By: Nadeem Nadu
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir reported 176 fresh covid-19 cases even as two persons succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours, officials said on Thursday.
They said 96 of the cases were reported from Jammu Division and 80 from Kashmir Valley, taking the infection tally to 323061 in J&K.
Providing the district-wise details, they said, Srinagar reported 21 cases, Baramulla 7, Budgam 10, Pulwama 4, Kupwara 1, Anantnag 15, Bandipora 10, Ganderbal 10, Kulgam 2, Shopian 0, Jammu 5, Udhampur 2, Rajouri 3, Doda 5, Kathua 4, Samba 1, Kishtwar 2, Poonch 1, Ramban 0 and Reasi 73, all travelers.
A number of these cases were confirmed at diagnostic laboratories of CD hospital here and GMC Anantnag.
The CD cases include female (41) and male (43) from Rajouri, male (48) from NA, female (54) from Parimpora Srg, female (72) from Anantnag, female (55) and male (60) from Basant Bagh, male (25) from Ganderbal, two males (45, 30) from NA, female (NA) from Sopore, female (34) from Ompora, female (28) from Bemina Srg, female (60) from Handwara Kupwara, male (44) from Bhagat Srg.
The GMC Anantnag cases include four males (35, 25, 23, 20) and two females (27, 22) from SBF Kachapora, male (54) and female (40) from Pampore Pul, male (68) from Shirpora Ang.
Meanwhile, two persons from Jammu division succumbed to the virus, the officials said. So far 4395 people have fallen victim to the pathogen in J&K—2156 in Jammu division and 2239 in Kashmir.
Moreover, they said, 164 more COVID-19 patients have recovered, 75 from Jammu Division and 89 from Kashmir Valley.
So far, 317359 people have recovered, leaving the number of active cases at 1307—566 in Jammu and 741 in Kashmir.
There was no confirmed case of mucormycosis (black fungus) reported today. Thus far 38 black fungus cases have been confirmed in J&K, the officials added. (GNS)
The 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)