Coronavirus: One More Test Positive, Tally Reaches 701

Srinagar

A 60-year old man from south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Sunday tested positive for COVID-19 in Samba district of Jammu region. With this, the total number of positive cases reported today in Jammu and Kashmir has reached 35.

Reports said that a resident of village Sandipora in Pulwama district, who had another house at village Channi Kartholi in Sarore area of Bari Brahamana in Samba district for a winter stay, had returned from Pulwama by taking lift in a tanker on April 29 and was under administrative quarantine at a resort in Ghagwal, tested positive for COVID-19 today.

Coronavirus: 10 More Test Positive, Tally Reaches 700

According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel coronavirus (Covid-19), out of 701 positive cases, 406 are Active Positive, 287 have recovered and 08 have died.

Moreover, 33 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals- 02 from Jammu Division and 31 from Kashmir Division.

The Bulletin further said that out of 26038 test results available, 25337 samples have tested as negative till May 03, 2020.

Furthermore, till date 75838 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for surveillance which includes 10751 persons in-home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 183 in Hospital Quarantine, 406 in hospital isolation and 7104 under home surveillance. Besides, 57386 persons have completed their surveillance period.

Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Bandipora has 128 positive cases with 72 Active Positive, 55 recovered (including 19 recovered today), 01 died; Anantnag district reported 10 new cases which led to 109 positive cases with 107 Active Positive, 01 recovered,  01 died; Srinagar has 106 positive cases with 34 Active Positive, 70 recovered (including 01 recovery today),  02 died; Baramulla reported  03 new cases today taking total number of positive cases to 91 with 54 Active Positive, 34 recovered ( including 08 recoveries today), 03 died; with 4 fresh cases today, Shopian has 81 positive, 62 Active Positive, 19 recovered; Kupwara has 66 positive cases with 11 cases reported today, 43 Active Positive, 23 recovered (including 02 recoveries today); Budgam also reported new 05 cases today thus taking total of positive cases to 26 wherein 14 are Active Positive and 12 recovered cases (including 01 today); Ganderbal has 14 positive cases and all of them have recovered; Kulgam has 11 positive cases with 08 Active Positive and  03 recoveries; Pulwama reported 01 positive case, thus district has 08 positive cases with 05 active positive, 03 recovered.

Similarly, Jammu has 26 positive cases and all of them have recovered; Udhampur  20 positive cases, 19 recovered (including 02 today)  and 01 died, while as Samba reported 01 new positive cases today taking total positive cases to 07 wherein 03 are Active Positive and 04 have recovered; Rajouri has 04 positive cases, 01 active positive and 03 have recovered;  Kathua has 01 positive case who is active positive; Kishtwar had only 01 positive case who has recovered; Ramban has 01 positive case who is Active Positive; Meanwhile, Reasi has 01 positive case who is Active Positive.

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

In order to minimize the risk of getting infected with Novel Coronavirus, the advisory issued in the media bulletin urged people to follow Social Distancing which is one of the most effective precautionary measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. “By keeping at least 2-meter distance from others, people can fairly limit the direct transmission of COVID-19 Pandemic.”

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

Stressing on the need to fight virus, advisory informed that stigma around COVID-19 can discourage people to take necessary steps to fight the virus.  To break the stigma, it is important to encourage patients to come forward for COVID-19 testing if they develop symptoms, as early detection of COVID-19 can prevent the spread of disease.

Similarly, not disclosing symptoms like fever, cough and difficulty in breathing could put life of individuals and their families at risk.

In case of symptoms people should report early. “Do not fear, call COVID-19 helpline Numbers and seek medical advice,” reads the advisory.

Advisory urged 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.”

Similarly, all social, religious and other gatherings are strictly prohibited.

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 are urged to 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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