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JK witnesses steep hike in Corona Virus cases, positive cases reach 94
With 4 recoveries, 2 deaths number of active cases are 88
4/4/2020 11:17:47 PM
Jehangir Rashid

Early Times Report

SRINAGAR, Apr 4: The union territory of Jammu & Kashmir saw a significant spike in the Corona Virus patients as 19 more persons tested positive for the virus today. While 16 persons tested positive from Kashmir, three others tested positive from the Jammu division.
With today’s 19 more cases the number of positive cases in Jammu & Kashmir has reached 94. As four persons have recovered from the Virus and two others have died the number of active cases in the union territory is 88.
In the Kashmir valley the fresh cases were reported from North Kashmir districts of Baramulla, Bandipora, Kupwara and South Kashmir’s Shopian district. In the Jammu division the fresh cases were reported from Udhampur district.
In Jammu & Kashmir, Srinagar tops with 27 cases followed by Bandipora with 16 cases. The Jammu and Udhampur districts each have nine cases of Corona Virus with Budgam and Baramulla each having eight cases. Kupwara has six cases while as Shopian has five cases with Rajouri and Pulwama having three cases each.
The government through the media bulletin informed that 17 new positive cases of novel Corona Virus (COVID-19), three from Jammu division and 14 from Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 92. However, in the evening two more cases were reported from the Shopian district. The bulletin said that out of 92 positive cases, 86 are Active Positive, four have recovered and two have died.
“Furthermore, till date 28545 travelers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been put under surveillance which include 10606 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 682 in Hospital Quarantine, 86 in hospital isolation and 12795 under home surveillance,” said the media bulletin.
The media bulletin said that besides, 4376 persons have completed their 28 days surveillance period. It said that till date 1397 samples have been sent for testing of which 1250 have tested as negative and 55 reports are awaited till April 4, 2020.
The bulletin urged the general public to stay indoors, strictly implement social distancing measures, disclose recent travel history to COVID-19 affected countries and report any contact with positive cases voluntarily.
“People who are not suffering from medical conditions or having breathing difficulties may use the handmade reusable face cover, particularly when they step out of their house. These face covers could be made out of clean cloth available at home, which needs to be thoroughly cleaned and washed before a face cover is stitched/made. The face cover should be prepared in such a manner that it can cover the mouth and nose completely and can be tied over the face easily,” reads the advisory issued through the bulletin.
Furthermore, it said two sets of such face covers be made so that one can be washed while the other is used. “Hand washing would still remain essential criteria and hand should be washed before wearing the face cover. There must not be sharing of face covers and a face cover must be used by only one individual.”
It was informed Aarogya Setu a mobile application has been developed by the Government of India that uses Bluetooth and GPS to inform you when you might possibly be at risk of exposure. The users of the app shall be informed regarding risks, best practices and relevant advisories pertaining to the containment of COVID-19. This app, advisory said also helps people to assess themselves the risk for their catching the COVID-19 infection. The app is available for free on IOS and Android.
Advisory urged religious leaders not to allow and carry any social ceremony including solemnizing marriages at religious places that can defeat the purpose of social distancing and make people vulnerable for COVID-19.
Stressing to avoid unnecessary visit to hospitals, advisory said in case anyone develops fever, cough and difficulty in breathing, seek medical advice promptly. “People should call on Covid-19 helpline numbers so that they can be provided correct medical advice and directed to the right health facility, if needed.”
With regard to personal hygiene, advisory stressed on frequent hand washing with soap and water and to observe, coughing and sneezing etiquettes.
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