Don’t let this number daunt you, this includes 137 recoveries too, tweets Kansal
Precious Kashmir News/KNO
Srinagar, April 26: As many as 29 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in Kashmir on Sunday taking the total number of infected persons in Jammu and Kashmir to 523, an official spokesman said.
He said that all 29 new positive cases of COVID-19 are from Kashmir division. “Out of 523 positive cases, 380 are Active Positive, 137 have recovered and 6 have died,” he added.
Jammu and Kashmir administration spokesman Rohit Kansal tweeted: “Total cases now 523. But don’t let this number daunt you. This includes 137 recoveries too. Total Active Positive cases are 380. We will keep doing aggressive testing and strict containment. And you have to support by #Stayingathome.”
A local news agency KNO reported that among the new cases are a pregnant woman, a health worker and a minor girl. “All the cases are from Kashmir while no fresh COVID-19 case was reported in Jammu on Sunday. Sixteen tested positive at SKIMS lab and 11 at CD hospital,” the news agency quoting officials said.
Among the cases reported today, nine are from south Kashmir’s Anantnag district followed by Bandipora with eight new cases, Baramulla seven, Srinagar two and Kupwara one.
Officials at JLNM hospital said that two fresh COVID-19 positive patients were admitted at JLNM on Sunday including a woman who is five months pregnant and a shopkeeper belonging to Watal Kadal area of downtown.
Officials from Bandipora said that out of 8 new cases, 7 belong to Gund Jahangeer village while as one is from Wusan Goshbug village.
Officials from Baramulla said that out of seven cases, 5 belong to Sheeri village while as two others are from Kakkar Hamam and Rafiabad villages. They further added that one of the new patients was a minor girl who is just five-year-old and lives in Gund Jahangeer village.
Officials from Anantnag said that a pharmacist is among new nine positive cases. Officials from Shopian said that there was no new positive case reported as all 94 samples tested on Sunday turned negative.
According to the bulletin on COVID-19 till date 66977 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for surveillance which include 6232 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 258 in Hospital Quarantine, 380 in hospital isolation and 10763 under home surveillance. Besides, 49338 persons have completed their surveillance period.
The bulletin further said that out of 13959 test results available, 13436 samples have tested as negative till April 26, 2020.
Moreover, 25 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged, 10 from SKIMS Bemina, 05 from JLNM Hospital Srinagar, 02 CHC Kupwara and 08 from Chest Disease Hospital Jammu.
Providing district-wise breakup, the bulletin said that Bandipora has 124 positive cases wherein 100 are Active Positive, 23 recovered and 01 has died, Srinagar 85 positive cases with 47 Active Positive, 37 recovered and 01 died; Shopian has 63 positive cases with 52 Active Positive, 11 recovered; Baramulla 62 positive cases with 42 Active Positive, 17 recovered, and 03 died; Kupwara has 47 positive cases with 39 Active Positive and 08 recovered; Anantnag district has 48 positive case and all are Active Positive; Ganderbal has 14 positive cases with 12 Active positive and 02 have recovered; Budgam 14 positive cases of which 05 are Active Positive with 09 recovered cases; Kulgam has 06 cases and all are Active Positive; Pulwama 03 positive cases who all have recovered.
Similarly, Jammu has 26 positive cases of whom 12 are Active Positive and 14 have recovered, Udhampur 20 positive cases of which 10 are Active Positive, 09 recovered and 01 died, while as Samba district has 04 positive cases and all are Active Positive; Rajouri has 04 positive cases, 01 active positive and 03 have recovered; Kathua has 1 positive case who is active positive; Ramban has 1 positive case who is Active Positive. Meanwhile, Kishtwar had only 1 positive case who has recovered.
The bulletin said that the breakup represents districts from which the patients have been traced or are ordinarily residing.
Meanwhile, the advisory issued in the media bulletin, 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.”
Similarly, all social, religious and other gatherings are strictly prohibited.
According to the advisory, people must avoid close contact with anyone having fever and cough and in case anyone develops fever, cough and difficulty in breathing, seek medical advice promptly.
People should call on Covid-19 helpline numbers 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 doorsteps by calling on toll-free number 108 while as pregnant women and sick infants can avail free ambulance services by dialling 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.