Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir UT on Friday reported 654 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 114 from Jammu division and 540 from Kashmir division, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 31371.
Moreover, 580 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals, 119 from Jammu Division and 461 from Kashmir Division.
According to government issued handout on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 31371 positive cases, 6973 are Active Positive, 23805 have recovered and 593 have died; 41 in Jammu division and 552 in Kashmir division.
Additionally, till date 426670 travelers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for observation which included 42078 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 6973 in isolation and 43232 under home surveillance. Besides, 333794 persons have completed their surveillance period.
The handout issued by government said that the breakup represents districts from which the patients have been traced or are ordinarily residing.
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.