ammu and Kashmir on Tuesday recorded 1269 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 582 from Jammu division and 687 from Kashmir division, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 140650. Also 03 COVID-19 deaths have been reported, 02 from Jammu Division and 01 from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 493 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 101 from Jammu Division and 392 from Kashmir Division.
According to the official Media Bulletin on novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), out of 140650 positive cases, 8681 are Active Positive, 129932 have recovered and 2037 have died; 754 in Jammu division and 1283 in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin further said that out of 6573965 test results available, 6433315 samples have been tested as negative till 13thApril, 2021.
Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar reports 423 cases, Baramulla 98, Budgam 42, Pulwama 28, Kupwara 24, Anantnag 29, Bandipora 12, Ganderbal 15, Kulgam 09, Shopian 07, Jammu 191, Rajouri 17, Udhampur 265, Doda 02, Kathua 26, Poonch 06, Samba 11, Kishtwar 0, Ramban 02 and Reasi 62.
The Central Government is continuously monitoring the evolving situation of Covid-19 in the Union Territory and is providing all necessary support towards effective containment of the spread of Covid-19 and better clinical management of positive cases.
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”.