The Government Sunday informed that 21 new positive cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), 04 from Jammu and 17 from Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 245.
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel coronavirus (COVID-19), out of 245 positive cases, 235 are Active Positive, 06 have recovered and 04 have died.
Furthermore, till date 51320 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been put under surveillance which include 9153 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 433 in Hospital Quarantine, 235 in hospital isolation and 29718 under home surveillance. Besides, 11777 persons have completed their 28-day surveillance period.
The Bulletin further said that 3355 samples have tested as negative till April 12, 2020.
Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 58 positive cases wherein 56 are Active Positive, 01 recovered and 01 has died, Bandipora 42 positive cases with 39 Active Positive, 02 recovered and 01 died, Baramulla 37 positive cases with 36 Active Positive, no case has recovered and 01 died, Budgam 11 positive cases all of whom are Active Positive, Pulwama 03 positive cases-all Active Positive, Shopian and Kupwara with 14 and 23 positive cases respectively and all are Active Positive, and Ganderbal and Kulgam with 05 and 04 positive cases respectively all of whom are Active Positive.
Similarly, Jammu has 21 positive cases of whom 19 are Active Positive and 02 have recovered, Udhampur 19 positive cases of which 18 are Active Positive, 0 recovered and 01 died, while as Rajouri and Samba have 03 and 04 positive cases respectively and all are Active Positive and the single positive case has recovered fully in Kishtwar district.
The Bulletin said that the breakup represents districts from which the patients have been traced or are ordinarily residing.
Meanwhile, according to the advisory issued in the media bulletin, the general public has been urged to stay indoors, strictly implement social distancing measures, disclose recent travel history to COVID-19 affected countries and report any contact with positive cases voluntarily.
People have been advised to take care of their well being and mental health during the lockdown.
Giving tips, the advisory has asked people to: follow a daily routine
Write down their thoughts, listen to their favourite music & songs, reach out to friends through phone calls or online, work on their passion or hobbies in households and avoid excessive exposure to COVID-19 related news that may be upsetting.
For further psycho-social support people have been asked to call National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) Toll Free 080-46110007.
The general public is advised to avoid unnecessary visit to hospitals, in case anyone develops fever, cough and difficulty in breathing, seek medical advice promptly by calling on COVID-19 helpline numbers so that they can be provided correct medical advise and directed to the right health facility, if needed.
The Bulletin informed the general public that in case of any emergency people can avail free ambulance services 24×7 at their doorsteps by calling on toll-free No. 108. Pregnant women and sick infants can avail free ambulance services by dialling toll-free No. 102.
Furthermore a 24×7 toll-free national helpline number 1075 has been activated for support, guidance, and response to health-related queries on novel coronavirus disease. The government of Jammu and Kashmir has also set up helpline numbers in this regard: 0191-2549676 (UT level Cell for J&K), 0191-2520982, 0191-2674444, 0191-2674115 (For Jammu Division), 0194-2440283 and 0194-2430581 (For Kashmir Division).
With regard to personal hygiene, the advisory stressed on frequent hand washing with soap and water and to observe, coughing and sneezing etiquettes.
Public is advised to strictly follow the advisories issued by the Government from time to time and are urged to rely only on the information released by the government in this regard through the daily media bulletin to print and electronic media.
People are advised to refrain from spreading rumours and pay no heed to them at the same time.