Keeping in view of the surge in coronavirus death cases during the past few days, the government is mulling to re-impose lockdown in certain districts of the Valley.
Sources said that a meeting in this regard was held between the Divisional Commissioner and all the Deputy Commissioners.
"We are witnessing an abrupt rise in the mortality rate during the past few days. It is a worrying sign," they said. “The administration is closely monitoring the situation on a daily basis. If the death rate continues to climb, then lockdown might be re-imposed."
The death toll due to coronavirus has mounted to 127 in Jammu Kashmir as five more patients died Saturday to COVID-19.
Among 127 deaths, 113 deaths are from Kashmir division.
Srinagar has witnessed 30 deaths, Baramulla 22, Kulgam 16, Shopian 13, Anantnag 10, Budgam nine, Jammu eight, Kupwara seven, Pulwama four, Doda two, and Bandipora, Udhampur, Kathua, Poonch, and Rajouri one each.
"The administration is not worried about the rise in positive cases if death rates are less. We can't let people die for the sake of economic revival," the sources said.
All districts in Kashmir division except one were on Saturday categorised as “red” zones to control the spread of COVID-19 infection.
An order issued by chairperson of the state executive committee for disaster management B V R Subrahmanyan said that all districts of Kashmir division except Bandipora have been categorised as “red” zones.
All schools, colleges, universities, coaching centres, clubs, cinema halls, gymnasia, swimming pools, parks, spas, bars, auditoria and assembly halls would remain closed till further orders.