|COVID-19 caseload in JK reaches 22955 as 559 fresh cases reported, nine more deaths |
|Active positive 7285, recovered 15244, casualties 426 |
|Jehangir Rashid |
Early Times Report
SRINAGAR, Aug 5: With 559 fresh cases of Corona Virus being reported today the number of positive cases in union territory of Jammu & Kashmir reached 22,955 even as nine more people died due to virus in past 24 hours.
Srinagar reported three fresh deaths of COVID-19 followed by Anantnag and Budgam two deaths each and a death each in Jammu and Bandipora districts. So far 395 people have died due to Corona Virus while as the number of casualties in Jammu are 31. Srinagar tops the graph with 141 deaths.
As far as new cases are concerned Srinagar reported 160 cases followed by Pulwama 105 cases, Jammu 61 cases, Bandipora 44 cases, Budgam and Ganderbal 41 cases each, Baramulla 29 cases, Kulgam 27 cases, Udhampur 12 cases, Kathua eight cases, Shopian and Anantnag seven cases each, Rajouri and Samba five cases each, Poonch three cases, Kupwara and Kishtwar two cases each.
The Jammu & Kashmir administration through the media bulletin informed that 559 new positive cases of novel Corona Virus (COVID-19), 96 from Jammu division and 463 from Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 22,955. Also nine COVID-19 deaths have been reported; one from Jammu division and eight from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 388 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals, 91 from Jammu Division and 297 from Kashmir Division. Out of 22,955 positive cases, 7,285 are active positive, 15,244 have recovered and 426 have died; 31 in Jammu division and 395 in Kashmir division. Out of 6, 79,415 test results available, 6, 56,460 samples have tested negative till date.
Additionally, till date 3, 79,311 travelers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for observation which included 43,206 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 7,285 in isolation and 43,604 under home surveillance. Besides, 2, 84,790 persons have completed their surveillance period.
The bulletin said that Srinagar has 5,590 positive cases, 2,400 active positive, 3,049 recovered, 141 deaths; Baramulla has 1,997 positive cases, 393 active positive, 1,531 recovered, 73 deaths; Pulwama has 1,733 positive cases, 758 active positive, 951 recovered, 24 deaths; Kulgam has 1,552 positive cases, 186 active positive, 1,337 recovered, 29 deaths; Shopian has 1,492 positive cases, 213 active positive, 1,256 recovered, 23 deaths.
“Anantnag district has 1,417 positive cases, 260 active positive, 1,129 recovered, 28 deaths; Budgam has 1,386 positive cases, 453 active positive, 900 recovered, 33 deaths; Kupwara has 1,163 positive cases, 185 active positive, 957 recovered, 21 deaths; Bandipora has 865 positive cases, 310 active positive, 539 recovered, 16 deaths and Ganderbal has 560 positive cases, 222 active positive, 331 recovered, seven deaths,” reads the bulletin.
The bulletin said that Jammu has 1,361 positive cases, 626 active positive, 714 recovered, 21 deaths; Rajouri has 746 positive cases, 259 active positive, 485 recovered, two deaths; Udhampur has 593 positive cases, 219 active positive, 372 recovered, two deaths; Ramban has 574 positive cases, 131 active positive, 442 recovered, one death; Kathua has 559 positive cases, 131 active positive, 427 recovered, one death.
“Samba has 462 positive cases, 174 active positive, 287 recovered, one death; Doda has 299 positive cases, 79 active positive, 218 recovered, two deaths; Poonch has 251 positive cases, 95 active positive, 155 recovered, one death; Reasi has 198 positive cases, 138 active positive, 60 recovered and Kishtwar has 157 positive cases, 53 active positive, 104 recovered,” reads the bulletin. Out of 22,955 positive cases in J&K, 4,683 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.