The number of registered cattle deaths due to Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD) in Gujarat has spiked to 2,633 as 131 more cattle saw their demise due to the disease.
The figures shared by the state government say that LSD has infected 72,893 cattle in 22 districts of the state. Out of 72,893 cattle, 51,878 have been cured. Other than that, the state has vaccinated over 28.33 lakh cattle so far. In Gujarat, 3,200 villages with an estimation of two crores of cows and buffaloes have been affected by the virus.
Monday saw the virus spreading to five more talukas inundating 188 villages. Banaskatha reported the highest number of LSD cases, with a total of 1,086 cases being registered. The district observed 17 cattle deaths on Monday. Meanwhile, the highest number of cattle deaths were reported in Kutch where 70 cattle died in a single day. Kutch also saw 44 new LSD cases on Monday. To prevent the disease from spreading further, the state government has allocated over 44.84 lakh vaccine doses at the district level.
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