JK reports 453 fresh COVID cases, tally reaches 15,711

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Wednesday informed that 453 COVID cases, 101 from Jammu division and 352 from Kashmir, were reported today, taking the overall toll to 15711.

Moreover, 152 more COVID patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals, 37 from Jammu Division and 115 from the Kashmir.

According to the daily Media Bulletin, out of 15,711 positive cases, 6,831 are Active Positive, 8,607 have recovered and 273 have died; 20 in Jammu division and 253 in Kashmir.

The bulletin further said that out of 5,37,891 test results available, 5,22,180 samples have been tested as negative till July 22, 2020.

Additionally, till date, 3,41,263 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for observation which included 39,981 persons at home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 11 in Hospital Quarantine, 6,831 in hospital isolation and 41784 under home surveillance. Besides, 2,52,383 persons have completed their surveillance period.

Providing district-wise details, the Bulletin said that Bandipora has 483 positive cases with 106 Active Positive, 370 recovered and 07 deaths; Srinagar has 3450 positive cases with 2126 Active Positive, 1,253 recovered and 71 deaths.

Anantnag district has 1,098 positive cases with 363 Active Positive, 716 recovered and 19 deaths. Baramulla has 1709 positive cases with 704 Active Positive, 948 recovered and 57 deaths; Shopian has 1184 positive cases with 361 Active Positive, 804 recovered and 19 deaths; Kupwara has 976 positive cases with 363 Active Positive, 598 recovered and 15 deaths.

Budgam has 950 positive cases with 430 Active Positive and 500 recovered cases and 20 deaths; Ganderbal has 307 positive cases with 163 active positive cases and 139 recoveries and 05 deaths; Kulgam has 1248 positive cases with 354 Active Positive and 868 recoveries and 26 deaths and Pulwama reported 1072 positive cases with 520 active positive cases and 538 recovered and 14 deaths.

The Bulletin said that the statement includes districts from which the patients have been traced or are ordinarily residing.

The bulletin has informed that people must maintain a physical distance of at least 2 metres from others, clean hands frequently 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.

The bulletin explained that early detection of COVID can prevent the spread of disease so we need to be responsible for the well-being of ourselves and everyone around us. Not disclosing symptoms could put the life of individuals and their families at risk. In case of symptoms like fever, cough and difficulty in breathing report early. Do not fear, call COVID helpline numbers and seek medical advice.

Advisory has further exhorted upon the people not to step out of home, unless absolutely necessary. “If you have to move out for unavoidable reasons, ensure that you wear a mask and practice social distancing, personal hygiene and frequent handwashing with soap and water,” the spokesman said in a statement.

In case of any emergency, people can avail free ambulance services 24×7 at their doorsteps by calling on toll-free number 108 while as pregnant women and sick infants can avail free ambulance services by dialling toll-free number 102.

People can also call on toll-free national helpline number 1075; J&K COVID-19 Helpline Numbers 0191- 2549676 (UT level Cell), 0191-2520982, 0191-2674444, 0191-2674115 (For Jammu Division), 0194-2440283 & 0194-2430581 (For Kashmir Division) for support, guidance, and response to health-related queries on Novel Coronavirus Disease.


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