Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Friday reported 696 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 202 from Jammu division and 494 from Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 35831.
Also 07 COVID-19 deaths have been reported from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 651 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals, 195 from Jammu Division and 456 from Kashmir Division.
According to the government issued handout on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 35831 positive cases, 7781 are Active Positive, 27372 have recovered and 678 have died; 57 in Jammu division and 621 in Kashmir division.
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The government said that out of 929733 test results available, 893902 samples have been tested as negative till August 28, 2020.
Till date 450979 travelers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for observation which included 44423 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 7781 in isolation and 42334 under home surveillance. Besides, 355763 persons have completed their surveillance period.
The government has informed that the Directorate of Indian Systems of Medicine, J&K is distributing AYUSH Medicines having immunity boosting, immuno-modulator, anti-oxidant, rejuvenator, anti-stress, metabolism regulator, anti-allergic, anti-pyretic, anti-tussive, bronchodilator, etc properties during the COVID-19 pandemic. The department so far has provided medicine to 8.49 lakh people that include various frontline workers, senior citizens, PRIs, police/paramilitary personals and general masses. Moreover, preventive measures and Yoga therapies are also being advised to the people to take care of lifestyle/mental disorders so that physical and mental health is ensured during this pandemic.
Public is advised to strictly follow the advisories issued by the government from time to time and rely only on the information released by the government through the daily media bulletin to print and electronic media.