Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Monday reported 535 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 245 from Jammu division and 290 from Kashmir division, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 37698.
Also 09 COVID-19 deaths have been reported; 03 from Jammu division and 06 from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 505 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals, 110 from Jammu Division and 395 from Kashmir Division.
The government informed that out of 966412 test results available, 928714 samples have been tested as negative till August 31, 2020.
Till date 461461 travelers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for observation which included 45562 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 7980 in isolation and 45170 under home surveillance. Besides, 362046 persons have completed their surveillance period.
The government issues handout said that the breakup represents districts from which the patients have been traced or are ordinarily residing.
As a measure for social distancing in public places and workplaces wearing a face cover is compulsory.