COVID-19: 24 more test positive in Kashmir, J&K tally mounts to 184

COVID-19: 24 more test positive in Kashmir, J&K tally mounts to 184

Precious Kashmir News
Srinagar, Apr 9: As many as 24 persons tested positive for Coronavirus in Kashmir on Thursday, taking the total number of infected people to 184 in the Union Territory of J&K.
The number of deaths due to COVID-19 rose to four in the Union Territory on Wednesday after a woman from Udhampur, who had tested positive for the infection, died late last night.
Confirming the new cases, spokesman of J&K Union Territory Rohit Kansal said 24 more positive cases have been reported from Kashmir, saying the spike in the number of cases was because of aggressive testing. “Total 184. 32 in Jammu, 152 in Kashmir. All are contacts,” he tweeted.
J&K on Wednesday recorded the highest single-day jump with 33 more persons. Fifteen people, including nine in Kashmir and six in Jammu, were on Tuesday tested positive for the infection. Three persons tested positive for the infection in the Valley while no case reported in Jammu on Monday.
As many as 31 new positive cases, including 28 from Kashmir and three from Jammu, were reported on Saturday and Sunday, making it the highest jump in the COVID-19 infected persons in J&K.
Eight persons, including five from Jammu and three from Kashmir, were tested positive for COVAID-19 on Thursday while the number jumped by five on Friday. Six persons were tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday while seven other cases were reported on Wednesday.
As many as 11 persons, including eight in Kashmir and three in Jammu, tested positive for COVID-19 in J&K on Monday. The positive case reportedly includes a doctor in Jammu.
A 62-year-old man died at a government hospital less than 12 hours after being tested positive for Coronavirus in Kashmir on March 29, when five persons were tested positive for the infection.
As many as 12 positive Coronavirus cases were recorded in J&K in a single day on March 28, triggering panic among locals despite assurance by administration that they are fully prepared to curtail the infection.
On March 27, two patients are from Chattabal while two others from Bemina in Srinagar were tested positive for Coronavirus. Two minor siblings also from Srinagar were tested positive for Coronavirus on March 26, when a 65-year-old Hyderpora resident became the first person to die due to deadly infection in J&K.
On March 25, four persons, who had met the 65-year-old patient during an event in the Valley, were tested positive for Coronavirus. Meanwhile, about 48 persons, who came in contact with the Hyderpora resident, have been put in quarantine centres.
According to the to the daily media bulletin on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), out of 184 positive cases, 152 are from Kashmir and 32 from Jammu division.
Furthermore, till date 43798 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been put under surveillance which include 8157 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 478 in Hospital Quarantine, 174 in hospital isolation and 25975 under home surveillance. Besides, 9010 persons have completed their 28-day surveillance period.
The Bulletin said that till date test report of 2649 samples has been received out of which 2465 are negative, and 184 as positive.
The bulletin urged the general public to stay indoors, strictly implement social distancing measures, disclose recent travel history to COVID-19 affected countries and report any contact with positive cases voluntarily.
The bulletin stressed on people to take care of their bodies during home stay by ensuring to stay hydrated, eating balanced diet and resting well.
People are reiterated to use Aarogya Setu mobile application developed by Government of India that uses Bluetooth and GPS to inform you when you might possibly be at risk of exposure. The users of the app are empowered with better information on the potential risk of infection, self- assessment tools and contextual advice. The app can be downloaded for Android on Google Play and iOS on Apple App Store.
General public is advised to avoid unnecessary visit to hospitals, in case anyone develops fever, cough and difficulty in breathing, seek medical advice promptly. People should call on Covid-19 helpline No.s so that they can be provided correct medical advice and directed to the right health facility, if needed.
In case of any emergency people can avail free ambulance services 24×7 at their door steps by calling on toll free No. 108. Pregnant women and sick infants can avail free ambulance services by dialling toll free No. 102.
In addition, a toll free national helpline number 1075. J&K Covid-19 Helpline No.s 0191- 2549676 (UT level Cell), 0191-2520982, 0191-2674444, 0191-2674115 (For Jammu Division), 0194-2440283 & 0194-2430581(For Kashmir Division) are available for support, guidance, and response to health related queries on Novel Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19).
With regard to personal hygiene, the bulletin advised on frequent hand washing with soap and water and to observe, coughing and sneezing etiquettes.
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 in this regard through the daily media bulletin to print and electronic media.
People are advised to refrain from spreading rumours and pay no heed to them at the same time. (With inputs from UNI)