Corona cases surge in J&K, Kashmir with most affected

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 4/9/2020 4:25:53 PM

# 33 new cases, total number reaches 158 # 40336 persons under observation

JAMMU, Apr 8: Coronavirus cases in J&K continue to surge while Kashmir with most affected region. The total number of Covid-19 positive cases in J&K climbed to 158 on Wednesday with the death toll touching three.
Across the J&K, the number of cases started rising with Kashmir reporting thirty fresh cases while 3 new in Jammu. The total number of cases in the Union Territory have now reached 158.
130 active cases, 27 in Jammu division, 103 in Kashmir. Good news too: 2 patients discharges from SKIMS (hospital),” tweeted J&K Govt spokesman Rohit Kansal.
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel coronavirus (Covid-19), till date 40336 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been put under surveillance which includes 8494 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 518 in Hospital Quarantine, 130 in hospital isolation and 23364 under home surveillance. Besides, 7830 persons have completed their 28-day surveillance period.
The Bulletin further said that till date 2269 samples have been sent for testing of which 2116 have tested as negative, and 14 reports are awaited till April 08, 2020.
It said that two more Covid-19 patients have recovered and have been discharged from SKIMS Soura, Srinagar today.
The Bulletin urged the general public 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.
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 doorsteps 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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