|With 1549 fresh recoveries COVID-19 recovery rate reaches 70%; 1104 fresh cases, 22 new deaths|
|Positive cases 68614, active positive 19451, recovered 48079, casualties 1084 |
Early Times Report
SRINAGAR, Sept 24: The COVID-19 recovery rate has improved in the union territory of Jammu & Kashmir since recoveries have outnumbered fresh cases over the past few days. As on date the recovery rate is 70 percent with 48,079 virus affected patients have recovered out of total number 68,614 positive cases.
According to the official media bulletin on Corona Virus 1,549 patients recovered today while as 1,104 fresh cases of virus were reported during the same period. In the past 24 hours 22 COVID-19 deaths have taken place with the number of casualties reaching 1,084.
Jammu district reported 242 new cases of Corona Virus followed by Srinagar district 194 cases, Baramulla district 72 cases, Doda district 54 cases, Budgam, Rajouri and Udhampur districts 49 cases each, Poonch district 44 cases, Kupwara district 42 cases, Kishtwar district 39 cases, Ramban district 38 cases, Samba district 37 cases, Kathua and Reasi districts 36 cases each, Pulwama district 33 cases, Ganderbal district 28 cases, Anantnag district 24 cases, Bandipora district 20 cases, Kulgam district 11 cases and Shopian district seven cases.
Jammu district reported eight fresh COVID-19 deaths followed by Srinagar district five deaths, Baramulla district three deaths and two deaths each in Rajouri, Kathua and Samba districts. So far 801 COVID-19 deaths have occurred in Kashmir valley while as in Jammu division 283 such deaths have taken place.
The Jammu & Kashmir government through the media bulletin informed that 1,104 new positive cases of novel Corona Virus (COVID-19), 624 from Jammu division and 480 from Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 68,614. Also 22 COVID-19 deaths have been reported; 14 from Jammu division and eight from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 1549 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals, 960 from Jammu Division and 589 from Kashmir Division. Out of 68,614 positive cases, 19,451 are active positive, 48,079 have recovered and 1084 have died; 283 in Jammu division and 801 in Kashmir division. Out of 14, 87,962 test results available, 14, 19,348 samples have tested negative till date.
Till date 5, 58,098 travelers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for observation which included 15,800 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 19,451 in isolation and 54,586 under home surveillance. Besides, 4, 67,177 persons have completed their surveillance period.
The bulletin said that Srinagar has 13,800 positive cases, 2,122 active positive, 11,401 recovered, 277 deaths; Budgam has 4,595 positive cases, 1,487 active positive, 3,028 recovered, 80 deaths; Baramulla has 4,105 positive cases, 1,203 active positive, 2,781 recovered, 121 deaths; Pulwama has 3,708 positive cases, 507 active positive, 3,137 recovered, 64 deaths; Anantnag has 3,380 positive cases, 412 active positive, 2,906 recovered, 62 deaths.
“Kupwara has 3,346 positive cases, 826 active positive, 2,456 recovered, 64 deaths; Bandipora has 3,274 positive cases, 749 active positive, 2,491 recovered, 34 deaths; Ganderbal has 2,740 positive cases, 611 active positive, 2,103 recovered, 26 deaths; Kulgam has 2,224 positive cases, 137 active positive, 2,044 recovered, 43 deaths and Shopian has 1,970 positive cases, 203 active positive, 1,737 recovered, 30 deaths,” reads the bulletin.
The bulletin said that Jammu has 11,147 positive cases, 4,618 active positive, 6,375 recovered, 154 deaths; Rajouri has 2,357 positive cases, 1,320 active positive, 1,007 recovered, 30 deaths; Udhampur has 1,988 positive cases, 487 active positive, 1,491 recovered, 10 deaths; Doda has 1,958 positive cases, 1,220 active positive, 714 recovered, 24 deaths; Kathua has 1,854 positive cases, 629 active positive, 1,206 recovered, 19 deaths.
“Samba has 1,576 positive cases, 831 active positive, 727 recovered, 18 deaths; Poonch has 1,555 positive cases, 903 active positive, 643 recovered, nine deaths; Ramban has 1,209 positive cases, 423 active positive, 778 recovered, eight deaths; Kishtwar has 997 positive cases, 457 active positive, 534 recovered, six deaths and Reasi has 831 positive cases, 306 active positive, 520 recovered, five deaths,” reads the bulletin. Out of 68,614 positive cases in J&K, 8,445 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.