SRINAGAR: The government on Sunday stated that 183 new positive cases of novel Coronavirus, 51 from Jammu division and 132 from Kashmir division, have been reported, thus taking the total number of positive cases in UT to 8429. Besides, also five deaths have been reported due to the virus in Kashmir Division.
As per the official spokesman, 112 more Covid-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals, 23 from Jammu Division and 89 from Kashmir Division.
According to the daily media bulletin, out of 8429 positive cases, 3042 are active positive, 5255 have recovered and 132 have died; 14 in Jammu division and 118 in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin further said that out of 399385 test results available, 390956 samples have been tested as negative till July 5, 2020.
Additionally, till date, 296591 travelers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for surveillance which included 40149 persons in-home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 42 in Hospital Quarantine, 3,042 in hospital isolation and 45780 under home surveillance. Besides, 207446 persons have completed their surveillance period.
According to the bulletin, of the total 8429 positive cases in J&K 2481 have been reported as travelers while 5948 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 that “the best way to protect themselves from Covid-19 is by maintaining a physical distance of at least 2 metres 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.”