Coronavirus deaths in J&K surge past 31, total cases 2658

Sudhir Kumar. Dated: 6/2/2020 12:53:23 AM

#3 pregnant ladies among 155 new cases reported #Fisheries office, J&K Bank Branch Amphala sealed in Jammu #Ware House-Nehru market, Kanak Mandi remains closed

JAMMU, June 1: Death toll due to COVID-19 in J&K surged past 31 on Monday with 3 new casualties. The recent number of positive cases of coronavirus in Jammu and Srinagar seems to have spilling them over to its neighbouring districts as well. Ramban has been recording a large number of cases in areas.
The reason to this can probably because of easing several activities, including opening of all shops in one go, after the fourth phase of lockdown ended on May 30.
Meanwhile, Three pregnant ladies among 155 new cases of the novel Coronavirus has been reported in the J&K on Monday , taking total tally to 2658 .
Official said that 99 new cases were reported in Jammu Division, while 56 from Kashmir Division. As many as 53 cases of COVID-19 were reported from Ramban.
Dr Mir Mushtaq, Deputy Medical Superintendent District Hospital Pulwama told that 70-year-old-man was brought dead to the hospital this morning. “His swap sample was taken which came out to be positive now,” he said.
The body was kept in hospital mortuary and would be handed over to the family as per covod-19 protocol. “The man had comorbidities like COPD,” he said.
Earlier, a 72-year-old man with comorbities from Doda and a 45-year-old man from Shopian died at SKIMS Soura.
With these fatalities, the death toll due to the virus in J&K has gone up to 31. So far Srinagar district has highest number of the fatalities 7 followed by Anantnag and Baramulla with five deaths each, Kulgam has reported four, three from Shopian, Budgam and Jammu have two each and one death each has been reported from Bandipora, Doda and Udhampur.
However, Fisheries Office was sealed in Jammu after one employee tested positive for Corona positive.
As per details, the employee tested positive on Sunday and was tested on Saturday. Many senior officers sit in this office complex.
Meanwhile, J&K Bank's Amphalla branch in Jammu closed as staff member's son found Corona Positive.
Whereas one tested positive in Jammu, the person is Labourer by profession and as precautionary measure Ware House -Nehru market remained closed. Kanak Mandi was also remained closed after report of a positive case in the area.
SSP Kathua Shailendra Mishra said, "2 air returnees test positive in the district. Both symptomatic. "
Whereas DC Kishtwar Rajinder Singh Tara said 4 persons have tested positive in Kishtwar. "04 persons tested positive today which includes two drivers, one helper and one contact of the driver.All have Jammu based travel history. Kindly avoid unnecessary travel."
Three more person tested positive in Rajouri district including one Army personnel. The Official said that "A person referred by Sunderbani Hospital tested +Ve for COVID-19 on arrival at GMC Jammu. Have no travel history outside UT. Contact tracing being done.
33 positive cases of COVID-19 reported at CD hospital Srinagar . 7 Kulgam (03 DH Pora,01 Yaripora, 1 Bugam, 1 Mandioda Devsar, Chigalpora), 13 Anantnag (08 Malaknag(all family members), 2 Brariangan, 2 Gund Fatehpora, 01 Shalgam Bijbehara), 4 Baramulla( 1 Wenkara, 1 Kanlibagh, 1 Tangipora Patten, 1 Chakloo), 1 Rawalpora Srinagar, 3 Shopain (1 Shopain, 1 Zahibagh Wachi, 1 Wehal), 3 Reshipora Pulwama, 2 Ganderbal( 1Watlar, 1 Makbal). 8 cases from SKIMS, 1 Seelu Baramulla, 1 Litter Pulwama, 2 Qamar Wari Srinagar, 2 Hawal Srinagar, 2 Bemina Srinagar.
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), out of 2601 positive cases, 1624 are Active Positive, 946 have recovered and 31 have died; 04 in Jammu division and 27 in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin further said that out of 176309 test results available, 173708 samples have been tested as negative till June 1, 2020.
Additionally, till date 176805 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for surveillance which included 38276 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 38 in Hospital Quarantine, 1624 in hospital isolation and 48964 under home surveillance. Besides, 87872 persons have completed their surveillance period.
Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Bandipora has 146 positive cases with 11 Active Positive, 134 recovered, 01 death; Srinagar has 290 positive cases (including 10 cases reported today) with 142 Active Positive, 141 recovered, 07 deaths; Anantnag district has 350 positive cases (including 12 cases reported today), with 221 Active Positive, 124 recovered (including 02 cases recovered today), 05 deaths; Baramulla has 238 positive cases (including 06 cases reported today) with 130 Active Positive, 103 recovered, 05 deaths; Shopian has 175 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today) with 64 Active Positive, 108 recovered and 03 death; Kupwara has 279 positive cases (including 11 cases reported today) with 204 Active Positive, 75 recovered; Budgam has 110 positive cases, with 47 Active Positive and 61 recovered cases and 02 deaths; Ganderbal has 34 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) with 10 Active cases and 24 recoveries; Kulgam has 300 positive cases (including 06 cases reported today), with 264 Active Positive and 32 recoveries (including 06 cases recovered today) and 04 deaths and Pulwama reported 77 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today) with 64 active positive and 13 recovered.
Similarly, Jammu has 144 positive cases (including 08 cases reported today) with 101 active positive cases and 41 recoveries (including 02 cases recovered today) and 02 deaths; Udhampur has 67 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) with 40 active positive cases, 26 recovered (including 01 case recovered today) and 01 death; Samba has 44 positive cases (including 01 case reported today) with 31 Active Positive and 13 recoveries (including 02 cases recovered today); Rajouri has 33 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today) with 28 active positive cases and 05 recovered; Kathua has 78 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today) with 53 Active positive and 25 recovered (including 05 cases recovered today); Kishtwar has 12 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today) with 11 active positive cases and 01 recovered; Ramban has 144 positive cases (including 53 cases reported today) with 128 active positive and 16 recoveries (including 01 case recovered today); Reasi has 14 positive cases with 11 active positive and 03 recovered, Poonch has 40 active positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) while Doda has 26 positive cases (including 21 cases reported today) with 24 active positive case, 01 recovered and 01 death.
According to the bulletin, of the total 2601 positive cases in the UT of J&K 1186 have been reported as travellers.
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 24x7 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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