By: Nadeem Nadu
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir reported 108 fresh covid-19 cases even as one person succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours, officials said on Monday.
They said 43 of the cases were reported from Jammu Division and 65 from Kashmir Valley, taking the infection tally to 322658 in J&K.
Providing the district-wise details, they said, Srinagar reported 20 cases, Baramulla 17, Budgam 2, Pulwama 1, Kupwara 2, Anantnag 2, Bandipora 6, Ganderbal 9, Kulgam 4, Shopian 1, Jammu 11, Udhampur 6, Rajouri 4, Doda 9, Kathua 0, Samba 2, Kishtwar 6, Poonch 3, Ramban 0 and Reasi 2.
A number of these cases were confirmed at diagnostic laboratories of CD hospital here and GMC Anantnag.
The CD cases include male (75) (NA) from Sgr, female (60) (NA) from Kawdara , female (26) (NA) from Shalimar, female (15) (NA) from Chittarhama, female (52) (NA) from Tangmarg, female (35) (NA) from Soura, female (54) (NA) from Lalbazar, male (17) (NA) from Lalbazar, male (56) (NA) from Lalbazar, female (21) (NA) from Lalbazar, female (16) (NA) from Botakadal, female (30) (NA) from Soura , female (55) (NA) from Awantabhawan, female (38) (NA) from Awantabhawan, female (30) (NA) from Habakadal, female (30) (NA) from Botakadal, male (30) (NA) from Hawal, female (37) (NA) from Sazgaripora, female (70) (NA) from Soura, female (65) (NA) from Soura, male (22) (NA) from Murran Pulwama, male (50) (NA) from Pulwama and female (21) (NA) from Gulshanpora.
Only one case was confirmed at the GMC Anantnag’s labouratory—male (28) from Mehndi Kadal Ang, they said.
Meanwhile, one person from Jammu division succumbed to the virus, the officials said. So far 4390 people have fallen victim to the pathogen in J&K—2151 in Jammu division and 2239 in Kashmir.
Moreover, they said, 196 more COVID-19 patients have recovered, 54 from Jammu Division and 142 from Kashmir Valley.
So far, 316957 people have recovered, leaving the number of active cases at 1311—566 in Jammu and 745 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.
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)