|With 590 fresh cases COVID-19 caseload in JK reaches 22006, 11 more die|
|Active positive 7567, recovered 14032, casualties 407 |
|Jehangir Rashid |
Early Times Report
SRINAGAR, Aug 3: In the union territory of Jammu & Kashmir 590 fresh cases of Corona Virus were reported today while as 11 more people died due to the virus in the past 24 hours. The total number of positive cases reached 22,006 with the total number of casualties being 407.
Srinagar reported five fresh deaths of COVID-19 followed by two deaths each in Jammu and Anantnag and a death each in Baramulla and Ganderbal districts. 377 Corona Virus deaths have been reported in Kashmir valley so far while as in Jammu division 30 such deaths have occurred. Srinagar tops the graph with 135 deaths.
Srinagar reported 180 fresh cases of Corona Virus followed by Jammu 72 cases, Ganderbal 56 cases, Budgam 39 cases, Bandipora 36 cases, Anantnag 35 cases, Kupwara 33 cases, Ramban 24 cases, Baramulla 23 cases, Pulwama and Udhampur 14 cases each, Kathua 12 cases, Kulgam and Rajouri 11 cases each, Samba and Kishtwar eight cases each, Reasi seven cases, Shopian six cases and Doda one case.
The Jammu & Kashmir administration through the media bulletin informed that 590 new positive cases of novel Corona Virus (COVID-19),157 from Jammu division and 433 from Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 22,006. Also 11 COVID-19 deaths have been reported, two from Jammu Division and nine from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 905 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals, 160 from Jammu Division and 745 from Kashmir Division. Out of 22,006 positive cases, 7,567 are active positive, 14,032 have recovered and 407 have died; 30 in Jammu division and 377 in Kashmir division. Out of 6, 62,941 test results available, 6, 40,935 samples have tested negative till date.
Additionally, till date 3, 74,160 travelers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for observation which included 45,286 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 7,567 in isolation and 41,640 under home surveillance. Besides, 2, 79,260 persons have completed their surveillance period.
The bulletin said that Srinagar has 5,333 positive cases, 2,433 active positive, 2,765 recovered, 135 deaths; Baramulla has 1,954 positive cases, 439 active positive, 1,443 recovered, 72 deaths; Pulwama has 1,614 positive cases, 760 active positive, 832 recovered, 22 deaths; Kulgam has 1,523 positive cases, 184 active positive, 1,310 recovered, 29 deaths; Shopian has 1,474 positive cases, 213 active positive, 1,238 recovered, 23 deaths.
“Anantnag district has 1,374 positive cases, 278 active positive, 1,070 recovered, 26 deaths; Budgam has 1,336 positive cases, 580 active positive, 728 recovered, 28 deaths; Kupwara has 1,141 positive cases, 184 active positive, 936 recovered, 21 deaths; Bandipora has 815 positive cases, 270 active positive, 531 recovered, 14 deaths and Ganderbal has 490 positive cases, 186 active positive, 297 recovered, seven deaths,” reads the bulletin.
The bulletin said that Jammu has 1,259 positive cases, 594 active positive, 644 recovered, 21 deaths; Rajouri has 720 positive cases, 414 active positive, 304 recovered, two deaths; Ramban has 574 positive cases, 132 active positive, 441 recovered, one death; Udhampur has 555 positive cases, 192 active positive, 362 recovered, one death; Kathua has 547 positive cases, 177 active positive, 369 recovered, one death.
“Samba has 446 positive cases, 166 active positive, 279 recovered, one death; Doda has 292 positive cases, 90 active positive, 200 recovered, two deaths; Poonch has 234 positive cases, 89 active positive, 144 recovered, one death; Reasi has 170 positive cases, 111 active positive, 59 recovered and Kishtwar has 155 positive cases, 75 active positive, 80 recovered,” reads the bulletin. Out of 22,006 positive cases in J&K, 4,545 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.