COVID-19: 10 soldiers, three pregnant women among 125 fresh cases, tally mounts to 5680

Jammu and Kashmir Friday recorded 125 new positive cases including ten soldiers, three pregnant women and four policemen taking the total number of virus affected cases in the Union Territory to 5680

Officials to news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), that 125 new cases were reported in the UT of which 23 were from Jammu division and 102 from Kashmir division. “50 more patients recovered and were discharged from the hospital that includes 25 from Jammu division and an equal number from Kashmir division,” officials said

They said that among the new cases there were ten soldiers, three pregnant women and two doctors. Dr. G N Yatoo, Nodal officer for Coronavirus at SKIMS, Soura said that out of 3126 samples tested at the hospital, 62 returned positive. Giving details, another doctor at the SKIMS said that of the 62 cases, 17 are from Pulwama, 12 from Kulga, eight from Anantnag, seven from Shopian, six each from Srinagar and Bandipora, three from Baramulla and one each from Budgam, Ganderbal and Kupwara.

Dr Reyaz Untoo, principal SKIMS Bemina said that out of 431 samples tested at the hospital, six tested positive and all from Srinagar. Officials told KNO that 33 people tested positive at Chest Diseases hospital Srinagar that include ten soldiers from the BB Cant Srinagar, three pregnant women and two doctors.

Of the total COVID positive cases in the J&K which is 5680, Kulgam has recorded 664 positive cases, Baramulla 562, Srinagar 608, Anantnag 595, Shopian 602, Kupwara 428, Bandipora 258, Budgam 291, Pulwama 282, Ganderbal 66, Jammu 298, Ramban 201, Udhampur 203, Kathua 182, Poonch 108, Samba 124, Rajouri 73, Doda 63, Reasi 31 and Kishtwar 23.

According to the bulletin, of the total 5680 positive cases in J&K 1958 have been reported as travelers while 3722 as others.

The Bulletin said that 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 a physical distance of at least 2 meters 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 the life of individuals and their families at risk. In case of symptoms like fever, cough and difficulty in breathing reports 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.