With one death, Covid-19 toll reaches 3

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 4/7/2020 11:58:45 PM

# Fifteen more test positive, total Coronavirus cases rise to 125 in J&K # Three kids from Srinagar test positive

JAMMU, Apr 7: J&K reported one more COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday, taking the death toll to three, and 16 more people tested positive for coronavirus, the tally jumped to 125.
With the fifteen more people tested positive on Tuesday taking the number of COVID-19 patients in Jammu & Kashmir to 125. 118 active cases, 24 in Jammu division while 94 in Kashmir division. Official told that 6 new cases declared positive in Jammu while 9 in Kashmir, total tally reaches to 125.
J&K government spokesman Rohit Kansal tweeted: "Status update total cases 114. Active cases 103-94 in Kashmir division, 18 in Jammu; - 5 new cases so far, all from Kashmir.
Kashmir has witnessed 3rd death today from Covid-19 infection. A Covid-19 infected man from Gund Jahangir area of North Kashmir’s Bandipora district died at SMHS Hospital on Tuesday afternoon.
Though, Medical Superintendent SMHS, Dr Nazir Chowdary told that the man was suffering from Pneumonia and he has been waiting for the report to ascertain whether the person was a Covid-19 patient or not, but, Nodal Officer for Coronavirus Sumbal, Syed Shahnawaz Bukhari confirmed to KNT that the deceased was infected with Covid-19 and was shifted to hospital for treatment. “Yes, the man was tested positive for Covid-19 infection and unfortunately he died in Srinagar hospital today,” Bukhari said.
Bukhari added that district administration has been asked to do the burial of the deceased as per the Covid-19 protocol.
Pertinently, a man from Hyderpora, originally an inhabitant from Sopore town and a man from Tangmarg have died of Covid-19 infection in Kashmir Valley. Out of total 114, there are 107 active cases of Coronaviurs in Jammu and Kashmir.
Meanwhile, three kids of family were tested positive for Covid-19 here in Srinagar on Tuesday. The family from Alamdar Colony Lal Bazar had already a member tested positive and today two little daughters and nephew of that man were tested positive.
The elderly man from the Lal Bazar had arrived in Srinagar on March 17 from Kolkatta and after testing positive, his family members were quarantined at Hazratbal. “We had collected the samples of the family members some three days ago and today the tests of two little sisters, 11 and 9 years of age and a kid, the cousin of these sisters, 13 years of age were found positive,” a health official told. He said all these kid are however, asymptomatic.
Meanwhile, medicos at JLNM Hospital Rainawari took samples of Goripora Noorbagh family who had come into contact with a religious preacher. “The samples of the Noorbagh family were collected and reports are awaited,” he said adding that 32 samples of Covid-19 suspects were collected today at the hospital.
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel coronavirus (Covid-19), out of 125 positive cases, 118 are Active Positive, 04 have recovered and 03 have died.
Furthermore, 9209 persons have been kept in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 567 in Hospital Quarantine, 118 in hospital isolation and 20735 under home surveillance. Besides, 7084 persons have completed their 28-day surveillance period.
The Bulletin further said that till date 1900 samples have been sent for testing of which 1763 have tested as negative, and 12 reports are awaited till April 07, 2020.
According to the advisory issued in the media bulletin, the general public has been urged to stay indoors, strictly implement social distancing measures, disclose recent travel history to COVID-19 affected countries and report any contact with positive cases voluntarily.
It also urged people to stay active and follow short exercises workout plan to stay healthy.
“During the Covid-19 pandemic, when so many of us are very restricted in our movements, it is even more important for people of all ages and abilities to be as active as possible. Even a short break from sitting, by doing 3-5 minutes of physical movement, such as walking indoor or stretching, will help ease muscle strain, relieve mental tension and improve blood circulation and muscle activity,” the advisory said.
The general public is advised to avoid unnecessary visit to hospitals, in case anyone develops fever, cough and difficulty in breathing, seek medical advice promptly by calling on Covid-19 helpline numbers so that they can be provided correct medical advice and directed to the right health facility, if needed.
The Bulletin informed the general public that in case of any emergency people can avail free ambulance services 24x7 at their door steps by calling on toll free No. 108. Pregnant women and sick infants can avail free ambulance services by dialling toll free No. 102.
Furthermore a 24x7 toll free national helpline number 1075 has been activated for support, guidance, and response to health related queries on novel coronavirus disease. The government of Jammu and Kashmir has also set up helpline numbers in this regard: 0191-2549676 (UT level Cell for J&K), 0191-2520982, 0191-2674444, 0191-2674115 (For Jammu Division), 0194-2440283 and 0194-2430581 (For Kashmir Division).
With regard to personal hygiene, the advisory stressed on frequent hand washing with soap and water and to observe, coughing and sneezing etiquettes.
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 in this regard through the daily media bulletin to print and electronic media.
People are advised to refrain from spreading rumours and pay no heed to them at the same time.



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