JK reports fresh 696 COVID cases, 27,372 recovered so far

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Friday informed that 696 COVID cases were detected in last 24 hours, thus taking the total number of positive cases to 35,831.

The administration added that seven COVID deaths were also reported from Kashmir division.

Moreover, 651 more COVID patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals, 195 from Jammu and 456 from Kashmir.

According to the daily bulletin, out of 35,831 positive cases, 7781 are Active Positive, 27,372 have recovered and 678 have died; 57 in Jammu division and 621 in Kashmir division.

The bulletin further said that out of 929733 test results available, 893902 samples have been tested as negative till August 28, 2020.

Till date, 450979, travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for observation which included 44423 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 7781 in isolation and 42334 under home surveillance. Besides, 355763 persons have completed their surveillance period.

According to the bulletin, of the total 35831 positive cases in J&K 6357 have been reported as travellers while 29474 as others.

The bulletin said that the breakup represents districts from which the patients have been traced or are ordinarily residing.

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 meter from others, frequently cleaning hands with an alcohol based hand sanitiser 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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