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With 30 new positive cases, 513 cases recovered

WHO advises people of all ages to follow good hand hygiene, respiratory hygiene to evade Virus

Jammu, May 15 | The Government Friday informed that 30 new positive cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), 09 from Jammu division and 21 from Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 1013.

According to the reports, out of 1013 positive cases, 489 are Active Positive, 513 have recovered and 11 have died.

Moreover, 28 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals of Kashmir Division. Out of 70306 test results available, 69293 samples have tested as negative till May 15, 2020.

Additionally, to date 105941 travelers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for surveillance which included 27760 persons in-home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 142 in Hospital Quarantine, 489 in hospital isolation and 13254 under home surveillance. Besides, 64285 persons have completed their surveillance period.

Providing district-wise breakup, Bandipora has 135 positive cases (including 01 new case) with 12 Active Positive, 122 recovered (including 05 recoveries), 01 death; Srinagar has 153 positive cases (including 11 new Cases) with 65 Active Positive, 84 recovered, 04 deaths; Anantnag district has 145 positive cases with 118 Active Positive, 26 recovered (including 03 recoveries),  01 death; Baramulla has 116 positive cases (including 06 new cases) with 46 Active Positive, 67 recovered (including 10 recoveries), 03 deaths; Shopian has 107 positive cases with 44 Active Positive, 63 recovered (including 03 new cases); Kupwara has 85 positive cases (including 02 new cases) with 37 Active Positive, 48 recovered (including 03 recoveries); Budgam has 52 positive cases with 31 Active Positive and 21 recovered cases (including 03 recoveries); Ganderbal has 23 positive cases with 09 Active case and 14 recoveries; Kulgam has 72 positive cases with 66 Active Positive and 06 recoveries; Pulwama reported 15 positive cases (including 01 new cases) with 10 active positive, 05 recovered (including 01 new cases).

Similarly, Jammu has 39 positive cases (including 01 new cases) with 12 active positive cases and 26 recoveries and 01 death; Udhampur has 24 positive cases (including 01 new cases) with 04 active positive cases, 19 recovered and 01 death; Samba has 11 positive cases with 07 Active Positive and 04 recoveries; Rajouri has 05 positive cases (including 01 new cases) with 01 active positive cases and 04 recovered; Kathua has 21 positive cases (including 04 new cases) with 20 Active positive and 01 recovered; Kishtwar had only 01 positive cases who have recovered; Ramban has 06 positive cases (including 02 new cases) with 05 active positive and 01 recovered while Reasi has 03 positive cases with 02 active positive and 01 recovered.

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

The public has been informed that “people of all ages can be infected by the Novel Coronavirus as the elderly people and people with pre-existing medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, and heart disease) appear to be more vulnerable towards severe illness with the virus.  WHO advises people of all ages to take steps to protect themselves from the virus, for example by following good hand hygiene and good respiratory hygiene”.

“The best way to protect yourself against COVID-19 is by maintaining physical distance of at least 2 metre from others and frequently cleaning your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water”,  the Advisory further informed the people.

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 diff iculty in breathing reports early. Do not fear, call COVID-19 helpline numbers and seek medical advice”.

As a measure for social distancing in public places & workplaces wearing a face cover is compulsory.

Advisory urged 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.”

In case of any emergency, people can avail free ambulance services 24×7 at their doorsteps by calling on toll-free number 108 while 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).

Public is advised to strictly follow the advisories issued by the government from time to time and are urged to 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 rumours and pay no heed to them at the same time.

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