By: Nadeem Nadu
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir reported 144 new covid-19 cases even as no person succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours, officials said on Friday.
They said 50 of the cases were reported from Jammu Division and 94 from Kashmir Valley, taking the infection tally to 322286 in J&K, they said.
Providing the district-wise details, the officials said that Srinagar reported 33 cases, Baramulla 5, Budgam 8, Pulwama 9, Kupwara 5, Anantnag 7, Bandipora 12, Ganderbal 5, Kulgam 9, Shopian 1, Jammu 15, Udhampur 9, Rajouri 2, Doda 15, Kathua 0, Samba 1, Kishtwar 5, Poonch 1, Ramban 2 and Reasi 0.
While there was no death reported in J&K during the time, so far 4386 people have fallen victim to the pathogen in J&K—2148 in Jammu division and 2238 in Kashmir.
Moreover 98 Covid patients have recovered, 29 from Jammu Division and 69 from Kashmir, they said. So far, 316496 people have recovered, leaving the number of active cases at 1404—574 in Jammu and 830 in Kashmir.
There was no confirmed case of black fungus reported today. So far 37 black fungus cases have been confirmed in J&K, the officials added.
Besides this, 99.54 percent of population above the age of 45 years has been vaccinated across the Jammu and Kashmir, the officials said.
Among the total 322286 positive cases in J&K, 22932 have been reported as travellers while 299354 as others, they said.
As government informed the people that, the best way to protect themselves from COVID-19 is by maintaining physical distance of at least 2 meter 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.
The government said 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,” it said, adding, ““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”. (GNS)