Srinagar : Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday reported 1467 new positive cases of deadly virus (COVID-19), 785 from Jammu division and 682 from Kashmir division, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 59711. Also 19 COVID-19 deaths have been reported; 14 from Jammu division and 05 from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 712 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals, 270 from Jammu Division and 442 from Kashmir Division.
According to government issued handout on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 59711 positive cases, 20239 are Active Positive, 38521 have recovered and 951 have died; 199 in Jammu division and 752 in Kashmir division.
Till date 535846 travelers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for observation which included 30027 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 20239 in isolation and 65260 under home surveillance. Besides, 419369 persons have completed their surveillance period.
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 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.
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 hand washing with soap and water.”
The handout has informed that the Directorate of Indian Systems of Medicine, J&K is distributing AYUSH Medicines having immunity boosting, immuno-modulator, anti-oxidant, rejuvenator, anti-stress, metabolism regulator, anti-allergic, anti-pyretic, anti-tussive, bronchodilator, etc properties during the COVID-19 pandemic. The department so far has provided medicine to 9.38 lakh people that include various frontline workers, senior citizens, PRIs, police/paramilitary personals and general masses. Moreover, preventive measures and Yoga therapies are also being advised to the people to take care of lifestyle/mental disorders so that physical and mental health is ensured during this pandemic.