35 Troopers, 15 Kyrgyzstan Returnees Among 204 Test Positive For Covid-19, Tally Reaches 6966 

SRINAGAR: 33 paramilitary CRPF and BSF personnel besides two army soldiers were among 204 fresh cases of novel coronavirus reported in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.

The fresh cases which also include 15 returnees from Kyrgyzstan take the overall number of covid-19 infections reported in J&K so far to 6966

Giving district-wise details, officials told GNS that 52 cases were reported from Baramulla followed by Srinagar (49), Shopian (26), Pulwama (20), Budgam (13), Kupwara (9), Kulgam (8), Anantnag (6), four each in Bandipora and Ganderbal, three each in Rajouri and Jammu, two each in Udhampur, Ramban and Kishtwar besides Samba (1).

The cases include 31 from 44 batallion CRPF HMT Srinagar, two from 102 battalion BSF Trehgam Kupwara, two soldiers from BB CANT Srinagar, 6-month- old baby, and three other minors (08, 05, 05) besides several service providers and shopkeepers.

Out of the total cases, 109 were confirmed at viral diagnostic lab of SKIMS, Dr G H Yatoo, Nodal Officer Coronavirus Control Measures at the tertiary care hospital said.

He said that among the positive cases, 33 are from CRPF and BSF Battalions, 21 from Shopian, 17 from Pulwama, seven from Kupwara, six each from Anantnag and Srinagar, five each from Kulgam and Baramulla, four from Budgam, two from Bandipora and one each from Karnah, Poonch and Doda.

He said sixteen among those pertained to 815 samples received from Srinagar airport on June 26 and include four from Srinagar, three from Budgam, two each from Baramulla and Kupwara and one each from Bandipora, Anantnag, Kulgam, Poonch and Doda.

The Anantnag cases include Male (32) from Guddar, Male (34) from Eidgah, female (25) from Aagnoo Verinag , female (20) from Verinag , Male (26) from Hakura Dailgam and Male (20) from Kokernag.

The Pulwama cases include four males (28, 32, 60, 21) and two females (58, 34) from Chandpora, Male (22) from Branwar, Male (60) from Sadpora , three Males (55, 35, 30) and two females (32, 28) from Tahab , female (31) from Muloodangerpora and three males (50, NA, NA) from Kachipora Pulwama

The 31 cases from CRPF include males (1. 31 Male (48, 42, 38, 41, 36, 36, 41, 40, 34, 35, 33, 31, 31, 31, 33, 30, 29, 28, 29, 28, 28, 28, 30, 24, 26, 26, 28, 27, 49, 57 and 48) from 44 battalion stationed at HMT Srinagar.

The cases from Shopian include six males (27, 27, 28, 37, 39, 55) from DC Office Shopian, Male (17) from Rakh Narapora , four female (58, 34, 08, 05 ) from Kangnoo , female (17) from Sangran Check, Male (34) from Chatriwach, two females (32, 17) and four males (70, 12, 20, 30) from Herman, male (05) from Shamsipora  and Male (28) from Alamgunj. Six cases from Kupwara include two males (43, 45) from DC office Kupwara, female (30) from Sultanpora and two males (38, 49) from 102 Bn BSF Trehgam.

The cases from Baramulla include Male (45) from Sopore Baramulla, male (51) from Uri besides Male (21) and two females (24, 60) from Baramulla.The Kulgam cases include female (39) from Kilam, Male (65) and female (80) from Kulgam, Male (55) from Aharbal and female (22) from Qazigund.

The Srinagar cases include Male (53), Male (40) from Bohrikadal, Male (22) from Batwara, Male (21) from Hazratbal, Male (32) from Batwaraand Male (23) from Nowgam while  Budgam cases include female (24) from Warhama Beerwah, Female (20) from Chadoora, female (21) from Gopalpora and Male (NA) from Hanjik while case from Bandipora is a male (21) from proper Bandipora, one from Karnah is Male (23) , Poonch—Male (25) and Doda—Male (20).   The cases which were confirmed after samples taken at SKIMS include Male (35) from Raida Naag and Male (40) and female (14) from Hayatpora.

Dr Riyaz Untoo, Principal SKIMS Bemina, told news agency GNS that out of 539 samples processed at the hospital’s lab, 13 tested positive for COVID-19, ten from Budgam and three from Srinagar.

The Budgam cases include male (35) Chaadora, three males (21, 48, 26 ) and two females (5, 54) from Charipora, female (50) from Chararishreef, female (32) from Khag, famale (23) from Goghithaigand male (22) from Dangerpora Chattergam while Srinagar cases include female (54) from Rainawari, male (25) from Gopal Pora and male (40) from Hyderpora.

The cases confirmed CD lab include Male (40) from Batangi Boniyar, NA (6 months) and two female (35, 30) from Zehanpora , two males (24, 26) from BB CANT Srinagar, Male (76) from Kulgam, female (75) from Pulwama , Male (65) from Nawakadal, Male (40) from Sangrama Sopore, female (70) from Sopore, female (30) from Safakadal , two males (38, NA) from Shopian, female (46) from Baramulla, male (35) from Batwara, female (55) from Barbarshah , Male (NA) from Rainawari , female (58) and male (50) from Pulwama 16. Male (NA) from Dugmulla Kupwara, two female (50, 43) and three males (21, 16, 52) from Model Town Sopore , male (NA) from Dangiwacha, Male (70) from Rampora, female (50) from Mehrajpora Sopore, Male (50) and female (51) from Hajam Mohalla, three Male (NA) and two female (NA) from Deed Baghat Fruit Mandi, two male (12, 43) and two female (38, 58) from Nageenbagh Sopore, two females (27, 29) from Takiyabal Sopore , two males (53, 22) from Alnoor colony Sopore , male (20) and three female (55, 32, 10) from Watlab Sopore , female (NA) from Lachipora, male (28) from Kupwara , Male (NA) from Dangerpora Sopore, Male (30) from Neharpora, two Males (57, 55) from Nageenbagh K colony, male (47) from town hall Sopore, male (30) from Badambagh Sopore, Male (40) from Bandipora, Male (30) from Gulshan Bagh, Male (NA) from Sultanpora, Male (36) from Naseer Abad Sopore , Male (57) from Noorbagh Sopore, Male (40) from Babanagri, two males (27, 32) from Kangan, female (46) from Raj Bagh colony Nagbal, Male (37) from Aaripanthan, Male (35) from Devpora, Male (30) from Chichloora, Male (26) from Ferozpora, Male (16) from Vodpora, Male (26) from Nutnusu and Male (30) from Nadihal Baramulla.

According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 6966 positive cases, 2648 are Active Positive, 4225 have recovered and 93 have died; 11 in Jammu division and 82 in Kashmir division.

The Bulletin further said that out of 345426 test results available, 338460 samples have been tested as negative till June 27, 2020.

Additionally, till date 272041 travelers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for surveillance which included 39403 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 31 in Hospital Quarantine, 2648 in hospital isolation and 47422 under home surveillance. Besides, 182444 persons have completed their surveillance period.

Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Bandipora has 288 positive cases (including 04 case reported today) with 37 Active Positive, 250 recovered (including 12 cases recovered today) and 01 death; Srinagar has 844 positive cases (including 49 cases reported today) with 572 Active Positive, 250 recovered (including 16 cases recovered today), 22 deaths; Anantnag district has 633 positive cases (including 06 cases reported today), with 170 Active Positive, 457 recovered (including 01 case recovered today),  06 deaths; Baramulla has 800 positive cases (including 52 cases reported today) with 410 Active Positive, 375 recovered (including 16 cases recovered today), 15 deaths; Shopian has 730 positive cases (including 26 cases reported today) with 188 Active Positive, 532 recovered (including 14 recoveries reported today) and 10 deaths; Kupwara has 517 positive cases (including 09 cases reported today) with 132 Active Positive, 380 recovered (including 11 cases recovered today) and 05 deaths; Budgam has 371 positive cases (including 13 cases reported today) with 178 Active Positive and 186 recovered cases and 07 deaths; Ganderbal has 86 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today) with 24 active positive cases and 62 recoveries; Kulgam has 759 positive cases (including 08 cases reported today), with 246 Active Positive and 501 recoveries (including 07 cases recovered today) and 12 deaths and Pulwama reported 429 positive cases (including 20 cases reported today) with 243 active positive cases and 182 recovered (including 10 cases recovered today) and 04 deaths.

Similarly, Jammu has 325 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today) with 59 active positive cases and 259 recoveries (including 04 cases recovered today) and 07 deaths; Udhampur has 259 positive cases  (including 02 cases reported today) with 98 active positive cases, 160 recovered and 01 death; Samba has 136 positive cases (including 01 case reported today) with 60 Active Positive and 76 recoveries (including 07 cases recovered today; Rajouri has 104 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today) with 50 active positive cases and 53 recovered (including 16 cases recovered today) and 01 death; Kathua has 211 positive cases with 59 Active positive and 152 recovered (including 24 cases recovered today; Kishtwar has 27 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) with 07 active positive cases and 20 recovered (including 04 cases recovered today); Ramban has 215 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) with 61 active positive and 154 recoveries; Reasi has 40 positive cases with 14 active positive and 26 recovered; Poonch has 120 positive cases with 23 active positive and 96 recoveries (including 03 cases recovered today) and 01 death while Doda has 72 positive cases with 17 active positive cases and 54 recoveries and 01 death.

According to the bulletin, of the total 6966 positive cases in J&K 2212 have been reported as travelers while 4754 as others.

The Bulletin said that the breakup represents districts from which the patients have been traced or are ordinarily residing.

The bulletin has informed the people that, the best way to protect themselves from COVID-19 is by maintaining physical distance of at least 2 metre from others, frequently cleaning hands with an alcohol based hand sanitizer or washing them with soap and water and following good respiratory etiquette and hygiene.

As a measure for social distancing in public places and workplaces wearing a face cover is compulsory.

The bulletin again explained that early detection of COVID-19 can prevent the spread of disease so we need to be responsible for the well-being of ourselves and everyone around us. “Not disclosing symptoms could put life of individuals and their families at risk. In case of symptoms like fever, cough and difficulty in breathing report early. Do not fear, call COVID-19 helpline numbers and seek medical advice”.

Advisory has further exhorted upon the people not to step out of home, unless absolutely necessary. “If you have to move out for unavoidable reasons, ensure that you wear a mask and practice social distancing, personal hygiene and frequent handwashing with soap and water.”

In case of any emergency, people can avail free ambulance services 24×7 at their doorsteps by calling on toll-free number 108 while as pregnant women and sick infants can avail free ambulance services by dialling toll-free number 102.

People can also call on toll-free national helpline number 1075; J&K COVID-19 Helpline Numbers 0191- 2549676 (UT level Cell), 0191-2520982, 0191-2674444, 0191-2674115 (For Jammu Division), 0194-2440283 & 0194-2430581 (For Kashmir Division) for support, guidance, and response to health-related queries on Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).

Public is advised to strictly follow the advisories issued by the government from time to time and rely only on the information released by the government through the daily media bulletin to print and electronic media.

People are also advised to refrain from spreading rumours and pay no heed to them at the same time.

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