Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday reported 532 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 28021.
Moreover, 734 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals, 130 from Jammu Division and 604 from Kashmir Division.
According to government issued handout on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 28021 positive cases, 6818 are Active Positive, 20676 have recovered and 527 have died; 41 in Jammu division and 486 in Kashmir division.
The handout further said that out of 785475 test results available, 757454 samples have been tested as negative till August 15, 2020.
Additionally, till date 411618 travelers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for observation which included 42074 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 6818 in isolation and 46533 under home surveillance. Besides, 315666 persons have completed their surveillance period.
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.