Jammu: The Government Wednesday informed that 12 new positive cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), 04 from Jammu division and 08 from Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 983.
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), out of 983 positive cases, 487 are Active Positive, 485 have recovered and 11 have died.
Moreover, 19 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals of Kashmir Division.
The Bulletin further said that out of 63515 test results available, 62532 samples have tested as negative till May 14, 2020.
Furthermore, till date 103290 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for surveillance which included 26603 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 152 in Hospital Quarantine, 487 in hospital isolation and 12383 under home surveillance. Besides, 63654 persons have completed their surveillance period.
Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Bandipora has 134 positive cases with 16 Active Positive, 117 recovered (including 09 recoveries today), 01 death; Srinagar has 142 positive cases (including 05 reported today) with 54 Active Positive, 84 recovered, 04 deaths; Anantnag district has 145 positive cases with 121 Active Positive, 23 recovered (including 06 recoveries today), 01 death; Baramulla has 110 positive cases with 50 Active Positive, 57 recovered, 03 deaths; Shopian has 107 positive cases (including 02 new cases reported today) with 47 Active Positive, 60 recovered; Kupwara has 83 positive cases with 38 Active Positive, 45 recovered; Budgam has 52 positive cases with 34 Active Positive and 18 recovered cases (including 04 recoveries today); Ganderbal has 23 positive cases with 09 Active cases and 14 recoveries; Kulgam has 72 positive cases with 66 Active Positive and 06 recoveries; Pulwama has 14 positive cases (including 01 case reported today) with 10 active positive, 04 recovered.
Similarly, Jammu has 38 positive cases with 11 active positive cases and 26 recoveries and 01 death; Udhampur has 23 positive cases (including 01 reported today) with 03 active positive case, 19 recovered and 01 death; Samba has 11 positive cases with 07 Active Positive and 04 recoveries; Rajouri has 04 positive cases who all have recovered; Kathua has 17 positive cases with 16 Active positive and 01 recovered; Kishtwar had only 01 positive case who has recovered; Ramban has 04 positive case (including 03 reported today) with 03 active positive and 01 recovered while Reasi has 03 positive cases with 02 active positive and 01 recovered today.
The Bulletin said that the breakup represents districts from which the patients have been traced or are ordinarily residing.
As per the bulletin, the public in general has been informed that smokers are at higher risk of COVID-19 infection , Stop Smoking now; The act of smoking means that fingers (and possibly contaminated cigarettes) are in contact with lips which increase the possibility of transmission of virus from hand to mouth, smokers may also already have lung disease or reduced lung capacity which would greatly increase risk of serious illness, smoking products such as water pipes often involve the sharing of mouth pieces and hoses, which could facilitate the transmission of COVID-19 and conditions that increase oxygen needs or reduce the ability of the body to use it properly will put patients at higher risk of serious lung conditions such as pneumonia.
“The best way to protect yourself against COVID-19 is by maintaining physical distance of at least 2 metre from others and frequently cleaning your hands with an alcohol based hand rub or wash them with soap and water”, the Advisory further informed the people.
The bulletin further explains that early detection of COVID-19 can prevent the spread of disease, let us 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.
As a measure for social distancing in public places & workplaces wearing a face cover is compulsory.
Advisory 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 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 are urged to 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.