Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday reported 564 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 25931.
Due to this virus (COVID-19) 12 deaths have been reported; 02 from Jammu division and 10 from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 604 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals, 149 from Jammu Division and 455 from Kashmir Division.
Additionally, till date 398400 travelers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for observation which included 40902 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 7462 in isolation and 49355 under home surveillance. Besides, 300191 persons have completed their surveillance period.
According to the government, of the total 25931 positive cases in J&K 5135 have been reported as travelers while 20796 as others.
The government issued handout said that the breakup represents districts from which the patients have been traced or are ordinarily residing.
Government 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.