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JK shows significant progress in COVID-19 management; 10% active cases as on date, 624 fresh cases
Positive cases 89582, active positive 8088, recovered 80092, casualties 1402
10/22/2020 1:21:20 AM
Jehangir Rashid

Early Times Report

SRINAGAR, Oct 21: The union territory of Jammu & Kashmir is one of the few places in the country where the number of active positive cases is less than 10 percent of the total number of positive cases. Out of 89,582 positive cases the number of active positive cases is 8,088.
The union territory reported 624 new cases of virus today while as five more people affected by virus passed away in the past 24 hours or so. The number of total casualties crossed the 1,400 mark and reached 1,402 following fresh deaths. More than 66 percent deaths have taken place in Kashmir valley so far.
Srinagar district reported 176 fresh cases of Corona Virus followed by Jammu district 112 cases, Baramulla district 63 cases, Kishtwar district 38 cases, Kupwara district 37 cases, Budgam district 29 cases, Anantnag district 21 cases, Ganderbal district 18 cases, Kulgam district 16 cases, Bandipora and Doda districts 15 cases each, Pulwama, Rajouri and Udhampur districts 14 cases each, Samba district 12 cases, Poonch district nine cases, Ramban district eight cases, Shopian district seven cases and Kathua district six cases.
Srinagar district reported two fresh COVID-19 deaths followed by a death each in Baramulla, Pulwama and Jammu districts. So far 938 Corona Virus affected patients have died in the Kashmir while as in the Jammu division 464 people have lost their lives to the deadly virus.
The Jammu & Kashmir administration through the media bulletin informed that 624 new positive cases of novel Corona Virus (COVID-19), 228 from Jammu division and 396 from Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 89,582. Also five COVID-19 deaths have been reported; one from Jammu division and four from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 655 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 367 from Jammu Division and 288 from Kashmir Division. Out of 89,582 positive cases, 8,088 are active positive, 80,092 have recovered and 1,402 have died; 464 in Jammu division and 938 in Kashmir division.
Out of 20, 75,701 test results available, 19, 86,119 samples have tested negative till date. Till date 6, 33,680 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 19,709 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 8,088 in isolation and 50,480 in home surveillance. Besides, 5, 54,001 persons have completed their surveillance period.
The bulletin said that Srinagar has 18,120 positive cases, 1,789 active positive, 15,994 recovered, 337 deaths; Budgam has 5,726 positive cases, 378 active positive, 5,258 recovered, 90 deaths; Baramulla has 5,348 positive cases, 1,316 active positive, 3,895 recovered, 137 deaths; Pulwama has 4,477 positive cases, 271 active positive, 4,127 recovered, 79 deaths; Kupwara has 4,135 positive cases, 346 active positive, 3,718 recovered, 71 deaths.
“Anantnag has 4,059 positive cases, 348 active positive, 3,640 recovered, 71 deaths; Bandipora has 3,912 positive cases, 279 active positive, 3,591 recovered, 42 deaths; Ganderbal has 3,359 positive cases, 232 active positive, 3,097 recovered, 30 deaths; Kulgam has 2,425 positive cases, 107 active positive, 2,272 recovered, 46 deaths and Shopian has 2,137 positive cases, 84 active positive, 2,018 recovered, 35 deaths,” reads the bulletin.
The bulletin said that Jammu has 16,452 positive cases, 1,044 active positive, 15,168 recovered, 240 deaths; Rajouri has 3,146 positive cases, 275 active positive, 2,826 recovered, 45 deaths; Udhampur has 2,596 positive cases, 115 active positive, 2,454 recovered, 27 deaths; Doda has 2,542 positive cases, 156 active positive, 2,344 recovered, 42 deaths; Kathua has 2,348 positive cases, 46 active positive, 2,272 recovered, 30 deaths.
“Poonch has 2,170 positive cases, 498 active positive, 1,650 recovered, 22 deaths; Samba has 2,098 positive cases, 391 active positive, 1,682 recovered, 25 deaths; Kishtwar has 1,790 positive cases, 235 active positive, 1541 recovered, 14 deaths; Ramban has 1,533 positive cases, 82 active positive, 1,439 recovered, 12 deaths and Reasi has 1,209 positive cases, 96 active positive, 1,106 recovered, seven deaths,” reads the bulletin. Out of 89,582 positive cases in J&K, 9,485 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.
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