ammu and Kashmir reported 4926 COVID cases, the highest-ever single-day count of infections so far ever since the pandemic started last year, while 52 more people succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours, officials said on Thursday.
Moreover, 2836 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 1041 from Jammu Division and 1795 from Kashmir Division.
Providing district wise details, the officials said that Srinagar reported 1070 cases, Baramulla 353, Budgam 605, Pulwama 171, Kupwara 124, Anantnag 314, Bandipora 90, Ganderbal 126, Kulgam 218, Shopian 170, Jammu 617, Udhampur 121, Rajouri 232, Doda 51, Kathua 200, Samba 131, Kishtwar 36, Poonch 124 Ramban 108 and Reasi 65.
Regarding the fresh deaths, they said, 34 were reported in Jammu and 18 deaths in Kashmir, taking the total fatality count to 2,562.
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.”