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Six more deaths push COVID-19 death toll to 138, 246 new cases reported
Positive cases 8675, active positive 3219, recovered 5318
7/7/2020 12:35:54 AM
Jehangir Rashid

Early Times Report

SRINAGAR, July 6: There seems to be no let up in the Corona Virus deaths in the Kashmir valley as six more people died due to the virus in the past 24 hours. In the meantime, 246 new cases of COVID-19 were reported today.
Reports said that following the death of six more people the death toll due to Corona Virus in the union territory of Jammu & Kashmir reached 138. Three fresh deaths were reported from Baramulla followed by Srinagar with two deaths and Budgam one death. Srinagar continues to top the list with 33 deaths.
Reports said that Srinagar reported 65 fresh cases followed by Kulgam 49 cases, Baramulla 41 cases, Pulwama 34 cases, Samba 13 cases, Shopian 12 cases, Jammu six cases, Kathua five cases, Rajouri four cases, Kupwara, Budgam, Kathua and Reasi three cases each and Anantnag, Bandipora, Ganderbal, Poonch Udhampur one case each.
The Jammu & Kashmir government through the media bulletin informed that 246 new positive cases of novel Corona Virus (COVID-19), 36 from Jammu division and 210 from Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 8,675. Also six COVID-19 deaths have been reported from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 63 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals, eight from Jammu Division and 55 from Kashmir Division. Out of 8,675 positive cases, 3,219 are active positive, 5,318 have recovered and 138 have died; 14 in Jammu division and 124 in Kashmir division. Out of 4, 06,212 test results available, 3, 97,537 samples have tested as negative till date.
Additionally, till date 2, 99,748 travelers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for surveillance which included 40,157 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 47 in hospital quarantine, 3,219 in hospital isolation and 46,777 under home surveillance. Besides, 2, 09,410 persons have completed their surveillance period.
The bulletin said that Srinagar has 1,216 positive cases, 738 active positive, 445 recovered, 33 deaths; Baramulla has 1,064 positive cases, 588 active positive, 450 recovered, 26 deaths; Kulgam has 908 positive cases, 294 active positive, 598 recovered, 16 deaths; Shopian has 861 positive cases, 233 active positive, 615 recovered, 13 deaths; Anantnag district has 721 positive cases, 146 active positive, 564 recovered, 11 deaths.
“Kupwara has 607 positive cases, 165 active positive, 435 recovered, seven deaths; Pulwama has 572 positive cases, 301 active positive, 267 recovered, four deaths; Budgam has 489 positive cases, 198 active positive, 281 recovered, 10 deaths; Bandipora has 308 positive cases, 24 active positive, 281 recovered, three deaths and Ganderbal has 120 positive cases, 42 active positive, 77 recovered, one death,” reads the bulletin.
The bulletin said that Jammu has 403 positive cases, 90 active positive, 305 recovered, eight deaths; Udhampur has 291 positive cases, 83 active positive, 207 recovered, one death; Kathua has 254 positive cases, 63 active positive, 190 recovered, one death; Ramban has 239 positive cases, 52 active positive, 187 recovered; Samba has 199 positive cases, 79 active positive, 120 recovered.
“Rajouri has 128 positive cases, 58 active positive, 69 recovered, one death; Poonch has 125 positive cases, 10 active positive, 114 recovered, one death; Doda has 93 positive cases, 31 active positive, 60 recovered, two deaths; Reasi has 48 positive cases, 16 active positive, 32 recovered and Kishtwar has 29 positive cases, eight active positive, 21 recovered,” reads the bulletin. Out of 8,675 positive cases 2516 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.
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