Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday reported 610 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 118 from Jammu division and 492 from Kashmir division, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 31981.
Moreover, 593 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals, 141 from Jammu Division and 452 from Kashmir Division.
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 31981 positive cases, 6975 are Active Positive, 24398 have recovered and 608 have died; 45 in Jammu division and 563 in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin further said that out of 855991 test results available, 824010 samples have been tested as negative till August 22, 2020.
Additionally, till date 430647 travelers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for observation which included 43363 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 6975 in isolation and 42948 under home surveillance. Besides, 336753 persons have completed their surveillance period.
According to the bulletin, of the total 31981 positive cases in J&K 5840 have been reported as travelers while 26141 as others.
The Bulletin said that the breakup represents districts from which the patients have been traced or are ordinarily residing.
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.”
In case of any emergency people can avail free ambulance services 24×7 at their doorsteps by calling on toll-free number 108 while as pregnant women and sick infants can avail free ambulance services by dialing toll-free number 102.