|For second day running COVID-19 recovered patients outnumber fresh cases of virus in JK|
|Positive cases 26413, active positive 7392, recovered 18523, casualties 498 |
|Jehangir Rashid |
Early Times Report
SRINAGAR, Aug 12: For the second consecutive day the number of COVID-19 recovered patients outnumbered the fresh cases of virus in the union territory of Jammu & Kashmir. While 544 COVID-19 patients were discharged today 482 new cases of virus were reported.
With today’s fresh cases the total number of positive Corona Virus cases in Jammu & Kashmir are 26,413. The death toll due to virus reached 498 as eight more people died in the past 24 hours with all the deaths taking place in Kashmir valley.
Srinagar district reported three fresh COVID-19 deaths followed by two deaths each in Baramulla and Kupwara districts and a death in Ganderbal district. So far 461 Corona Virus deaths have taken place in Kashmir with the number of deaths in Jammu being 37.
Srinagar district reported 88 new cases of Corona Virus followed by Anantnag 53 cases, Pulwama 52 cases, Jammu and Kupwara 42 cases each, Ganderbal 39 cases, Budgam and Bandipora 29 cases each, Baramulla 26 cases, Kulgam 17 cases, Poonch 16 cases, Kathua 14 cases, Doda and Reasi seven cases each, Ramban and Kishtwar five cases each, Rajouri and Samba four cases each, Udhampur two cases and Shopian one case.
The Jammu & Kashmir administration through the media bulletin informed that 482 new positive cases of novel Corona Virus (COVID-19), 106 from Jammu division and 376 from Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 26,413. Also eight COVID-19 deaths have been reported from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 544 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals, 88 from Jammu Division and 456 from Kashmir Division. Out of 26,413 positive cases, 7,392 are active positive, 18,523 have recovered and 498 have died; 37 in Jammu division and 461 in Kashmir division. It said that out of 7, 50,487 test results available, 7, 24,434 samples have tested negative till date.
Additionally, till date 4, 02,509 travelers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for observation which included 42,494 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 7,392 in isolation and 48,726 under home surveillance. Besides, 3, 03,399 persons have completed their surveillance period.
The bulletin said that Srinagar has 6,435 positive cases, 2,208 active positive, 4,067 recovered, 160 deaths; Baramulla has 2,257 positive cases, 508 active positive, 1,664 recovered, 85 deaths; Pulwama has 1,949 positive cases, 641 active positive, 1,276 recovered, 32 deaths; Kulgam has 1,659 positive cases, 190 active positive, 1,438 recovered, 31 deaths; Anantnag has 1,665 positive cases, 353 active positive, 1,277 recovered, 35 deaths.
“Budgam has 1,641 positive cases, 472 active positive, 1,133 recovered, 36 deaths; Shopian has 1,537 positive cases, 112 active positive, 1,401 recovered, 24 deaths; Kupwara has 1,348 positive cases, 234 active positive, 1,084 recovered, 30 deaths; Bandipora has 1,197 positive cases, 517 active positive, 662 recovered, 18 deaths and Ganderbal has 773 positive cases, 335 active positive, 428 recovered, 10 deaths,” reads the bulletin. The bulletin said that Jammu has 1,727 positive cases, 743 active positive, 958 recovered, 26 deaths; Rajouri has 771 positive cases, 234 active positive, 534 recovered, three deaths; Udhampur has 633 positive cases, 184 active positive, 447 recovered, two deaths; Kathua has 626 positive cases, 97 active positive, 528 recovered, one death; Ramban has 616 positive cases, 44 active positive, 571 recovered, one death.
“Samba has 533 positive cases, 190 active positive, 342 recovered, one death; Doda has 324 positive cases, 34 active positive, 288 recovered, two deaths; Poonch has 305 positive cases, 124 active positive, 180 recovered, one death; Reasi has 242 positive cases, 147 active positive, 95 recovered and Kishtwar has 175 positive cases, 25 active positive, 150 recovered,” reads the bulletin. Out of 26,413 positive cases, 5,194 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 two meters 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.