ammu and Kashmir on Saturday recorded 1145 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 503 from Jammu division and 642 from Kashmir division, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 145166. Also 03 COVID-19 deaths have been reported, 02 from Jammu Division and 01 from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 852 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 373 from Jammu Division and 479 from Kashmir Division.
According to the official Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 145166 positive cases, 10910 are Active Positive, 132205 have recovered and 2051have died; 761 in Jammu division and 1290 in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin said that out of 6720261test results available, 6575095 samples have been tested as negative till 17thApril, 2021.
Providing district wise details, the bulletin informed that Srinagar reported 319 cases, Baramulla 112, Budgam 55, Pulwama 30, Kupwara 17, Anantnag 26, Bandipora 17, Ganderbal 44, Kulgam 21, Shopian 1, Jammu 264, Udhampur 22, Rajouri 28, Doda 9, Kathua 47, Samba 35, Kishtwar 5, Poonch 9, Ramban 4 and Reasi 80.
According to the bulletin, among the total 145166 positive cases in J&K, 16550 have been reported as travelers while 128616 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.”
In case of any emergency people can avail free ambulance services 24×7 at their doorsteps by calling on toll-free number 108 while as pregnant women and sick infants can avail free ambulance services by dialing toll-free number 102.