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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 66  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 64-66

COVID-19 pandemic: Trend analysis with respect to District Anantnag, Jammu and Kashmir, Northern India


1 Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Government Medical College, Anantnag, Jammu and Kashmir, India
2 Senior Resident, Department of Community Medicine, Government Medical College, Anantnag, Jammu and Kashmir, India
3 Associate Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Government Medical College, Anantnag, Jammu and Kashmir, India
4 Head, Department of Community Medicine, Government Medical College, Anantnag, Jammu and Kashmir, India
5 Deputy CMO, District Anantnag, Anantnag, Jammu and Kashmir, India
6 Epidemiologist, Department of Health and Medical Education Unit, Anantnag, Jammu and Kashmir, India

Correspondence Address:
Mohsina Mukhtar
Department of Community Medicine, Government Medical College, Purana Bhawan, Mattan, Anantnag - 192 125, Jammu and Kashmir
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijph.IJPH_255_21

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With 1st case being reported in Wuhan city of China in December 2019, COVID-19 infection cases made their way to every corner of the world. Then, on January 07, 2020, laboratory results led to pneumonia being named as COVID-19. Scant data is available from Northern India, thus to reveal the trend of COVID-19 infection since last year of COVID-19 pandemic onset, this study took shape. The unit of analysis of our study was District Anantnag, Jammu and Kashmir. Till February 05, 2021, a total of 4625 cases of COVID-19 virus were reported in District Anantnag, Jammu and Kashmir. Negative history of close contact with COVID-19 patient (66.1%) constituted the most common exposure, majority (84.4%) were asymptomatic and comorbidities were present in 68 (1.5%). COVID-19 infection was more prevalent among younger age group, with higher male predominance, with comorbid being at higher risk, hence most stringent measures must be adopted.


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