ammu and Kashmir on Friday recorded 1144 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 414 from Jammu division and 730 from Kashmir division, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 144021. Also 02 COVID-19 deaths have been reported, 01 from Jammu Division and 01 from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 562 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 161 from Jammu Division and 401 from Kashmir Division.
According to the official Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 144021 positive cases, 10620 are Active Positive, 131353 have recovered and 2048have died; 759 in Jammu division and 1289 in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin further said that out of 6683730test results available, 6539709 samples have been tested as negative till 16thApril, 2021.
Till date 1650559 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 69214 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 10620 in isolation and 127267in home surveillance. Besides, 1441410 persons have completed their surveillance period.
“Cases tested positive in J&K include 407 from Srinagar, 89 from Baramulla, 97 from Budgam, 45 from Pulwama, 11 from Kupwara, 30 from Anantnag, 12 from Bandipora, 05 from Ganderbal, 33 from Kulgam and 01 from Shopian in Kashmir division while as 414 from Jammu division include 223 from Jammu, 29 from Udhampur, 33 from Rajouri, 10 from Doda, 32 from Kathua, 23 from Samba, 04 from Kishtwar, 06 from Poonch, 11 from Ramban and 43 from Reasi,” officials disclosed.
According to the bulletin, among the total 144021 positive cases in J&K, 16355 have been reported as travelers while 127666 as others.
The bulletin added that there are 1109 COVID dedicated beds, 972 Isolation beds with 808 vacant beds and 137 ICU beds where 91 beds are vacant in Jammu division while there are 1289 COVID dedicated beds, 1177 Isolation beds where 807 beds are vacant and 112 ICU beds where 90are vacant beds in Kashmir division. There are a total of 2398 COVID dedicated beds, 2149 Isolation beds with 1615 beds vacant and 249 ICU beds with 181vacant beds in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
The Central Government is continuously monitoring the evolving situation of Covid-19 in the Union Territory and is providing all necessary support towards effective containment of the spread of Covid-19 and better clinical management of positive cases.
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.
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 hand washing with soap and water.”