COVID-19 In JK: 330 new +ive cases take tally to 9261, 6 more deaths mount death toll to 149

Srinagar, Jammu : The Government on Wednesday informed that 330 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 59 from Jammu division and 271 from Kashmir division, have been reported Wednesdaythus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 9261. Also 06 COVID-19 deaths have been reported from Kashmir Division. Moreover, 168 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals, 38 from Jammu Division and 130 from Kashmir Division.
Of the five deaths reported on Wedneday, two patients died at Chest Diseases hospital and two at SMHS hospital and one at SKIMS Soura. Medical Superintendent CD hospital Dr Salim Tak said a 44-year-old patient from Sopore area of Baramulla died at the hospital after testing positive for the virus.
“The Sopore patient as suffering from bilateral pneumonia and had respiratory failure. He was on ventilator,” Dr Tak said. “He died Wednesdaymorning.”
About the 75-year-old Batamaloo resident, Dr Tak said that the patient was suffering from chronic kidney disease, hypertension, and hypothyroidism and had bilateral pneumonia. “He died a day after he was admitted to the hospital,” he said.
A 65-year-old man from Nadihal, Baramulla had died at SMHS hospital. “The patient was admitted to the SMHS hospital on July 6. He had tested positive. The patient was sick and underlying medical conditions that include bilateral pneumonia,” Dr Nazir Choudhary Medical Superintendent SMHS said.
He said that 70-year-old woman from South Kashmir’s Shopian district was admitted in the hospital with breathing issues on July 6. “She had tested positive for the virus and died late last evening,” Dr Choudhary said.
The fifth Covid death took place in SKIMS, Soura. Dr Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS, Soura said that a woman, aged 36 from Nehru Park area of Srinagar, died due to cardiopulmonary arrest at early morning today.
“She had a history of hypertension and had gone for renal transplant in 2016. She was admitted in the hospital on June 28 after complaining of breathlessness,” Dr Jan said, adding that the deceased was tested positive for the virus.
With the fresh five COVID deaths in the J&K, the number of people who died to the deadly pandemic in UT so far has reached to 148 of which 134 were from Kashmir region and 14 from Jammu
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 9261 positive cases, 3545 are Active Positive, 5567 have recovered and 149 have died; 14 in Jammu division and 135 in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin further said out of 421571 test results available, 412310 samples have been tested as negative till July 8, 2020.
Additionally, till date 304585 travelers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for surveillance which included 39156 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 45 in Hospital Quarantine, 3,545 in hospital isolation and 46106 under home surveillance. Besides, 215584 persons have completed their surveillance period.
Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said Bandipora has 323 positive cases (including 07 cases reported Wednesday) with 38 Active Positive, 282 recovered and 03 deaths; Srinagar has 1396 positive cases (including 119 cases reported Wednesday) with 895 Active Positive, 465 recovered, 36 deaths; Anantnag district has 755 positive cases (including 26 cases reported Wednesday), with 160 Active Positive, 583 recovered (including 19 cases recovered Wednesday), 12 deaths; Baramulla has 1176 positive cases (including 82 cases reported Wednesday) with 645 Active Positive, 501 recovered (including 51 cases recovered Wednesday), 30 deaths; Shopian has 866 positive cases (including 04 cases reported Wednesday) with 223 Active Positive, 629 recovered and 14 deaths; Kupwara has 643 positive cases (including 18 cases reported Wednesday) with 183 Active Positive, 453 recovered (including 18 cases recovered Wednesday) and 07 deaths; Budgam has 504 positive cases (including 05 cases reported Wednesday) with 201 Active Positive and 292 recovered cases (including 08 cases recovered Wednesday) and 11 deaths; Ganderbal has 138 positive cases (including 04 cases reported Wednesday) with 59 active positive cases and 78 recoveries and 01 death; Kulgam has 928 positive cases (including 04 cases reported Wednesday), with 265 Active Positive and 646 recoveries (including 32 cases recovered Wednesday) and 17 deaths and Pulwama reported 590 positive cases (including 02 cases reported Wednesday) with 313 active positive cases and 273 recovered (including 02 cases recovered Wednesday) and 04 deaths.
Similarly, Jammu has 417 positive cases (including 02 cases reported Wednesday) with 96 active positive cases and 313 recoveries (including 03 cases recovered Wednesday) and 08 deaths; Udhampur has 298 positive cases (including 05 cases reported Wednesday) with 85 active positive cases, 212 recovered (including 05 cases recovered Wednesday) and 01 death; Samba has 208 positive cases (including 07 cases reported Wednesday) with 80 Active Positive and 128 recoveries (including 05 cases recovered Wednesday); Rajouri has 171 positive cases (including 23 cases reported Wednesday) with 99 active positive cases and 71 recovered and 01 death; Kathua has 261 positive cases (including 01 case reported Wednesday with 60 Active positive and 200 recovered (including 05 recoveries Wednesday) and 01 death; Kishtwar has 40 positive cases (including 01 case reported Wednesday with 15 active positive cases and 25 recovered (including 02 cases recovered Wednesday; Ramban has 243 positive cases (including 02 cases reported Wednesday with 39 active positive and 204 recoveries (including 17 cases recovered Wednesday; Reasi has 52 positive cases (including 04 cases reported Wednesday with 17 active positive and 35 recovered; Poonch has 132 positive cases with 16 active positive and 115 recoveries and 01 death while Doda has 120 positive cases (including 14 cases reported Wednesday with 56 active positive cases and 62 recoveries (including 01 case recovered Wednesday and 02 deaths.
According to the bulletin, of the total 9261 positive cases in J&K 2623 have been reported as travelers while 6638 as others.
The Bulletin said the breakup represents districts from which the patients have been traced or are ordinarily residing.
The bulletin has informed the people that, the best way to protect themselves from COVID-19 is by maintaining physical distance of at least 2 metre 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 bulletin again explained that 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. “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”.
Advisory has further exhorted upon the 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 with soap and water.”
In case of any emergency people can avail free ambulance services 24×7 at their doorsteps by calling on toll-free number 108 while as pregnant women and sick infants can avail free ambulance services by dialling toll-free number 102.
People can also call on toll-free national helpline number 1075; J&K COVID-19 Helpline Numbers 0191- 2549676 (UT level Cell), 0191-2520982, 0191-2674444, 0191-2674115 (For Jammu Division), 0194-2440283 & 0194-2430581 (For Kashmir Division) for support, guidance, and response to health-related queries on Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).
Public is advised to strictly follow the advisories issued by the government from time to time and rely only on the information released by the government through the daily media bulletin to print and electronic media.
People are also advised to refrain from spreading rumours and pay no heed to them at the same time.

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