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COVID-19 : JK reports 155 new cases, tally reaches 2601
6/1/2020 11:14:41 PM
Jehangir Rashid

Early Times Report

SRINAGAR, June 1: For the second time in the recent past Jammu division out scored Kashmir division in the Corona Virus cases while as three more deaths took place due to COVID-19 in the union territory of Jammu & Kashmir.
Reports said that three more deaths due to Corona Virus took place in Jammu & Kashmir in the past 24 hours. These include a 70-year-old man from Kachdoora area of Shopian, 45-year-old man from Ramnagri, Shopian and 42-year-old man from Doda.
The 70- year-old man from Kachdoora, Shopian district was brought dead to district hospital Pulwama on Monday morning after which his samples for Covid-19 were taken. His test turned out positive by this evening and his death was attributed to Corona Virus although he had other ailments as well.
A 45-year old man from Shopian was admitted at SKIMS-Soura on Sunday and later his samples were taken. The patient who was having many underlying problems expired on during night and his samples came positive on Monday afternoon. His death was also attributed to COVID-19.
Doctors from GMC Jammu said that a 72-year-old man from Doda who tested positive for Covid-19 on Sunday died at GMC Jammu on Monday afternoon. They said that patient had multiple underlying problems including heart ailments. This is the first Corona Virus death in Doda district.
In the meantime Jammu division reported more cases of Corona Virus than Kashmir valley in the past 24 hours. While Jammu reported 99 fresh cases the Kashmir valley reported 56 fresh cases. In all 155 fresh cases of COVID-19 were reported in the union territory. As a result of this the positive cases of Corona Virus reached 2601. Of the total positive cases 1186 have been reported as travelers.
Reports said that Ramban reported 53 cases followed by Doda 21 cases, Anantnag 12 cases, Kupwara 11 cases, Srinagar 10 cases, Jammu eight cases, Kulgam and Baramulla six cases each, Shopian and Kathua five cases each, Pulwama and Kishtwar four cases each, Rajouri three cases, Ganderbal, Udhampur and Poonch two cases each and Samba one case.
The Jammu & Kashmir government through the media bulletin informed that 155 new positive cases of novel Corona Virus (COVID-19), 99 from Jammu division and 56 from Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 2601. Also, three COVID-19 deaths, one from Jammu division and two from Kashmir division have been reported.
Moreover, 19 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals, 11 from Jammu division and 08 from Kashmir division. Out of 2601 positive cases, 1624 are active positive, 946 have recovered and 31 have died; four in Jammu division and 27 in Kashmir division. It said that out of 1, 76,309 test results available, 1, 73,708 samples have tested negative till date.
Additionally, till date 1, 76,805 travelers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for surveillance which included 38,276 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 38 in hospital quarantine, 1,624 in hospital isolation and 48,964 under home surveillance. Besides, 87,872 persons have completed their surveillance period.
The bulletin said that Anantnag district has 350 positive cases, 221 active positive, 124 recovered, five deaths; Kulgam has 300 positive cases, 264 active positive, 32 recoveries, four deaths; Srinagar has 290 positive cases, 142 active positive, 141 recovered, seven deaths; Kupwara has 279 positive cases, 204 active positive, 75 recovered; Baramulla has 238 positive cases, 130 active positive, 103 recovered, five deaths.
“Shopian has 175 positive cases, 64 active positive, 108 recovered, three deaths; Bandipora has 146 positive cases, 11 active positive, 134 recovered, one death; Budgam has 110 positive cases, 47 active positive, 61 recovered, two deaths; Pulwama has 77 positive cases, 64 active positive, 13 recovered and Ganderbal has 34 positive cases, 10 active positive, 24 recoveries,” reads the bulletin.
The bulletin said that Jammu has 144 positive cases, 101 active positive, 41 recoveries, two deaths; Ramban has 144 positive cases, 128 active positive, 16 recoveries; Kathua has 78 positive cases, 53 active positive, 25 recovered; Udhampur has 67 positive cases, 40 active positive, 26 recovered, one death; Samba has 44 positive cases, 31 active positive, 13 recoveries.
“Poonch has 40 active positive cases; Rajouri has 33 positive cases, 28 active positive, five recovered; Doda has 26 positive cases, 24 active positive, one recovered, one death; Reasi has 14 positive cases, 11 active positive, three recovered and Kishtwar has 12 positive cases, 11 active positive one recovered,” reads the bulletin.
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 metres 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.
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