Jammu, Apr 14: With 25 new Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) positive cases reported in Jammu and Kashmir, the tally on Monday swelled to 270 while so far 16 people have recovered from the deadly disease in the Union Territory.
As per Bulletin on Novel Corona Virus the Government informed that 25 new positive cases, all from Kashmir division, have been reported on Monday, thus taking the total number of positive cases to 270.
It further said that out of 270 positive cases, 250 are Active Positive, 16 have recovered and four have died.
Furthermore, till date 53679 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been put under surveillance which included 8581 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 354 in Hospital Quarantine, 250 in hospital isolation and 30634 under home surveillance. Besides, 13856 persons have completed their 28-day surveillance period.
Moreover 10, more patients have recovered today, 04 are from Kashmir Division (2 SKIMS Soura, 2 JLNM Srinagar) and six from Jammu Division (CD Hospital Jammu). The Bulletin further said that 3795 samples have tested as negative till April 13.
Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 70 positive cases wherein 66 are Active Positive, 03 recovered and 01 has died, Bandipora 51 positive cases with 47 Active Positive, 03 recovered and 01 died, Baramulla 40 positive cases with 39 Active Positive, no case has recovered and 01 died, Budgam 11 positive cases all of whom are Active Positive, Pulwama 03 positive cases where 02 Active Positive,01 recovered; Shopian and Kupwara with 14 and 23 positive cases respectively and all are Active Positive, and Ganderbal and Kulgam with 05 and 05 positive cases respectively all of whom are Active Positive.
Similarly, Jammu has 21 positive cases of whom 18 are Active Positive and 03 have recovered, Udhampur 19 positive cases of which 14 are Active Positive, 04 recovered and 01 died, while as Rajouri has 03 positive cases of whom 2 are Active Positive with 01 recovery; Samba district has 04 positive cases which are all active positive. Meanwhile, Kishtwar has only 01 positive case which has recovered.
The Bulletin said that the breakup represents districts from which the patients have been traced or are ordinarily residing.
Meanwhile, 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. (UNI)