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JK witnesses 490 COVID infections, 12 deaths during last 24 hours

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Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Friday informed that 490 fresh COVID have been reported in a day, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 20,359.

The spokesman of the administration in a statement said that 12 deaths were also reported; 02 from Jammu division and 10 from Kashmir.

Moreover, 375 more patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals, 78 from Jammu Division and 297 from Kashmir.

According to the daily bulletin, out of 20359 positive cases, 7,765 are Active Positive, 12217 have recovered and 377 have died; 28 in Jammu division and 349 in Kashmir.

The Bulletin further said that out of 6,37,515 test results available, 6,17,156 samples have been tested as negative till July 31, 2020.

Additionally, till date, 3,68,806 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for observation which included 46,478 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 6 in Hospital Quarantine, 7,765 in hospital isolation and 40,732 under home surveillance. Besides, 2,73,448 persons have completed their surveillance period.

The bulletin has informed the people that, the best way to protect themselves from COVID is by maintaining a 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.

Meanwhile, the erstwhile state administration said that it has evacuated about 2,74,903 JK residents, stranded in other parts of the country due to COVID lockdown, via Lakhanpur and through special trains and buses till date amid strict observance of all necessary guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures.

As per the official data received in this regard, the administration has received 100 special trains at Jammu and Udhampur railway stations from different states and UTs, so far, with about 83,914 passengers while about 1,90,989 persons from other states and UTs including 904 from abroad have been evacuated by the government through Lakhanpur till date.

As per the details, about 1,554 stranded passengers have entered through Lakhanpur from July 30 to July 31 mornings while 800 passengers have reached today in the 79th Delhi COVID special train at Jammu.

So far, 79 trains have reached Jammu with a total of 68,218 stranded passengers belonging to different districts while 15,696 passengers have reached Udhampur in 21 special trains, so far.

 

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