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JK witnesses spike in COVID-19 deaths as seven more persons die, 149 fresh cases reported
Positive cases 5555, active positive 2340, recoveries 3144, deaths 71
6/19/2020 12:04:15 AM
Jehangir Rashid

Early Times Report

SRINAGAR, June 18: The union territory of Jammu & Kashmir saw a spike in COVID-19 related deaths as seven more persons died due to the virus in the past 24 hours. At the same time 149 fresh cases of Corona Virus were reported. Reports said that seven persons lost their lives due to the Corona Virus in Jammu & Kashmir since Wednesday night. With these deaths the death toll due to COVID-19 reached 71. While five persons lost their lives in Kashmir two such deaths took place in the Jammu division.
Meanwhile, Budgam district reported 25 fresh cases followed by Pulwama 21 cases, Baramulla 20 cases, Udhampur 16 cases, Kathua 12 cases, Srinagar and Jammu 11 cases each, Shopian 10 cases, Samba seven cases, Anantnag four cases, Kulgam and Bandipora three cases each, Kupwara and Poonch two cases each and Ganderbal and Reasi one case each.
The Jammu & Kashmir government through the media bulletin informed that 149 new positive cases of novel Corona Virus (COVID-19), 49 from Jammu division and 100 from Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 5,555. Also, seven COVID-19 deaths have been reported; two from Jammu division and five from Kashmir division.
Moreover, 230 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals, 72 from Jammu Division and 158 from Kashmir Division. Out of 5,555 positive cases, 2,340 are active positive, 3,144 have recovered and 71 have died; nine in Jammu division and 62 in Kashmir division. The bulletin said that out of 2, 89,027 test results available, 2, 83,472 samples have been tested as negative till date.
Additionally, till date 2, 46,798 travelers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for surveillance which included 40,067 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 29 in hospital quarantine, 2,340 in hospital isolation and 46,346 under home surveillance. Besides, 1, 57,945 persons have completed their surveillance period.
The bulletin said that Kulgam has 653 positive cases, 193 active positive, 452 recoveries, eight deaths, Shopian has 595 positive cases, 195 active positive, 392 recovered, eight deaths; Anantnag district has 587 positive cases, 159 active positive, 423 recovered, five deaths; Srinagar has 577 positive cases, 344 active positive, 217 recovered, 16 deaths; Baramulla has 552 positive cases, 277 active positive, 263 recovered, 12 deaths.
“Kupwara has 421 positive cases, 106 active positive, 310 recovered, five deaths; Budgam has 289 positive cases, 161 active positive, 123 recovered cases, five deaths; Pulwama has 282 positive cases, 210 active positive, 70 recovered, two deaths; Bandipora has 251 positive cases, 45 active positive, 205 recovered, one death and Ganderbal has 65 positive cases, nine active positive, 56 recoveries,” reads the bulletin.
The bulletin said that Jammu has 290 positive cases, 118 active positive, 166 recoveries, six deaths; Udhampur has 201 positive cases, 119 active positive, 81 recovered, one death; Ramban has 201 positive cases, 85 active positive, 116 recoveries; Kathua has 175 positive cases, 82 active positive, 93 recovered and Samba has 120 positive cases, 73 active positive, 47 recoveries.
“Poonch has 107 positive cases, 58 active positive, 49 recoveries; Rajouri has 72 positive cases, 57 active positive, 14 recovered, one death; Doda has 63 positive cases, 23 active positive, 39 recoveries, one death; Reasi has 31 positive cases, 11 active positive, 20 recovered and Kishtwar has 23 positive cases, 15 active positive, eight recovered,” reads the bulletin. Out of 5,555 positive cases in J&K, 1932 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 2 metres 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.
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