SRINAGAR: The Government on Sunday informed that 105 new positive cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), 15 from Jammu division and 90 from Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 2446.
According to officials 24 were reported from Anantnag, 17 from Kulgam, 15 from Baramulla, 11 from Budgam, 10 from Kupwara, 8 from Srinagar, six from Jammu, three each from Kathua and Rajouri, two each from Shopian and Ramban and one from Samba.
Dr Salim Khan, nodal officer for COVID-19 at the Government Medical College Srinagar said that 50 persons including 16 pregnant women have been tested positive at CD hospital Srinagar.
“Of the 50 new cases, 15 including ten pregnant women from Baramulla, 17 including five pregnant women from Kulgam, 12 including one pregnant woman from Anantnag, three from Tral and one each from Srinagar, Shopian and Budgam districts,” Dr Khan said.50 came out to be positive—17 from Kulgam, 15 from Baramulla, 12 from Anantnag, three from Tral Pulwama, one each from Srinagar, Shopian and Budgam.
He said one employee, nursing orderly in Microbiology, at CD hospital also tested positive for the virus.
Dr Ghulam Hassan Yatoo, Nodal Officer Coronavirus Control Measures at SKIMS said that out of 723 samples processed at the viral diagnostic lab, 21 returned positive.
He said among these cases 10 are from Kupwara, seven from Srinagar including one sample received from CMO Srinagar, three from Anantnag and one from Shopian.
He added that the cases include 39-year-old male, 35-year-old, 4-year-old girl from Naseem Bagh and Habak Hazratbal, 25-year-old from Malik Mohalla Shopian, a 32-year-old man from Rawalpora Kerewa Annatnag, Seepan Khanabal Anantnag, 30-year-old woman from Bemina Srinagar, a 24-year-old man from Ganipora Langate, 70-year-old man from Verinag Anantnag, a male and a 6-year-old girl from Natipora Srinagar, a 26-year-old man from Awoora Kupwara, 24-year-old and 29-year-old men from Gulgam Kupwara, 25-year-old and 22-year-old men from Zurhama Kupwara, 32-year-old from Taratpora Kupwara, a 55-year-old man from Dardpora Kralpora Kupwara, a 48-year-old man from Manzgam Kupwara and a 28-year-old man from Baghi Mehtab Srinagar.
An official said that out 125 samples processed at the SKIMS Bemina diagnostic laboratory today, two came out to be positive.
They include 36-year-old man from Ohangam Budgam and 27-year-old from Hyderpora Srinagar.
Moreover, 19 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals, 03 from Jammu Division and 16 from Kashmir Division.
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), out of 2446 positive cases, 1491 are Active Positive, 927 have recovered and 28 have died; 03 in Jammu division and 25 in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin further said that out of 171045 test results available, 168599 samples have been tested as negative till May 31, 2020.
Additionally, till date 172844 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for surveillance which included 38572 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 45 in Hospital Quarantine, 1491 in hospital isolation and 46419 under home surveillance. Besides, 86289 persons have completed their surveillance period.
Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Bandipora has 146 positive cases with 11 Active Positive, 134 recovered, 01 death; Srinagar has 280 positive cases (including 08 cases reported today) with 132 Active Positive, 141 recovered (including 10 cases recovered today), 07 deaths; Anantnag district has 338 positive cases (including 24 cases reported today), with 211 Active Positive, 122 recovered, 05 deaths; Baramulla has 232 positive cases (including 15 cases reported today) with 124 Active Positive, 103 recovered (including 01 case recovered today), 05 deaths; Shopian has 170 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) with 61 Active Positive, 108 recovered and 01 death; Kupwara has 268 positive cases (including 10 cases reported today) with 193 Active Positive, 75 recovered (including 01 case recovered today); Budgam has 110 positive cases (including 11 cases reported today), with 47 Active Positive and 61 recovered cases and 02 deaths; Ganderbal has 32 positive cases with 08 Active cases and 24 recoveries; Kulgam has 294 positive cases (including 17 cases reported today), with 264 Active Positive and 26 recoveries (including 03 cases recovered today) and 04 deaths and Pulwama reported 73 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today) with 60 active positive and 13 recovered (including 01 case recovered today).
Similarly, Jammu has 136 positive cases (including 06 cases reported today) with 95 active positive cases and 39 recoveries (including 02 cases recovered today) and 02 deaths; Udhampur has 65 positive cases with 39 active positive cases, 25 recovered and 01 death; Samba has 43 positive cases (including 01 case reported today) with 32 Active Positive and 11 recoveries; Rajouri has 30 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today) with 25 active positive cases and 05 recovered; Kathua has 73 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today) with 53 Active positive and 20 recovered (including 01 case recovered today); Kishtwar has 08 positive case with 07 active positive cases and 01 recovered; Ramban has 91 positive cases (including 2 cases reported today) with 76 active positive and 15 recoveries; Reasi has 14 positive cases with 11 active positive and 03 recovered, Poonch has 38 active positive cases while Doda has 05 positive cases with 04 active positive case and 01 recovered.
According to the bulletin, of the total 2446 positive cases in the UT of J&K 1090 have been reported as travelers.
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 a 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 etiquettes 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.