Early Times Report
SRINAGAR, Nov 17: The union territory of Jammu & Kashmir reported 572 new cases of Corona Virus today following which the total number of positive cases reached 1, 03,581. The death toll due to the virus reached 1,604 as seven fresh deaths were reported in the past 24 hours.
Srinagar district reported 147 fresh cases of COVID-19 followed by Kupwara district 106 cases, Jammu district 95 cases, Baramulla district 35 cases, Ganderbal district 30 cases, Udhampur district 28 cases, Budgam district 25 cases, Pulwama district 17 cases, Doda district 15 cases, Kishtwar district 13 cases, Kathua district 12 cases, Bandipora and Samba districts 10 cases each, Reasi district eight cases, Anantnag and Rajouri districts six cases each, Kulgam district four cases, Poonch district three cases and Shopian & Ramban districts one case each. Baramulla, Anantnag, Bandipora, Ganderbal, Udhampur, Kathua and Samba districts each reported one fresh Corona Virus death.
So far 1,063 people have died due to the virus in the Kashmir valley while as in Jammu division 541 such deaths have taken place.
The Jammu & Kashmir administration through the media bulletin informed that 572 new positive cases of novel Corona Virus (COVID-19), 191 from Jammu division and 381 from Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 1, 03,581. Also seven COVID-19 deaths have been reported; three from Jammu division and four from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 568 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 216 from Jammu Division and 352 from Kashmir Division. Out of 1, 03,581 positive cases, 5,585 are active positive, 96,392 have recovered and 1,604 have died; 541 in Jammu division and 1,063 in Kashmir division.
Out of 26, 77,771 test results available, 25, 74,190 samples have tested negative till date. Till date 7, 18,065 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 24,781 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 5,585 in isolation and 41,623 in home surveillance. Besides, 6, 44,472 persons have completed their surveillance period.
The bulletin said that Srinagar has 21,685 positive cases, 1549 active positive, 19,737 recovered, 399 deaths; Baramulla has 7,003 positive cases, 628 active positive, 6,217 recovered, 158 deaths; Budgam has 6,502 positive cases, 262 active positive, 6,143 recovered, 97 deaths; Pulwama has 4,883 positive cases, 131 active positive, 4,667 recovered, 85 deaths; Kupwara has 4,927 positive cases, 520 active positive, 4,329 recovered, 78 deaths.
“Anantnag has 4,441 positive cases, 205 active positive, 4,160 recovered, 76 deaths; Bandipora has 4,256 positive cases, 164 active positive, 4,043 recovered, 49 deaths; Ganderbal has 3,984 positive cases, 321 active positive, 3,626 recovered, 37 deaths; Kulgam has 2,556 positive cases, 73 active positive, 2,435 recovered, 48 deaths and Shopian has 2,283 positive cases, 72 active positive, 2,175 recovered, 36 deaths,” reads the bulletin.
The bulletin said that Jammu has 19,221 positive cases, 597 active positive, 18,341 recovered, 283 deaths; Rajouri has 3,327 positive cases, 91 active positive, 3,188 recovered, 48 deaths; Udhampur has 3,054 positive cases, 239 active positive, 2,779 recovered, 36 deaths; Doda has 2,831 positive cases, 122 active positive, 2,659 recovered, 50 deaths; Kathua has 2,627 positive cases, 76 active positive, 2,517 recovered, 34 deaths.
“Poonch has 2,353 positive cases, 85 active positive, 2,246 recovered, 22 deaths; Samba has 2,294 positive cases, 104 active positive, 2,164 recovered, 26 deaths; Kishtwar has 2,202 positive cases, 138 active positive, 2,048 recovered, 16 deaths; Ramban has 1,770 positive cases, 115 active positive, 1,637 recovered, 18 deaths and Reasi has 1,382 positive cases, 93 active positive, 1,281 recovered, eight deaths,” reads the bulletin. Out of 1, 03,581 positive cases in J&K, 10,369 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.