ammu and Kashmir on Saturday recorded 1005 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 299 from Jammu division and 706 from Kashmir division, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 137475. Also 06 COVID-19 deaths have been reported, 05 from Jammu Division and 01 from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 359 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 102 from Jammu Division and 257 from Kashmir Division.
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 137475 positive cases, 6755 are Active Positive, 128691 have recovered and 2029have died; 752 in Jammu division and 1277 in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin further said that out of 6459007test results available, 6321532 samples have been tested as negative till 10thApril, 2021.
Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 492 cases, Baramulla 93, Budgam 25, Pulwama 31, Kupwara 14, Anantnag 32, Bandipora 05, Ganderbal 03, Kulgam 08 and Shopian 03 while as 299 from Jammu division include 183 from Jammu, 17 from Udhampur, 02 from Rajouri, 02 from Doda, 20 from Kathua, 11 from Samba, 00 from Kishtwar, 02 from Poonch, 04 from Ramban and 58 from Reasi.
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According to the bulletin, among the total 137475 positive cases in J&K, 14661 have been reported as travelers while 122814 as others.
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.”