Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday reported 708 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 102 from Jammu division and 606 from Kashmir division, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 30034.
Moreover, 611 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals, 175 from Jammu Division and 436 from Kashmir Division.
According to the government handout on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 30034 positive cases, 6965 are Active Positive, 22497 have recovered and 572 have died; 41 in Jammu division and 531 in Kashmir division.
The handout further said that out of 822574 test results available, 792540 samples have been tested as negative till August 19, 2020.
Additionally, till date 421057 travelers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for observation which included 42323 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 6965 in isolation and 44417 under home surveillance. Besides, 326780 persons have completed their surveillance period.
According to the government issued handout, of the total 30034 positive cases in J&K 5647 have been reported as travelers while 24387 as others.
The handout 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.