|Jehangir Rashid |
Early Times Report
SRINAGAR, Jan 14: The union territory of Jammu & Kashmir reported 79 new cases of Corona Virus following which the total number of positive cases reached 1, 22,964. The death toll due to the virus reached 1915 with three deaths being reported in past 24 hours. Srinagar district reported 26 fresh cases of COVID-19 followed by Jammu district 23 cases, Ganderbal district five cases, Budgam, Pulwama and Udhampur districts four cases each, Baramulla and Anantnag districts three cases each, Kulgam district two cases and Kupwara, Bandipora, Doda, Kathua & Ramban districts one case each. Shopian, Rajouri, Samba, Kishtwar, Poonch and Reasi districts reported no fresh case.
Budgam district in the Kashmir valley reported two fresh virus related deaths followed by Srinagar district with one death. So far 1,203 people have died due to the virus in Kashmir valley while in Jammu division 712 such deaths have taken place up to this date.
The Jammu & Kashmir administration through the media bulletin informed that 79 new positive cases of novel Corona Virus (COVID-19), 30 from Jammu division and 49 from Kashmir division, have been reported today, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 1, 22,964. Also three COVID-19 deaths have been reported from Kashmir division.
Moreover, 237 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 125 from Jammu division and 112 from Kashmir division. Out of 1, 22,964 positive cases, 1,468 are active positive, 1, 19,581 have recovered and 1,915 have died; 712 in Jammu division and 1,203 in Kashmir division.
Out of 41, 88,783 test results available, 40, 65,819 samples have tested negative till date. Till date 9, 85,055 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 32,662 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 1,468 in isolation and 43,921 in home surveillance. Besides, 9, 05,089 persons have completed their surveillance period.
The bulletin said that Srinagar has 25,723 positive cases, 192 active positive, 25,078 recovered, 453 deaths; Baramulla has 8,050 positive cases, 67 active positive, 7,811 recovered, 172 deaths; Budgam has 7,694 positive cases, 54 active positive, 7,527 recovered, 113 deaths; Pulwama has 5,655 positive cases, 82 active positive, 5,485 recovered, 88 deaths; Kupwara has 5,608 positive cases, 73 active positive, 5,441 recovered, 94 deaths.
“Anantnag has 4,839 positive cases, 54 active positive, 4,701 recovered, 84 deaths; Bandipora has 4,676 positive cases, 39 active positive, 4,576 recovered, 61 deaths; Ganderbal has 4,546 positive cases, 73 active positive, 4,427 recovered, 46 deaths; Kulgam has 2,674 positive cases, 46 active positive, 2,575 recovered, 53 deaths and Shopian has 2,536 positive cases, 70 active positive, 2,427, 39 deaths,” reads the bulletin.
The bulletin said that Jammu has 24,498 positive cases, 411 active positive, 23,722 recovered, 365 deaths; Udhampur has 4,176 positive cases, 91 active positive, 4,028 recovered, 57 deaths; Rajouri has 3,862 positive cases, 28 active positive, 3,779 recovered, 55 deaths; Doda has 3,426 positive cases, 29 active positive, 3,333 recovered, 64 deaths; Kathua has 3,242 positive cases, 10 active positive, 3,182 recovered, 50 deaths.
“Samba has 2,807 positive cases, 96 active positive, 2,672 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 2,121 positive cases, 11 active positive, 2,089 recovered, 21 deaths and Reasi has 1,633 positive cases, five active positive cases, 1,613 recovered, 15 deaths,” reads the bulletin. Out of 1, 22,964 positive cases in J&K, 11,410 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.