|Jehangir Rashid |
EARLY TIMES REPORT
SRINAGAR, Jan 12: The union territory of Jammu & Kashmir reported 113 new cases of Corona Virus following which the total number of positive cases reached 1, 22,764. The death toll due to the virus reached 1,912 following one fresh death.
Jammu district reported 48 fresh cases of COVID-19 followed by Srinagar district 24 cases, Baramulla, Pulwama and Udhampur districts five cases each, Samba district four cases, Kupwara district three cases, Budgam, Bandipora, Shopian, Kulgam, Ganderbal, Doda, Ramban and Reasi districts two cases each and Anantnag, Kathua & Poonch districts one case each. Rajouri and Poonch districts reported no fresh case.
Srinagar district in the Kashmir valley reported a fresh virus related death while as no death was reported from Jammu division. So far 1,200 virus related deaths have taken place in Kashmir valley while in Jammu division 712 people have died due to the virus up to this date.
The Jammu & Kashmir administration through the media bulletin informed that 113 new positive cases of novel Corona Virus (COVID-19), 65 from Jammu division and 48 from Kashmir division, have been reported today, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 1, 22,764. Also one COVID-19 death has been reported from Kashmir division.
Moreover, 198 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 98 from Jammu division and 100 from Kashmir division. Out of 1, 22,764 positive cases, 1,682 are active positive, 1, 19,170 have recovered and 1,912 have died; 712 in Jammu division and 1,200 in Kashmir division.
Out of 41, 38,707 test results available, 40, 15,943 samples have tested negative till date. Till date 9, 70,625 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 33,336 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 1,682 in isolation and 36,119 in home surveillance. Besides, 8, 97,576 persons have completed their surveillance period.
The bulletin said that Srinagar has 25,662 positive cases, 198 active positive, 25,012 recovered, 452 deaths; Baramulla has 8,039 positive cases, 66 active positive, 7,801 recovered, 172 deaths; Budgam has 7,683 positive cases, 67 active positive, 7,505 recovered, 111 deaths; Pulwama has 5,646 positive cases, 100 active positive, 5,458 recovered, 88 deaths; Kupwara has 5,604 positive cases, 85 active positive, 5,425 recovered, 94 deaths.
“Anantnag has 4,836 positive cases, 63 active positive, 4,689 recovered, 84 deaths; Bandipora has 4,673 positive cases, 41 active positive, 4,571 recovered, 61 deaths; Ganderbal has 4,536 positive cases, 81 active positive, 4,409 recovered, 46 deaths; Kulgam has 2,672 positive cases, 49 active positive, 2,570 recovered, 53 deaths and Shopian has 2,535 positive cases, 97 active positive, 2,399, 39 deaths,” reads the bulletin.
The bulletin said that Jammu has 24,428 positive cases, 450 active positive, 23,613 recovered, 365 deaths; Udhampur has 4,171 positive cases, 89 active positive, 4,025 recovered, 57 deaths; Rajouri has 3,860 positive cases, 47 active positive, 3,758 recovered, 55 deaths; Doda has 3,424 positive cases, 39 active positive, 3,321 recovered, 64 deaths; Kathua has 3,238 positive cases, 10 active positive, 3,178 recovered, 50 deaths.
“Samba has 2,806 positive cases, 148 active positive, 2,619 recovered, 39 deaths; Kishtwar has 2,729 positive cases, eight active positive, 2,699 recovered, 22 deaths; Poonch has 2,469 positive cases, 29 active positive, 2,416 recovered, 24 deaths; Ramban has 2,120 positive cases, 10 active positive, 2,089 recovered, 21 deaths and Reasi has 1,633 positive cases, five active positive, 1,613 recovered, 15 deaths,” reads the bulletin. Out of 1, 22,764 positive cases in J&K, 11,401 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.