UT.
Seeking cooperation of the people to the drive, Jammu Deputy Commissioner Anshul Garg said it was an attempt to reach out to each of the 4.5 lakh households in the district in the next four days to trace and isolate probable positive patients, promote Covid-19 SoPs and lend a helping hand.
Earlier, in a video message, the DC said since more than 10 per cent positivity was recorded over the past few days, the door-to-door campaign was part of various measures already taken by the administration to tackle the situation.