Jammu Tawi, Apr 12: Lockdown restrictions continues J&K Union Territory for 19th day and its entry point remained sealed at Lakhanpur in the wake of rising cases of Covid-19 infection. The deadly virus has spread its tentacles fast since the first case of Corona virus reported in the Kashmir Valley on March 19.
According to the official spokesperson of the J&K Administration, Mr. Rohit Kansal, 21 new cases of Covid-19 reported in J&K today. In a tweet at 5.30 pm, Mr. Kansal detailed, “21 new cases of Covid-19 reported in J&K today. 17 from Kashmir Division and 4 from Jammu Division. Total number of positive cases now 245. Details follow in daily bulletin
In another tweet he said, “Over 400 tested today alone. May lead to more positive cases/red zones. NOT a cause for alarm. Remember every single tracked case= more infections being eliminated…”
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel coronavirus (COVID-19), out of 245 positive cases, 235 are Active Positive, 06 have recovered and 04 have died.
Furthermore, till date 51320 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been put under surveillance which included 9153 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 433 in Hospital Quarantine, 235 in hospital isolation and 29718 under home surveillance. Besides, 11777 persons have completed their 28-day surveillance period.
The Bulletin further said that 3355 samples have tested as negative till April 12, 2020.
Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 58 positive cases wherein 56 are Active Positive, 01 recovered and 01 has died, Bandipora 42 positive cases with 39 Active Positive, 02 recovered and 01 died, Baramulla 37 positive cases with 36 Active Positive, no case has recovered and 01 died, Budgam 11 positive cases all of whom are Active Positive, Pulwama 03 positive cases-all Active Positive, Shopian and Kupwara with 14 and 23 positive cases respectively and all are Active Positive, and Ganderbal and Kulgam with 05 and 04 positive cases respectively all of whom are Active Positive.
Similarly, Jammu has 21 positive cases of whom 19 are Active Positive and 02 have recovered, Udhampur 19 positive cases of which 18 are Active Positive, 0 recovered and 01 died, while as Rajouri and Samba have 03 and 04 positive cases respectively and all are Active Positive and the single positive case has recovered fully in Kishtwar district.
The Bulletin said that the breakup represents districts from which the patients have been traced or are ordinarily residing.
For further psycho-social support people have been asked to call National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) Toll Free 080-46110007.
The Bulletin informed the general public that in case of any emergency people can avail free ambulance services 24×7 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 24×7 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).