ammu and Kashmir on Thursday recorded 1141 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 434 from Jammu division and 707 from Kashmir division, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 142877. Also 04 COVID-19 deaths have been reported, 01 from Jammu Division and 03 from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 487 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 116 from Jammu Division and 371 from Kashmir Division.
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 142877 positive cases, 10040 are Active Positive, 130791 have recovered and 2046have died; 758 in Jammu division and 1288 in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin further said that out of 6648718test results available, 6505841 samples have been tested as negative till 15thApril, 2021.
Till date 1641528 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 71500 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 10040 in isolation and 132646in home surveillance. Besides, 1425296 persons have completed their surveillance period.
“Cases tested positive in J&K include 418 from Srinagar, 136 from Baramulla, 25 from Budgam, 21 from Pulwama, 23 from Kupwara, 30 from Anantnag, 07 from Bandipora, 13 from Ganderbal, 28 from Kulgam and 06 from Shopian in Kashmir division while as 434 from Jammu division include 215 from Jammu, 47 from Udhampur, 13 from Rajouri, 04 from Doda, 29 from Kathua, 13 from Samba, 08 from Kishtwar, 09 from Poonch, 03 from Ramban and 93 from Reasi,” officials disclosed.
According to the bulletin, among the total 142877 positive cases in J&K, 16175 have been reported as travelers while 126702 as others.
The Bulletin said that the breakup represents districts from which the patients have been traced or are ordinarily residing.
The bulletin added that there are 1091 COVID dedicated beds, 962 Isolation beds with 808 vacant beds and 129 ICU beds where 98 beds are vacant in Jammu division while there are 1570 COVID dedicated beds, 1484 Isolation beds where 858 beds are vacant and 86 ICU beds where 90are vacant beds in Kashmir division. There are a total of 2661 COVID dedicated beds, 2446 Isolation beds with 1666 beds vacant and 215 ICU beds with 188vacant beds in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
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”.