JAMMU, JULY 07, 2020: The Government on Monday informed that 246 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 36 from Jammu division and 210 from Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 8675. Also 06 COVID-19 deaths have been reported from Kashmir Division.

Moreover, 63 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals, 08 from Jammu Division and 55 from Kashmir Division.

According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 8675 positive cases, 3219 are Active Positive, 5318 have recovered and 138 have died; 14 in Jammu division and 124 in Kashmir division.

The Bulletin further said that out of 406212 test results available, 397537 samples have been tested as negative till July 6, 2020.

Additionally, till date 299748 travelers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for surveillance which included 40157 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 47 in Hospital Quarantine, 3,219 in hospital isolation and 46777 under home surveillance. Besides, 209410 persons have completed their surveillance period.

Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Bandipora has 308 positive cases (including 01 cases reported today) with 24 Active Positive, 281 recovered (including 02 cases recovered today) and 03 death; Srinagar has 1216 positive cases (including 65 cases reported today) with 738 Active Positive, 445 recovered (including 22 cases reported today), 33 deaths; Anantnag district has 721 positive cases (including 01 case reported today), with 146 Active Positive, 564 recovered, 11 deaths; Baramulla has 1064 positive cases (including 41 cases reported today) with 588 Active Positive, 450 recovered (including 11 cases recovered today), 26 deaths; Shopian has 861 positive cases (including 12 cases reported today) with 233 Active Positive, 615 recovered (including 04 cases recovered today) and 13 deaths; Kupwara has 607 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today) with 165 Active Positive, 435 recovered (including 06 cases recovered today) and 07 deaths; Budgam has 489 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today) with 198 Active Positive and 281 recovered cases (including 07 cases recovered today) and 10 deaths; Ganderbal has 120 positive cases (including 01 case reported today) with 42 active positive cases and 77 recoveries (including 03 cases reported today) and 01 death; Kulgam has 908 positive cases (including 49 cases reported today), with 294 Active Positive and 598 recoveries and 16 deaths and Pulwama reported 572 positive cases (including 34 cases reported today) with 301 active positive cases and 267 recovered and 04 deaths.

Similarly, Jammu has 403 positive cases (including 06 cases reported today) with 90 active positive cases and 305 recoveries (including 04 cases reported today) and 08 deaths; Udhampur has 291 positive cases (including 01 case reported today) with 83 active positive cases, 207 recovered and 01 death; Samba has 199 positive cases (including 13 cases reported today) with 79 Active Positive and 120 recoveries; Rajouri has 128 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today) with 58 active positive cases and 69 recovered (including 01 case recovered today) and 01 death; Kathua has 254 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today) with 63 Active positive and 190 recovered (including 02 recoveries today) and 01 death; Kishtwar has 29 positive cases with 08 active positive cases and 21 recovered; Ramban has 239 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today) with 52 active positive and 187 recoveries ; Reasi has 48 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today) with 16 active positive and 32 recovered; Poonch has 125 positive cases (including 01 case reported today) with 10 active positive and 114 recoveries (including 01 cases reported today) and 01 death while Doda has 93 positive cases with 31 active positive cases and 60 recoveries and 02 deaths.

According to the bulletin, of the total 8675 positive cases in J&K 2516 have been reported as travelers while 6159 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 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.