Covid-19 Cases Cross 600-Mark In J&K

A doctor displays a collected Covid-19 sample of a  resident of a Redzone area of Srinagar, April 30, 2020. KO Photo: Abid Bhat

Srinagar- The number of coronavirus patients crossed 600-mark in Jammu and Kashmir as thirty three more people tested positive for the Pandemic in Valley on Thursday.

“Thirty three new cases have been reported from Kashmir in the last 24 hours,” the officials said, adding that twenty four more patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals.

Among fresh cases, twelve are from Anantnag, eleven from Baramulla , four from Kulgam , two each from Srinagar and Pulwama and one each from Shopian and Budgam districts.

The total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir has now risen to 614.

Of the total number of cases reported so far, 556 are from Kashmir and 58 from Jammu. Eight people (seven In Kashmir and one In Jammu) have died and 216 patients (165 from Kashmir and 51 from Jammu) have recovered. The number of active cases stands at 390 (384 in Kashmir and 6 in Jammu).

More than 70,000 people have been kept under surveillance including those who are either in government established quarantine facilities or in home isolation.

Meanwhile, the media bulletin issued by the government today issued an advisory asking people not to use spray, bleach or any disinfectant into the body to prevent covid-19.

“These substances can be poisonous if ingested and cause irritation and damage to your skin and eyes. Bleach and disinfectant should be used carefully to disinfect inanimate surfaces only. Remember to keep chlorine (bleach) and other disinfectants out of the reach of children.”


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