|COVID-19 death toll reaches 132 in JK as five more die, 183 fresh cases reported|
|Positive cases 8429, active positive 3042, recovered 5255 |
|Jehangir Rashid |
Early Times Report
SRINAGAR, July 5: The death toll due to Corona Virus in the union territory of Jammu & Kashmir continues to mount as five more people died due to the virus today. At the same time 183 fresh cases of COVID-19 were reported today from Kashmir and Jammu divisions.
Reports said that death toll due to COVID-19 reached 132 as five more people died due to the virus in the past 24 hours. Two fresh deaths were reported from Bandipora while as one death each came to the fore from Srinagar, Baramulla and Anantnag districts. Srinagar has the highest number of 31 deaths.
Reports said that Srinagar reported 59 fresh cases followed by Kupwara 20 cases, Budgam 19 cases, Samba 18 cases, Baramulla 17 cases, Ramban 10 cases, Jammu nine cases, Kathua seven cases, Kulgam, Bandipora and Pulwama four cases each, Anantnag and Doda three cases each, Udhampur and Rajouri two cases each and Shopian & Ganderbal one case each.
The Jammu & Kashmir government through the media bulletin informed that 183 new positive cases of novel Corona Virus (COVID-19), 51 from Jammu division and 132 from Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 8,429. Also five COVID-19 deaths have been reported from Kashmir Division. Moreover, 112 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals, 23 from Jammu Division and 89 from Kashmir Division. Out of 8,429 positive cases, 3,042 are active positive, 5,255 have recovered and 132 have died; 14 in Jammu division and 118 in Kashmir division. Out of 3, 99,385 test results available, 3, 90,956 samples have tested negative till date.
Additionally, till date 2, 96,591 travelers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for surveillance which included 40,149 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 42 in hospital quarantine, 3,042 in hospital isolation and 45,780 under home surveillance. Besides, 2, 07,446 persons have completed their surveillance period.
The bulletin said that Srinagar has 1151 positive cases, 697 active positive, 423 recovered, 31 deaths; Baramulla has 1023 positive cases, 561 active positive, 439 recovered, 23 deaths; Kulgam has 859 positive cases, 245 active positive, 598 recovered, 16 deaths; Shopian has 849 positive cases, 225 active positive, 611 recovered, 13 deaths; Anantnag district has 720 positive cases, 145 active positive, 564 recovered, 11 deaths.
“Kupwara has 604 positive cases, 168 active positive, 429 recovered, seven deaths; Pulwama has 538 positive cases, 267 active positive, 267, four deaths; Budgam has 486 positive cases, 203 active positive, 274 recovered, nine deaths; Bandipora has 307 positive cases, 25 active positive, 279 recovered, three deaths and Ganderbal has 119 positive cases, 44 active positive, 74 recovered, one death,” reads the bulletin.
The bulletin said that Jammu has 397 positive cases, 88 active positive, 301 recovered, eight deaths; Udhampur has 290 positive cases, 82 active positive, 207 recovered, one death; Kathua has 249 positive cases, 60 active positive, 188 recovered, one death; Ramban has 236 positive cases, 49 active positive, 187 recovered; Samba has 186 positive cases, 66 active positive, 120 recovered;
“Rajouri has 124 positive cases, 55 active positive, 68 recovered, one death; Poonch has 124 positive cases, 10 active positive, 113 recovered, one death; Doda has 93 positive cases, 31 active positive, 60 recovered, two deaths; Reasi has 45 positive cases, 13 active positive, 32 recovered and Kishtwar has 29 positive cases, eight active positive, 21 recovered,” reads the bulletin. Out of 8,429 positive cases 2481 have been reported as travelers.
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. As a measure for social distancing in public places and workplaces wearing a face cover is compulsory.