Five doctors and seven pregnant women were among 182 cases of covid-19 reported in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, taking the overall of the patients to 3324. Out of the fresh cases, 108 were reported from Kashmir Valley and 74 from Jammu division.
The cases include 6 from Anantnag, Srinagar 22, Kulgam 2, Kupwara 13, Baramulla 7
Shopian 42, Bandipora 4, Budgam 9, Pulwama 2, Ganderbal 1, Jammu 12, Ramban 11
Udhampur 26, Kathua 11, Poonch 2, Samba 4, Rajouri 2, Doda 5 and Reasi 1.
Sources told newsagency GNS that among them, 64 cases were reported at CD hospital laboratory and include five doctors and seven pregnant women. The doctors include three from SMHS hospital—26-year-old female (Rawalpora), 2 male— 32-year (Bijbhera) and 59-year-old (Rawalpora) and two male from PCR—53-year-old and 35-year-old.
Dr. G H Yatoo, Nodal Officer Coronavirus Control Measures at SKIMS said that out of the 2315 samples processed at the viral diagnostic lab today, 34 returned positive for the virus.
Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS Soura said that among them 12 are from Kupwara, eight from Srinagar, four from Bandipora, two each from Shopian, Baramulla and Budgam besides one each from Anantnag, Shopian and Rajouri.
Regarding the Kupwara cases, he said, the samples were received from CHC Kupwara and include 30-year-old man from Tekipora, 69-year-old man from DPL, 23-year-old woman from Sultanpora, five females aged 13, 18, 21, 26 and 42 years besides four men—aged 26, 28, 32 and 38 years old from Warnow.
He said out of the samples which returned to be positive include seven received from CMO Srinagar and they include all men—34-year-old from Beerwa Budgam, 65-year-old from Lal Bazar Srinagar, 27-year-old from Pandan Nowhatta, 43-year-old from Bemina Srinagar, 29-year-old from Shopian, Kulam Srinagar and Pantha Chowk Srinagar. Samples which were taken at SKIMS and tested positive include that of 65-year-old man from Nowpora Shopian, 4-year-old from Ashmuqam Anantnag, 31-year-old from DH Pora Kulgam. The others include 60-year-old man from Nagipora Bandipora, one male and two females—30-year-old and 75-year-old from Bonakoot Bandipora besides 30-year-old man from Khanpora Baramulla and 33-year-old woman from Jara Boniyar in Uri as well as three cases from Nowgam Srinagar—2 men, aged 34 and 75 and 30-year-old female—and 2-year-old girl from Katch Budgam, 38-year-old man from Bandikatore Rajouri and 62-year-old female from Heepora Batgund Shopian.
Dr Riyaz Untoo, Principal SKIMS Bemina, told GNS that out of the 300 samples processed at the hospital’s diagnostic laboratory till afternoon today, 13 came out to be positive.
65 cases were confirmed at army’s Udhampur hospital, Lt Col Inam Danish Khan told GNS.
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), out of 3324 positive cases, 2202 are Active Positive, 1086 have recovered and 36 have died; 04 in Jammu division and 32 in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin further said that out of 202257test results available, 198933 samples have been tested as negative till June 5, 2020.
Additionally, till date 204900 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for surveillance which included 44017 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 48 in Hospital Quarantine, 2202 in hospital isolation and 55520 under home surveillance. Besides, 103077 persons have completed their surveillance period.
Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Bandipora has 180 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today) with 43 Active Positive, 136 recovered, 01 death; Srinagar has 366 positive cases (including 22 cases reported today) with 214 Active Positive, 143 recovered, 09 deaths; Anantnag district has 383 positive cases (including 06 cases reported today), with 223 Active Positive, 155 recovered, 05 deaths; Baramulla has 308 positive cases (including 07 cases reported today) with 197 Active Positive, 104 recovered, 07 deaths; Shopian has 282 positive cases (including 42 cases reported today) with 146 Active Positive, 133 recovered (including 21 cases recovered today) and 03 deaths; Kupwara has 331 positive cases (including 13 cases reported today) with 248 Active Positive, 82 recovered and 01 death; Budgam has 138 positive cases (including 09 cases reported today), with 69 Active Positive and 67 recovered cases and 02 deaths; Ganderbal has 42 positive cases (including 01 case reported today) with 16 active positive cases and 26 recoveries; Kulgam has 364 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today), with 309 Active Positive and 51 recoveries (including 01 case recovered today) and 04 deaths and Pulwama reported 121 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) with 108 active positive and 13 recovered.
Similarly, Jammu has 190 positive cases (including 12 cases reported today) with 125 active positive cases and 63 recoveries (including 11 cases recovered today) and 02 deaths; Udhampur has 123 positive cases (including 26 cases reported today) with 93 active positive cases, 29 recovered and 01 death; Samba has 55 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today) with 34 Active Positive and 21 recoveries; Rajouri has 48 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) with 43 active positive cases and 05 recovered; Kathua has 94 positive cases (including 11 cases reported today) with 62 Active positive and 32 recovered (including 04 cases recovered today); Kishtwar has 17 positive cases with 13 active positive cases and 04 recovered (including 01 case recovered today); Ramban has 164 positive cases (including 11 cases reported today) with 148 active positive and 16 recoveries; Reasi has 18 positive cases (including 01 case reported today) with 15 active positive and 03 recovered, Poonch has 65 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) with 63 active positive and 02 recoveries while Doda has 35 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today) with 33 active positive case and 01 recovered and 01 death.
According to the bulletin, of the total 3324 positive cases in the UT of J&K 1389 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 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.