|With 781 more recoveries COVID-19 recovery rate in JK reaches 89%; 427 new cases, 9 fresh deaths|
|Positive cases 88369, active positive 8314, recovered 78667, casualties 1388|
Early times Report
SRINAGAR, Oct 19: As 781 more Corona Virus patients were discharged today from different hospitals of Jammu & Kashmir today the COVID-19 recovery rate in the union territory reached 89 percent. The number of positive cases reached 88,369 with 427 new cases and death toll to 1,388 following nine fresh deaths.
Jammu district reported 116 fresh cases of COVID-19 followed by Srinagar district 112 fresh cases, Baramulla district 38 cases, Anantnag district 26 cases, Pulwama and Bandipora districts 19 cases each, Kupwara district 18 cases, Budgam district 16 cases, Samba district 12 cases, Udhampur district 11 cases, Poonch district nine cases, Kishtwar district seven cases, Kathua district five cases, Ganderbal, Shopian and Ramban districts four cases each, Reasi district three cases and Kulgam & Rajouri districts two cases each.
Bandipora district reported two fresh Corona Virus deaths followed by Srinagar, Anantnag, Pulwama, Shopian, Udhampur, Ramban and Samba districts. So far 928 people have died due to the virus in Kashmir valley while as in Jammu division 460 virus affected people have died so far.
The Jammu & Kashmir administration through the media bulletin informed that 427 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 169 from Jammu division and 258 from Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 88,369. Also nine COVID-19 deaths have been reported; three from Jammu division and six from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 781 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 417 from Jammu Division and 364 from Kashmir Division. Out of 88,369 positive cases, 8,314 are active positive, 78,667 have recovered and 1,388 have died; 460 in Jammu division and 928 in Kashmir division.
Out of 20, 23,294 test results available, 19, 34,925 samples have tested negative till date. Till date 6, 29,710 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 21,927 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 8,314 in isolation and 52,205 in home surveillance. Besides, 5, 45,876 persons have completed their surveillance period.
The bulletin said that Srinagar has 17,809 positive cases, 1,777 active positive, 15,699 recovered, 333 deaths; Budgam has 5,663 positive cases, 404 active positive, 5,169 recovered, 90 deaths; Baramulla has 5,253 positive cases, 1,295 active positive, 3,823 recovered, 135 deaths; Pulwama has 4,433 positive cases, 280 active positive, 4,076 recovered, 77 deaths; Kupwara has 4,094 positive cases, 312 active positive, 3,711 recovered, 71 deaths.
“Anantnag has 3,999 positive cases, 353 active positive, 3,575 recovered, 71 deaths; Bandipora has 3,865 positive cases, 280 active positive, 3,543 recovered, 42 deaths; Ganderbal has 3,319 positive cases, 252 active positive, 3,037 recovered, 30 deaths; Kulgam has 2,397 positive cases, 83 active positive, 2,269 recovered, 45 deaths and Shopian has 2,122 positive cases, 89 active positive, 1,999 recovered, 34 deaths,” reads the bulletin.
The bulletin said that Jammu has 16,222 positive cases, 1,084 active positive, 14,901 recovered, 237 deaths; Rajouri has 3,122 positive cases, 320 active positive, 2,757 recovered, 45 deaths; Udhampur has 2,572 positive cases, 118 active positive, 2,428 recovered, 26 deaths; Doda has 2,502 positive cases, 206 active positive, 2,254 recovered, 42 deaths; Kathua has 2,333 positive cases, 55 active positive, 2,248 recovered, 30 deaths.
“Poonch has 2,148 positive cases, 596 active positive, 1,530 recovered, 22 deaths; Samba has 2,079 positive cases, 406 active positive, 1,648 recovered, 25 deaths; Kishtwar has 1,727 positive cases, 241 active positive, 1472 recovered, 14 deaths; Ramban has 1,514 positive cases, 64 active positive, 1,438 recovered, 12 deaths and Reasi has 1,196 positive cases, 99 active positive, 1,090 recovered, seven deaths,” reads the bulletin. Out of 88,369 positive cases in J&K, 9,413 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.