46 Armed Forces Men Among 564 New Cases, J&K Total 25931

Srinagar, Aug 11: Jammu and Kashmir reported 564 new covid-19 cases including 46 armed forces personnel, taking the overall tally to 25931, officials said on Tuesday.

With 88 travelers among them, 133 cases were reported from Jammu division and 431 from Kashmir division, the official sources added.

Giving district-wise break-up, officials sources said that Srinagar reported 90 cases, Baramulla 53, Pulwama 37, Kulgam 23, Shopian 2, Anantnag 42, Budgam 39, Kupwara 33, Bandipora 67, Ganderbal 45, Jammu 72, Rajouri 4, Ramban 6, Kathua 10, Udhampur 6, Samba 7, Doda 2, Poonch 14, Reasi 7 and Kishtwar 5.

In Kashmir, Srinagar tops the list with 6350 cases followed by Baramulla with 2231, Pulwama 1897, Kulgam 1642, Budgam 1609, Shopian 1536, Anantnag 1612, Kupwara 1306, Bandipora 1168 and Ganderbal 734.

In Jammu division, Jammu district has 1685 cases, Rajouri 767, Ramban 611, Kathua 612, Udhampur 631, Samba 529, Doda 317, Poonch 289, Reasi 235 and Kishtwar 170.

According to the bulletin, of the total 25931 positive cases in J&K 5135 have been reported as travelers while 20796 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 meter 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”.

Meanwhile, 604 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals—149 from Jammu Division and 455 from Kashmir Valley, they added. (GNS)

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