|With 120 fresh recoveries COVID-19 recovery rate in JK reaches 97.55%; 113 new cases, 1 fresh death|
|Positive cases 123538, active positive 1103, recovered 120512, casualties 1923|
EARLY TIMES REPORT
SRINAGAR, Jan 19: With 120 virus affected patients getting recovered today the COVID-19 recovery rate in the union territory of Jammu & Kashmir reached 97.55 percent. The positive cases reached 1, 23,538 following 113 new cases; death toll reached 1923 with one death being reported today.
Jammu district reported 40 fresh cases of Corona Virus followed by Srinagar district 37 cases, Budgam and Poonch districts seven cases each, Baramulla district five cases, Pulwama district four cases, Kupwara, Kulgam, Shopian, Samba and Ramban districts two cases each and Bandipora, Kathua & Kishtwar districts one case each. Baramulla district in the Kashmir valley reported one fresh virus related death in the past 24 hours with no death being reported from Jammu division. So far 1,207 people have died due to the virus in the Kashmir valley while in Jammu division 716 such deaths have taken place up to this date.
The Jammu & Kashmir administration through the media bulletin informed that 113 new positive cases of novel Corona Virus (COVID-19), 53 from Jammu division and 60 from Kashmir division, have been reported today, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 1, 23,538. Also one COVID-19 death has been reported from Kashmir division.
Moreover, 120 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 52 from Jammu division and 68 from Kashmir division. Out of 1, 23,538 positive cases, 1,103 are active positive, 1, 20,512 have recovered and 1,923 have died; 716 in Jammu division and 1,207 in Kashmir division. Out of 42, 97,224 test results available, 41, 73,686 samples have tested negative till date. Till date 10, 32,753 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 32,892 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 1,103 in isolation and 64,711 in home surveillance. Besides, 9, 32,124 persons have completed their surveillance period.
The bulletin said that Srinagar has 25,867 positive cases, 239 active positive, 25,175 recovered, 453 deaths; Baramulla has 8,069 positive cases, 60 active positive, 7,836 recovered, 173 deaths; Budgam has 7,722 positive cases, 52 active positive, 7,555 recovered, 115 deaths; Pulwama has 5,675 positive cases, 70 active positive, 5,517 recovered, 88 deaths and Kupwara has 5,628 positive cases, 61 active positive, 5,473 recovered, 94 deaths.
“Anantnag has 4,852 positive cases, 50 active positive, 4,718 recovered, 84deaths; Bandipora has 4,680 positive cases, 28 active positive, 4,591 recovered, 61 deaths; Ganderbal has 4,578 positive cases, 73 active positive, 4,459 recovered, 46 deaths; Kulgam has 2,682 positive cases, 39 active positive, 2,589 recovered, 54 deaths and Shopian has 2,553 positive cases, 35 active positive, 2,479 recovered, 39 deaths,” reads the bulletin.
The bulletin said that Jammu has 24,705 positive cases, 171 active positive, 24,167 recovered, 367 deaths; Udhampur has 4,184 positive cases, 69 active positive, 4,058 recovered, 57 deaths; Rajouri has 3,863 positive cases, six active positive, 3,802 recovered, 55 deaths; Doda has 3,426 positive cases, nine active positive, 3,353 recovered, 64 deaths; Kathua has 3,249 positive cases, three active positive, 3,195 recovered, 51 deaths.
“Samba has 2,825 positive cases, 87 active positive, 2,698 recovered, 40 deaths; Kishtwar has 2,730 positive cases, one active positive, 2,707 recovered, 22 deaths; Poonch has 2,484 positive cases, 29 active positive, 2,431 recovered, 24 deaths; Ramban has 2,130 positive cases, 13 active positive, 2,096 recovered, 21 deaths and Reasi has 1,636 positive cases, eight active positive, 1,613 recovered, 15 deaths,” reads the bulletin. Out of 1, 23,538 positive cases in J&K, 11,472 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.