|2 more deaths push number of COVID-19 victims in JK to 23, for a change Jammu reports more cases than Kashmir|
|Positive cases 1668, active cases 836, recoveries 809|
Early Times Report
SRINAGAR, May 25: The death toll due to Corona Virus in the union territory of Jammu & Kashmir reached 23 today as a person each from Jammu and Kashmir divisions tested positive for COVID-19 days after their death. In the meantime, 47 fresh cases of Corona Virus were reported from the union territory today. For a change Jammu division recorded more cases than Kashmir division. While Jammu reported 33 fresh cases, 14 such cases came to the fore from Kashmir valley. Those who tested positive today include wife and son of an advisor to Lieutenant Governor G C Murmu.
Reports said that an Income Tax lawyer putting at Trikuta Nagar in Jammu tested positive for COVID-19 after he died yesterday at the ASCOMS hospital.
Officials said that the advocate had some other problems and he died due to those health issues. His COVID-19 test report was pending and it was received today with him being confirmed as positive.
From the Kashmir valley a 65 years old female from Bugam in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district tested positive today, two days after her death. Reports said that the woman was admitted at SMHS hospital in Srinagar as a case of bilateral pneumonia on May 22 and she passed away on May 23. Today her COVID-19 reports were received and she was declared Corona Virus patient.
In the meantime, 47 fresh cases of COVID-19 were reported from Jammu & Kashmir today. While Jammu reported 21 such cases, Anantnag reported five cases, Kathua four cases, Srinagar and Kulgam three cases each, Udhampur, Poonch and Reasi reported two cases each, Shopian, Kupwara, Ramban, Doda and Pulwama reporting one case each.
The Jammu & Kashmir government through the media bulletin informed that 47 new positive cases of novel Corona Virus (COVID-19), 33 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 1668.
Also, two deaths, one each from Jammu and Kashmir division have been reported whose sample tested positive for COVID-19. Out of 1668 positive cases, 836 are active positive, 809 have recovered and 23 have died; three in Jammu division and 20 in Kashmir division. The bulletin said that out of 1, 34,188 test results available, 1, 32,520 samples have been tested as negative till May 25, 2020.
Additionally, till date 1, 34,873 travelers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for surveillance which included 30,923 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 60 in hospital quarantine, 836 in hospital isolation and 30,521 under home surveillance. Besides, 72,510 persons have completed their surveillance period.
The bulletin said that Anantnag district has 278 positive cases, 165 active positive, 109 recovered, four deaths; Kulgam has 227 positive cases, 209 active positive, 15 recoveries, three deaths; Srinagar has 182 positive cases, 51 active positive, 125 recovered, six deaths; Bandipora has 139 positive cases, nine active positive, 129 recovered, one death; Baramulla has 137 positive cases with 35 active positive, 98 recovered, four deaths.
“Kupwara has 165 positive cases, 95 active positive, 70 recovered; Shopian has 129 positive cases, 22 active positive, 107 recovered; Budgam has 64 positive cases, 15 active positive, 47 recovered, two deaths; Ganderbal has 27 positive cases, three active positive, 24 recoveries and Pulwama reported 26 positive cases, 16 active positive, 10 recovered,” reads the bulletin.
The bulletin said that Jammu has 99 positive cases, 63 active positive, 34 recoveries, two deaths; Kathua has 49 positive cases, 43 active positive, six recovered; Ramban has 45 positive cases, 44 active positive, one recovered; Udhampur has 37 positive cases, 15 active positive, 21 recovered, one death; Samba has 27 positive cases, 20 active positive, seven recoveries.
“Rajouri has 13 positive cases, nine active positive, four recovered; Kishtwar has eight positive cases, seven active positive, one recovered; Poonch has eight active positive cases, Reasi has six positive cases, five active positive, one recovered, while as Doda has two active positive cases,” reads the bulletin.
The advisory through the media bulletin has informed the public to maintain physical distance of at least 2 metres from others, frequently cleaning hands with an alcohol based hand sanitizer or washing them with soap and water besides following good respiratory etiquettes and hygiene which is the best way to protect themselves from COVID-19.
“People are strongly advised to avoid going to crowded places, as they are more likely to come into close contact with someone who has COVID-19 and it is more difficult to maintain physical distance with others at these places”, as per the bulletin. As a measure for social distancing in public places and workplaces wearing a face cover is compulsory.