ammu and Kashmir on Wednesday recorded 1,098 fresh COVID-19 cases that took its tally to 3,03,769 while 17 more fatalities pushed the death toll to 4,118, officials said.
Officials said that 324 of the cases were reported from Jammu division and 774 from Kashmir Valley, taking the total count to 303749.About the deaths, they said, ten deaths were reported from Kashmir valley and seven from Jammu division, taling the overall toll to 4118.
Providing district-wise details, the officials said that Srinagar reported 254 cases, Baramulla 54, Budgam 113, Pulwama 65, Kupwara 75, Anantnag 69, Bandipora 23, Ganderbal 41, Kulgam 64, Shopian 16, Jammu 97, Udhampur 22, Rajouri 46, Doda 41, Kathua 18, Samba 8, Kishtwar 10, Poonch 35, Ramban 37 and Reasi 10.
According to the official handout on Covid-19, among the total 303749 positive cases in J&K, 21780 have been reported as travelers while 281969as others.
The handout added that there are 2909 COVID dedicated beds, 2495 Isolation beds with 2096 vacant beds and 414 ICU beds where 305 beds are vacant in Jammu division while there are 3353 COVID dedicated beds, 3074 Isolation beds where 2178 beds are vacant and 279 ICU beds where 219 are vacant beds in Kashmir division. There are a total of 6262 COVID dedicated beds, 5569 Isolation beds with 4274 beds vacant and 693 ICU beds with 524 vacant beds in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
The government has informed the people that, the best way to protect themselves from COVID-19 is by maintaining physical distance of at least 2 meter 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.