ammu and Kashmir on Wednesday recorded 1086 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 402 from Jammu division and 684 from Kashmir division, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 141736. Also 05 COVID-19 deaths have been reported, 03 from Jammu Division and 02 from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 372 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 112 from Jammu Division and 260 from Kashmir Division.
According to the official Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 141736 positive cases, 9390 are Active Positive, 130304 have recovered and 2042have died; 757 in Jammu division and 1285 in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin further said that out of 6611924test results available, 6470188 samples have been tested as negative till 14thApril, 2021.
Till date 1633270 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 65515 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 9390 in isolation and 132079in home surveillance. Besides, 1424244 persons have completed their surveillance period.
Providing district-wise break-up of the cases, they said, Srinagar reported 388 cases, Baramulla 107,
Budgam 53, Pulwama 12, Kupwara 23, Anantnag 29, Bandipora 23, Ganderbal 19, Kulgam 19, Shopian 11, Jammu 199, Udhampur 37, Rajouri 12, Doda 1, Kathua 23, Samba 19, Kishtwar 0, Poonch 19, Ramban 7 and Reasi 85.
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.”