260 new positive cases
Srinagar, Dec 27: A 55-year-old among two persons who succumbed to covid-19 in the last 24 hours in Jammu and Kashmir, taking its fatality count to 1869, officials said on Sunday.
The 55-year-old man belonged to R S Pura, Jammu while another victim was an 84-year-odl man from Rajbagah Srinagar.
With these deaths, the total fatality count in J&K reached 1869—1178 in the Valley and 691 in the Jammu region.
Srinagar district with 446 deaths tops the list followed by Jammu (353), Baramulla (170), Budgam (107), Kupwara (90), Pulwama (88), Anantnag (83), Doda (62), Bandipora (60), Udhampur (57), Kulgam (53), Rajouri (54), Kathua (48), Ganderbal (43), Shopian (37), Samba (38), Poonch (23), Ramban (21), Kishtwar(21), and Reasi (14).
Meanwhile, J&K recorded 260 new positive cases — 141 from Jammu division and 119 from Kashmir division — today.
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 120137 positive cases, 3282 are Active Positive, 114986 have recovered and 1869 have died; 691 in Jammu division and 1178 in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin further said that out of 3716877 test results available, 3596740 samples have been tested as negative till December27, 2020.
Till date 869441 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 15430 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 3282 in isolation and 29890 in home surveillance. Besides, 818970 persons have completed their surveillance period.
According to the bulletin, among the total 120137 positive cases, 11245 have been reported as travellers while 108892 as others.
The bulletin added that there are 1321 COVID dedicated beds, 1185 Isolation beds with 1085 vacant beds and 136 ICU beds where 97 beds are vacant in Jammu division while there are 2345 COVID dedicated beds, 2197 Isolation beds where 1945 beds are vacant and 148 ICU beds where 122 are vacant beds in Kashmir division. There are total of 3666 COVID dedicated beds, 3382 Isolation beds with 3030 beds vacant and 284 ICU beds with 219 vacant beds in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
The bulletin again explained that 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 life 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”.