COVID-19 Cases Cross 500-Mark In J&K As 27 More Test Positive In Kashmir

Health officials take samples of patients at GMC Baramulla – Photo credit: Internet

Srinagar- The COVID-19 cases crossed 500-mark in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday as 27 more people tested positive for the pandemic in the Valley, said an official.

“Total cases now 523. But dont 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,” Govt spokesperson Rohit Kansal tweeted.

Among 27 new cases, nine were reported from south Kashmir’s Anantnag district followed by Bandipora with eight, Baramulla seven, Srinagar two and Kupwara one.

The total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir has now risen to 523 ( 466 from Kashmir and 57 from Jammu).

Out of total cases, 380  (351 in Kashmir and 29 in Jammu) are active positive cases as six patients have died and 137 (110 from Kashmir and 27 from Jammu) have recovered.

According to the daily Media 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 01 positive case who is active positive; Ramban has 01 positive case who is Active Positive. Meanwhile, Kishtwar had only 01 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.


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