COVID-19: 24 Army Men, 8 Cops Among 148 More Test Positive; Total Now 6236

SRINAGAR: 24 army soldiers, eight police personnel and four pregnant women were among 148 fresh cases of covid-19 infection reported in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday. These cases which also include three services provide and as many as minor take the total number taking the number of cases in J&K to 6236. While 20 of these cases from Jammu division while 128 are from Kashmir, officials said 111 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and were and discharged from various hospitals.

Giving the district wise breakup of the cases, sources told GNS that 45 cases were reported from Pulwama, 28 from Srinagar, 16 each in Kulgam and Baramulla, Kupwara (7), Anantnag(6), five each in Bandipora, Ganderbal, Ramban and Kathua, Reasi (3), two each from Samba and Doda besides Jammu (1).

Sources said that among the cases, 74 were confirmed at SKIMS Soura, 33 at CD and eight at SKIMS Bemina.

Dr G H Yatoo, Nodal Officer Coronavirus Control Measures at SKIMS told news agency GNS that out of 1497 samples processed at the viral diagnostic lab today, 74 returned positive for the virus.

Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS Soura, told news agency GNS that among them 45 were from Pulwama, 15 from Kulgam, six from Anantnag, five from Bandipora, two from Baramulla and one from Srinagar.

The 45 cases from Pulwama include two males (45, 17) and female (40) from Rahmoo , male (65) and female (60) from Bellow, female (24) from Sangerwani , two males (62, 60) from Kachipora , four males (30, 45, 28, 14) and three females (40, 36, 26) from Tujan, female (40) from Dadoora , three females (40, 14, 35) and male (02) from Awantipora , 13 males (32, 28, 30, 31, 36, 32, 28, 26, 28, 26, 31, 32, 29) from 42 RR Rajpora Pulwama, two males (31, 32) from 43 RR Rajpora , two males (29, 36) from 44 RR Rajpora, two males (31, 31) from 45 RR Rajpora , two males (30, 29) from 46 RR Rajpora , three males (27, 34, 32) from 47 RR Rajpora, 48 RR Rajpora and 49 RR Rajpora Pulwama respectively.

The six cases from Anantnag include male (55) from Gopalpora , male (60) from Donipawa , male (27) from K Kalan , male (68) and female (56) from Cheeni Chowk and male (36) from Janglatmandi.

The 15 cases from Kulgam include female (28) from Kaharweth Kulgam, male (80) from Gudder, two males (30, 26) from Bumbrath , male (35) from Kachowhallan, female (25) from Reshipora , female (28) from Okey , three males (35, 45, 24) from Kulgam, male (55) from Chensar , male (30) from DPL Kulgam, female (30) from Rambhama , male (24) from Gopalpora and Male (55) from Yaripora.

The only case from Srinagar includes female (50) from Eidgah while two from Baramulla are male (75) from Jahama and male (70) from Sopore besides five cases from Bandipora include female (37) from Ladwara, male (90) Sultanpora, male (50) from Aloosa and male (21) from Sunderwani.

The cases confirmed at CD hospital include female (30) from Rajouri Kadal Srinagar, five males (26, 34, 35, 30, 34) from PTS Manigam, female (32) from Lolab Kupwara, male (60) from Zaldagar Srinagar, Male (24) from Bemina Srinagar, Male (18) from Yaripora Kulgam, female (30) from Baramulla, male (42) from Trakpora Baramulla, two males (54, 50) from DPL Baramulla, female (30) from Kachwa-Muqam Baramulla, male (38) from Panzla Baramulla, male (50) from Nuran Baramulla, female (37) from Khag Budgam, male (34) from Mirgund Baramulla, male (42) from Awloora, Male (32) from Dangerpora Baramulla, female (70) from Marsary, female (28), male (02) from Rajpora, Male (04) from Qalamabad, Male (45), female (38) from Hangha, female (22) from Mehrajpora Sopore, female (13) from Arampora Sopore, Male (40) from Babayousuf, male (51) from Kathi Darwaza Srinagar, male & female (age & address not available) beside male (70) from Chanapora Srinagar.

Dr Riyaz Untoo, Principal SKIMS Bemina said that out of 557 samples processed at the hospital’s lab, eight tested positive for COVID-19, six from Srinagar and two from Budgam—male (25) from Chek Kawoosa and male (40) from Palpora Magam.

The Srinagar cases include male (33) from TulsiBagh,  male (55) from Rainawari,  male (45) from Batmaloo,  male (34) from Bohri Kadal, male (38) from Baramulla and male (40) from Gogo Humhama.

According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), out of 6236 positive cases, 2507 are Active Positive, 3642 have recovered and 87 have died; 10 in Jammu division and 77 in Kashmir division.

The Bulletin further said that out of 319664 test results available, 313428 samples have been tested as negative till June 23, 2020.

Additionally, till date 261394 travelers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for surveillance which included 39760 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 29 in Hospital Quarantine, 2507 in hospital isolation and 47088 under home surveillance. Besides, 171923 persons have completed their surveillance period.

Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Bandipora has 278 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today) with 48 Active Positive, 229 recovered (including 06 cases recovered today) and 01 death; Srinagar has 723 positive cases (including 28 cases reported today) with 477 Active Positive, 226 recovered, 20 deaths; Anantnag district has 614 positive cases (including 06 cases reported today), with 165 Active Positive, 443 recovered (including 15 cases recovered today),  06 deaths; Baramulla has 633 positive cases (including 16 cases reported today) with 348 Active Positive, 271 recovered (including 04 cases reported today), 14 deaths; Shopian has 636 positive cases with 203 Active Positive, 423 recovered (including 03 recoveries reported today) and 10 deaths; Kupwara has 460 positive cases (including 07 cases reported today) with 124 Active Positive, 331 recovered (including 04 cases recovered today) and 05 deaths; Budgam has 346 positive cases, with 192 Active Positive and 148 recovered cases (including 15 cases recovered today) and 06 deaths; Ganderbal has 73 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today) with 14 active positive cases and 59 recoveries; Kulgam has 709 positive cases (including 16 cases reported today), with 216 Active Positive and  482 recoveries (including 06 cases recovered today) and 11 deaths and Pulwama reported 368 positive cases (including 45 cases reported today) with 207 active positive cases and 157 recovered (including 07 cases recovered today) and 04 deaths.

Similarly, Jammu has 311 positive cases (including 01 case reported today) with 71 active positive cases and 233 recoveries (including 29 cases recovered today) and 07 deaths; Udhampur has 214 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) with 91 active positive cases, 122 recovered (including 01 case recovered today) and 01 death; Samba has 130 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) with 71 Active Positive and 59 recoveries (including 09 cases recovered today); Rajouri has 83 positive cases with 47 active positive cases and 35 recovered and 01 death; Kathua has 201 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today) with 86 Active positive and 115 recovered (including 03 cases recovered today); Kishtwar has 25 positive cases with 10 active positive cases and 15 recovered; Ramban has 213 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today) with 79 active positive and 134 recoveries; Reasi has 35 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today) with 11 active positive and 24 recovered (including 01 case recovered today); Poonch has 114 positive cases with 29 active positive and 85 recoveries (including 06 cases recovered today) while Doda has 70 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) with 18 active positive cases and 51 recoveries (including 02 cases recovered today) and 01 death.

According to the bulletin, of the total 6236 positive cases in J&K 2088 have been reported as travelers while 4148 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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