SRINAGAR: The Government on Wednesday informed that 559 new positive cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19),96 from Jammu division and 463 from Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 22955. Also 09 COVID-19 deaths have been reported; 01 from Jammu division and 08 from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 388 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals, 91 from Jammu Division and 297 from Kashmir Division.
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), out of 22955 positive cases, 7285 are Active Positive, 15244 have recovered and 426 have died; 31 in Jammu division and 395 in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin further said that out of 679415 test results available, 656460 samples have been tested as negative till August 05, 2020.
Additionally, till date 379311 travelers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for observation which included 43206 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 7285 in isolation and 43604 under home surveillance. Besides, 284790 persons have completed their surveillance period.
Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 5590 positive cases (including 160 cases reported today) with 2400 Active Positive, 3049 recovered (including 55 cases recovered today), 141 deaths; Baramulla has 1997 positive cases (including 29 cases reported today) with 393 Active Positive, 1531 recovered (including 79 cases recovered today), 73 deaths; Pulwama reported 1733 positive cases (including 105 cases reported today) with 758 active positive cases and 951 recovered (including 70 cases recovered today) and 24 deaths; Kulgam has 1552 positive cases (including 27 cases reported today) with 186 Active Positive and 1337 recoveries (including 15 cases recovered today) and 29 deaths; Shopian has 1492 positive cases (including 07 cases reported today) with 213 Active Positive, 1256 recovered (including 18 cases recovered today) and 23 deaths; Anantnag district has 1417 positive cases (including 07 cases reported today) with 260 Active Positive, 1129 recovered (including 14 cases recovered today), 28 deaths; Budgam has 1386 positive cases (including 41 cases reported today) with 453 Active Positive and 900 recovered (including 22 cases recovered today) cases and 33 deaths; Kupwara has 1163 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) with 185 Active Positive, 957 recovered (including 17 cases recovered today), 21 deaths; Bandipora has 865 positive cases (including 44 cases reported today) with 310 Active Positive, 539 recovered (including 07 cases recovered today) and 16 deaths and Ganderbal has 560 positive cases (including 41 cases reported today) with 222 active positive cases and 331 recoveries and 07 deaths.
Similarly, Jammu has 1361 positive cases (including 61 cases reported today) with 626 active positive cases and 714 recoveries (including 18 cases recovered today), 21 deaths; Rajouri has 746 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today) with 259 active positive cases, 485 recovered (including 34 cases recovered today), 02 deaths; Ramban has 574 positive cases with 131 active positive, 442 recoveries, 01 death; Kathua has 559 positive cases (including 08 cases reported today) with 131 Active positive, 427 recovered (including 16 cases recovered today), 01 death; Udhampur has 593 positive cases (including 12 cases reported today) with 219 active positive cases, 372 recovered (including 08 cases recovered today), 02 death; Samba has 462 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today) with 174 Active Positive and 287 recoveries (including 07 cases recovered today), 01 death; Doda has 299 positive cases with 79 active positive cases, 218 recoveries (including 01 recovery today), 02 deaths; Poonch has 251 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today) with 95 active positive, 155 recoveries (including 03 cases recovered today),01 death; Reasi has 198 positive cases with 138 active positive, 60 recoveries and Kishtwar has 157 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) with 53 active positive cases; 104 recoveries (including 04 cases recovered today).
According to the bulletin, of the total 22955 positive cases in J&K 4683 have been reported as travelers while 18272 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 Corona virus 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.