SRINAGAR, Jan 11: The COVID-19 recovery rate in Jammu & Kashmir reached 97 percent as 355 virus affected patients recovered today. With 113 new cases the total number of positive cases reached 1, 22,651; the death toll reached 1,911 following one death in past 24 hours.
Srinagar district reported 42 new cases of Corona Virus followed by Jammu district 35 cases, Budgam district seven cases, Kupwara and Udhampur districts five cases each, Pulwama district four cases, Bandipora district three cases, Anantnag, Rajouri and Kathua districts two cases each and Baramulla, Ganderbal, Kulgam, Shopian, Kishtwar & Poonch districts one case each. Doda, Ramban, Reasi and Samba districts reported no case.
Jammu district in the Jammu division reported a fresh virus related death following which the death toll reached 1,911. So far 1,199 virus related deaths have taken place in Kashmir valley while in Jammu the number of such deaths is 712.
The Jammu & Kashmir administration through the media bulletin informed that 113 new positive cases of novel Corona Virus (COVID-19), 46 from Jammu division and 67 from Kashmir division, have been reported today, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 1, 22,651. Also one COVID-19 death has been reported from Jammu division.
Moreover, 355 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 169 from Jammu division and 186 from Kashmir division. Out of 1, 22,651 positive cases, 1,768 are active positive, 1, 18,972 have recovered and 1,911 have died; 712 in Jammu division and 1,199 in Kashmir division.
Out of 41, 12,373 test results available, 39, 89,722 samples have tested negative till date. Till date 9, 62,197 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 33,663 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 1,768 in isolation and 32,235 in home surveillance. Besides, 8, 92,620 persons have completed their surveillance period.
The bulletin said that Srinagar has 25,638 positive cases, 219 active positive, 24,968 recovered, 451 deaths; Baramulla has 8,034 positive cases, 76 active positive, 7,786 recovered, 172 deaths; Budgam has 7,681 positive cases, 75 active positive, 7,495 recovered, 111 deaths; Pulwama has 5,641 positive cases, 95 active positive, 5,458 recovered, 88 deaths; Kupwara has 5,601 positive cases, 88 active positive, 5,419 recovered, 94 deaths.
“Anantnag has 4,835 positive cases, 67 active positive, 4,684 recovered, 84 deaths; Bandipora has 4,671 positive cases, 46 active positive, 4,564 recovered, 61 deaths; Ganderbal has 4,534 positive cases, 84 active positive, 4,404 recovered, 46 deaths; Kulgam has 2,670 positive cases, 51 active positive, 2,566 recovered, 53 deaths and Shopian has 2,533 positive cases, 99 active positive, 2,395, 39 deaths,” reads the bulletin.
The bulletin said that Jammu has 24,380 positive cases, 449 active positive, 23,566 recovered, 365 deaths; Udhampur has 4,166 positive cases, 91 active positive, 4,018 recovered, 57 deaths; Rajouri has 3,860 positive cases, 56 active positive, 3,749 recovered, 55 deaths; Doda has 3,422 positive cases, 42 active positive, 3,316 recovered, 64 deaths; Kathua has 3,237 positive cases, 19 active positive, 3,168 recovered, 50 deaths.
“Samba has 2,802 positive cases, 144 active positive, 2,619 recovered, 39 deaths; Kishtwar has 2,729 positive cases, eight active positive, 2,699 recovered, 22 deaths; Poonch has 2,468 positive cases, 36 active positive, 2,408 recovered, 24 deaths; Ramban has 2,118 positive cases, eight active positive, 2,089 recovered, 21 deaths and Reasi has 1,631 positive cases, 15 active positive, 1,601 recovered, 15 deaths,” reads the bulletin. Out of 1, 22,651 positive cases in J&K, 11,398 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.