ammu and Kashmir on Monday reported 442 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19),162from Jammu division and 280 from Kashmir division, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 133454.Also 02 COVID-19 deaths have been reported from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 241 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 60 from Jammu Division and 181 from Kashmir Division.
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 133454 positive cases, 4154 are Active Positive, 127290 have recovered and 2010have died; 741 in Jammu division and 1269 in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin further said that out of 6246356 test results available, 6112902 samples have been tested as negative till 05thApril, 2021.
Till date 1547565 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 53701 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 4154 in isolation and 121370in home surveillance. Besides, 1366330 persons have completed their surveillance period.
Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 29948 positive cases (including 141 cases reported today) with 1560 Active Positive, 27914recovered (including 107 cases recovered today), 474 deaths; Baramulla has 9230 positive cases (including 47 cases reported today)with 618Active Positive, 8431 recovered (including 30 cases recovered today), 181 deaths; Budgam reported 8417 positive cases (including 19 cases reported today)with 313 active positive cases, 7983 recovered (including 15cases recovered today), 121 deaths; Pulwama has 6032 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today)with 103 Active Positive, 5837 recoveredand 92 deaths; Kupwara has 5878 positive cases (including 21 cases reported today), 115 Active Positive, 5666recoveries (including 08 cases recovered today), 97 deaths; Anantnag district has 5243 positive cases (including 09 cases reported today)with 90 Active Positive, 5057 recovered (including 07 cases recovered today), 96 deaths; Bandipora has 4819 positive cases (including 11 cases reported today), with73 Active Positive and 4683 recoveries (including 04 cases recovered today), 63 deaths; Ganderbal has 4751 positive cases (including 06 cases reported today)with 53 Active Positive, 4649 recoveries (including 02 cases recovered today)and49deaths; Kulgam has 2936 positive cases (including 21 cases reported today)with 169 Active Positive, 2711 recoveries (including 04 cases recovered today)and 56 deaths while as Shopian has 2671 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today),36 active positive cases, 2595 recoveries (including 04 cases recovered today)and 40 deaths.
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According to the bulletin, among the total 133454 positive cases in J&K, 13809 have been reported as travelers while 119645 as others.
The Bulletin said that the breakup represents districts from which the patients have been traced or are ordinarily residing.
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”.
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.”