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JK reports 610 new cases of Corona Virus, six virus related deaths in past 24 hours
Positive cases 87364, active positive 8704, recovered 77288, casualties 1372
10/18/2020 12:41:43 AM
Jehangir Rashid

Early Times Report

SRINAGAR, Oct 17: The total number of COVID-19 positive cases in the union territory of Jammu & Kashmir reached 87,364 as 610 new cases of virus were reported today while as the total number of casualties is 1372 following six fresh deaths.
Srinagar district reported 129 fresh cases of virus followed by Jammu district 116 cases, Baramulla district 58 cases, Kishtwar district 38 cases, Bandipora district 36 cases, Budgam district 32 cases, Pulwama district 28 cases, Kupwara district 25 cases, Ganderbal district 24 cases, Anantnag and Ramban districts 19 cases each, Doda district 17 cases, Rajouri district 16 cases, Poonch district 11 cases, Udhampur district 10 cases, Kathua and Samba districts eight cases each, Kulgam and Shopian districts six cases each and Reasi district four cases.
Kishtwar district in Jammu division reported three fresh Corona Virus deaths followed by a death each in Doda, Baramulla and Pulwama districts. So far 918 virus related deaths have taken place in Kashmir division while as in Jammu division 454 people have died due to COVID-19 so far.
The Jammu & Kashmir administration through the media bulletin informed that 610 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 247 from Jammu division and 363 from Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 87,364. Also six COVID-19 deaths have been reported; four from Jammu division and two from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 809 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 405 from Jammu Division and 404 from Kashmir Division. Out of 87,364 positive cases, 8,704 are active positive, 77,288 have recovered and 1,372 have died; 454 in Jammu division and 918 in Kashmir division.
Out of 19, 78,626 test results available, 18, 91,262 samples have tested negative till date. Till date 6, 26,061 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 25,203 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 8,704 in isolation and 50,263 in home surveillance. Besides, 5, 40,519 persons have completed their surveillance period.
The bulletin said that Srinagar has 17,530 positive cases, 1,806 active positive, 15,396 recovered, 328 deaths; Budgam has 5,614 positive cases, 458 active positive, 5,066 recovered, 90 deaths; Baramulla has 5,163 positive cases, 1,264 active positive, 3,764 recovered, 135 deaths; Pulwama has 4,398 positive cases, 284 active positive, 4,038 recovered, 76 deaths; Kupwara has 4,044 positive cases, 284 active positive, 3,689 recovered, 71 deaths.
“Anantnag has 3,924 positive cases, 313 active positive, 3,541 recovered, 70 deaths; Bandipora has 3,831 positive cases, 301 active positive, 3,488 recovered, 42 deaths; Ganderbal has 3,301 positive cases, 276 active positive, 2,995 recovered, 30 deaths; Kulgam has 2,388 positive cases, 91 active positive, 2,254 recovered, 43 deaths and Shopian has 2,118 positive cases, 89 active positive, 1,996 recovered, 33 deaths,” reads the bulletin.
The bulletin said that Jammu has 15,987 positive cases, 1,150 active positive, 14,601 recovered, 236 deaths; Rajouri has 3,111 positive cases, 392 active positive, 2,674 recovered, 45 deaths; Udhampur has 2,561 positive cases, 146 active positive, 2,390 recovered, 25 deaths; Doda has 2,490 positive cases, 289 active positive, 2,160 recovered, 41 deaths; Kathua has 2,326 positive cases, 62 active positive, 2,235 recovered, 29 deaths.
“Poonch has 2,125 positive cases, 613 active positive, 1,490 recovered, 22 deaths; Samba has 2,061 positive cases, 425 active positive, 1,612 recovered, 24 deaths; Kishtwar has 1,698 positive cases, 216 active positive, 1,468 recovered, 14 deaths; Ramban has 1,504 positive cases, 70 active positive, 1,423 recovered, 11 deaths and Reasi has 1,190 positive cases, 175 active positive, 1,008 recovered, seven deaths,” reads the bulletin. Out of 87,364 positive cases in J&K, 9,374 have been reported as travelers.
The bulletin has informed the people that, the best way to protect themselves from COVID-19 is by maintaining physical distance of at least two meters 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.
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