JAMMU, APRIL 25: The Government Saturday informed that 40 new positive cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), (all from Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 494.
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel coronavirus (Covid-19), out of 494 positive cases, 376 are Active Positive, 112 have recovered and 01 COVID-19 patient died at SKIMS, Bemina today taking death toll to 06.
Furthermore, till date 66343 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for surveillance which include 6324 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 263 in Hospital Quarantine, 376 in hospital isolation and 10974 under home surveillance. Besides, 48400 persons have completed their surveillance period.
The Bulletin further said that out of 12835 test results available, 12341 samples have tested as negative till April 25, 2020.
Moreover, 03 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged, 01 from SKIMS Soura and 02 from CD Hospital Jammu.
Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Bandipora has 116 positive cases wherein 93 are Active Positive, 22 recovered and 01 has died, Srinagar 83 positive cases with 54 Active Positive, 28 recovered and 01 died; Shopian has 63 positive cases with 52 Active Positive, 11 recovered; Baramulla 55 positive cases with 40 Active Positive, 12 recovered, and 03 died; Kupwara has 46 positive cases with 40 Active Positive and 06 recovered; Anantnag district has 37 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 19 are Active Positive and 07 have recovered, Udhampur 20 positive cases of which 11 are Active Positive, 08 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 cases have recovered; Kathua has 01 positive case which is active positive; Ramban has 01 positive case who is Active Positive. Meanwhile, Kishtwar has 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, according to the advisory issued in the media bulletin, it urged people to install Aarogya Setu app in order to prevent spread of COVID-19 in our country.
“It will help us to stay informed with latest updates against COVID-19 & enable the Government to plan initiatives. It empowers users with better information on potential risk of infection, self-assessment tools and contextual advice. Download & Install this App in your smart phones today on Android from Play Store and on iOS platform via respective app store,” reads the advisory.
It further 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.
People, the advisory said, must avoid close contact with anyone that has fever and cough and in case anyone develops fever, cough and difficulty in breathing, seek medical advice promptly.
People should call on Covid-19 helpline numbers so that they can be provided correct medical advice and directed to the right health facility, if needed.
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.