|COVID-19 death toll in JK reaches 187 as eight more persons die, 314 fresh cases reported|
|Positive cases 10827, active positive 4545, recovered 6095 |
|Jehangir Rashid |
Early Times Report
SRINAGAR, July 13: The death toll due to the Corona Virus in the union territory of Jammu & Kashmir reached 187 as eight more persons died due to the virus in the past 24 hours. In the meantime, 314 new cases of COVID-19 came to the fore from different districts of the union territory today. Reports said that while two deaths each were reported from Srinagar, Baramulla and Pulwama districts, one death each was reported from Budgam and Kupwara districts. So far 170 COVID-19 patients have died in Kashmir while as the number of casualties in Jammu are 17. Srinagar tops the list with 46 deaths.
Reports said that Srinagar reported 101 fresh cases of Corona Virus followed by Kupwara 30 cases, Jammu 25 cases, Samba 24 cases, Kulgam 21 cases, Bandipora 20 cases, Shopian and Kathua 16 cases each, Anantnag 14 cases, Budgam 11 cases, Ramban nine cases, Baramulla, Pulwama and Doda six cases each, Poonch and Kishtwar four cases each and Udhampur one case.
The Jammu & Kashmir government through the media bulletin informed that 314 new positive cases of novel Corona Virus (COVID-19), 89 from Jammu division and 225 from Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 10,827. Also eight COVID-19 deaths have been reported from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 116 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals, 53 from Jammu Division and 63 from Kashmir Division. Out of 10,827 positive cases, 4,545 are active positive, 6,095 have recovered and 187 have died; 17 in Jammu division and 170 in Kashmir division. Out of 4, 59,703 test results available, 4, 48,876 samples have tested negative till date.
Additionally, till date 3, 15,386 travelers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for surveillance which included 38,643 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 25 in hospital quarantine, 4,545 in hospital isolation and 45,093 under home surveillance. Besides, 2, 26,893 persons have completed their surveillance period.
The bulletin said that Srinagar has 1,806 positive cases, 1,236 active positive, 524 recovered, 46 deaths; Baramulla has 1326 positive cases, 746 active positive, 545 recovered, 35 deaths; Kulgam has 1021 positive cases, 333 active positive, 668 recovered, 20 deaths; Shopian has 918 positive cases, 205 active positive, 697 recovered, 16 deaths; Anantnag district has 802 positive cases, 191 active positive, 597 recovered, 14 deaths.
“Kupwara has 802 positive cases, 318 active positive, 473 recovered, 11 deaths; Pulwama has 662 positive cases, 289 active positive, 366 recovered, seven deaths; Budgam has 572 positive cases, 238 active positive, 320 recovered, 14 deaths; Bandipora has 385 positive cases, 93 active positive, 289 recovered, three deaths and Ganderbal has 201 positive cases, 107 active positive, 90 recovered,” reads the bulletin.
The bulletin said that Jammu has 513 positive cases, 165 active positive, 338 recovered, 10 deaths; Kathua has 316 positive cases, 91 active positive, 224 recovered, one death; Udhampur has 303 positive cases, 29 active positive, 273 recovered, one death; Rajouri has 275 positive cases, 185 active positive, 89 recovered, one death; Ramban has 270 positive cases, 61 active positive, 209 recovered.
“Samba has 268 positive cases, 129 active positive, 138 recovered, one death; Poonch has 146 positive cases, 24 active positive, 121 recovered, one death; Doda has 134 positive cases, 62 active positive, 70 recovered, two deaths; Reasi has 57 positive cases, 18 active positive, 39 recovered and Kishtwar has 50 positive cases, 25 active positive, 25 recovered,” reads the bulletin. Out of 10,827 positive cases in J&K, 2,925 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.