ammu and Kashmir on Saturday recorded 501 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 108 from Jammu division and 393 from Kashmir division, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 132439.Also 02 COVID-19 deaths have been reported from Jammu Division.
Moreover, 140 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 31 from Jammu Division and 109 from Kashmir Division.
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 132439 positive cases, 3574 are Active Positive, 126860 have recovered and 2005have died; 740 in Jammu division and 1265 in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin further said that out of 6168752test results available, 6036313 samples have been tested as negative till 03rdApril, 2021.
Till date 1530491 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 45150 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 3574 in isolation and 122849in home surveillance. Besides, 1356913 persons have completed their surveillance period.
Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar reported 207 cases, Baramulla 89, Budgam 35, 14 from Pulwama, 12 from Kupwara, 11 from Anantnag, 08 from Bandipora, 05 from Ganderbal, 09 from Kulgam and 03 from Shopian in Kashmir division while as 108 from Jammu division include 69 from Jammu, 05 from Udhampur, 04 from Rajouri, 01 from Doda, 18 from Kathua, 08 from Samba, 00 from Kishtwar, 01 from Poonch, 01 from Ramban and 01 from Reasi.
According to the bulletin, among the total 132439 positive cases in J&K, 13615 have been reported as travelers while 118824 as others.
The Bulletin said that the breakup represents districts from which the patients have been traced or are ordinarily residing.
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.”
People are also advised to refrain from spreading rumors and pay no heed to them at the same time.