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JK reports 482 new positive cases, 18523 recovered so far

Jammu, August 12 | The Government on Wednesday informed that 482 new positive cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), 106 from Jammu division, and 376 from Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 26413. Also, 08 COVID-19 deaths have been reported from Kashmir Division.

Moreover, 544 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals, 88 from the Jammu Division, and 456 from Kashmir Division.

Out of 26413 positive cases, 7392 are Active Positive, 18523 have recovered and 498 have died; 37 in Jammu division and 461 in Kashmir division.

Out of 750487 test results available, 724434 samples have been tested as negative till August 12, 2020.

Additionally, to date, 402509 travelers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for observation which included 42494 persons in-home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 7392 in isolation, and 48726 under home surveillance. Besides, 303399 persons have completed their surveillance period.

Providing district-wise breakup, Srinagar has 6435 positive cases (including 88 new cases) with 2208 Active Positive, 4067 recovered (including 170 cases recovered), 160 deaths; Baramulla has 2257 positive cases (including 26 new cases) with 508 Active Positive, 1664 recovered, 85 deaths; Pulwama reported 1949 positive cases (including 52 new cases) with 641 active positive cases, 1276 recovered (including 79 new cases), 32 deaths; Kulgam has 1659 positive cases (including 17 new cases) with 190 Active Positive, 1438 recoveries (including 03 cases recovered), 31 deaths; Shopian has 1537 positive cases (including 01 new cases) with 112 Active Positive, 1401 recovered (including 13 recoveries), 24 deaths; Anantnag district has 1665 positive cases (including 53 new cases) with 353 Active Positive, 1277 recovered (including 74 cases recovered), 35 deaths; Budgam has 1641 positive cases (including 29 new cases) with 472 Active Positive and 1133 recovered (including 18 cases recovered), 36 deaths; Kupwara has 1348 positive cases (including 42 new cases) with 234 Active Positive, 1084 recovered (including 49 cases recovered), 30 deaths; Bandipora has 1197 positive cases (including 29 new cases) with 517 Active Positive, 662 recovered (including 32 cases recovered), 18 deaths and Ganderbal has 773 positive cases (including 39 new cases) with 335 active positive cases, 428 recoveries (including 18 cases recovered) and 10 deaths.

Similarly, Jammu has 1727 positive cases (including 42 new cases) with 743 active positive cases, 958 recoveries (including 53 cases recovered), 26 deaths; Rajouri has 771 positive cases (including 04 new cases) with 234 active positive cases, 534 recovered (including 03 new cases), 03 deaths; Ramban has 616 positive cases (including 05 new cases) with 44 active positive, 571 recoveries, 01 death; Kathua has 626 positive cases (including 14 new cases) with 97 Active positive, 528 recovered (including 05 new cases), 01 death; Udhampur has 633 positive cases (including 02 new cases) with 184 active positive cases, 447 recovered (including 12 cases recovered), 02 deaths; Samba has 533 positive cases (including 04 new cases) with 190 Active Positive, 342 recoveries, 01 death; Doda has 324 positive cases (including 07 new cases) with 34 active positive cases, 288 recoveries (including 02 new cases), 02 deaths; Poonch has 305 positive cases (including 16 new cases) with 124 active positive, 180 recoveries, 01 death; Reasi has 242 positive cases (including 07 new cases) with 147 active positive, 95 recoveries (including 02 new cases) and Kishtwar has 175 positive cases (including 05 new cases) with 25 active positive cases, 150 recoveries (including 11 new cases).

The total 26413 positive cases in J&K 5194 have been reported as travelers while 21219 as others.

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

The people that, the best way to protect themselves from COVID-19 is by maintaining a physical distance of at least 2 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.

Early detection of COVID-19 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 lives 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-19 helpline numbers, and seek medical advice”.

Advisory has further exhorted upon the people not to step out of home, unless 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.”

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 dialing 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 (COVID-19).

The Directorate of Indian Systems of Medicine, J&K is distributing AYUSH Medicines having immunity-boosting, immuno-modulator, anti-oxidant, rejuvenator, anti-stress, metabolism regulator, an anti-allergic, anti-pyretic, anti-tussive, bronchodilator, etc properties during the COVID-19 pandemic. The department so far has provided medicine to 7. 83 lakh people that include various frontline workers, senior citizens, PRIs, police/paramilitary personals and general masses. Moreover, preventive measures and Yoga therapies are also being advised to the people to take care of lifestyle/mental disorders so that physical and mental health ensues during this pandemic.

The public is advised to strictly follow the advisories issued by the government from time to time and rely only on the information released by the government through the daily media bulletin to print and electronic media.

People are also advised to refrain from spreading rumors and pay no heed to them at the same time.

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