J&K witnesses biggest spike in Covid-19 infection in 72 hours; 4 deaths in a day, takes tally to 40; 143 new +ve cases, total 3,524

Sudhir Kumar. Dated: 6/6/2020 11:03:51 PM

PCR Kashmir Hospital sealed after 2 test positive

JAMMU, Jun 6: The surge in Covid-19 infections continues in the J&K UT. Two day back after recording a high of 285 cases, the number of infections crossed 3,524, with 40 deaths also being reported till today.
Reports said that 143 persons tested positive for Covid-19 in the J&K UT in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases to 3,524. 43 from Jammu division while 100 from Kashmir division.
J&K UT among Gujarat, Haryana, Kerala, Assam, Tamil Nadu are the six states/UTs witnessed the biggest spike in COVID 19 infection in the last 72 hours. These six states registered majority of Coronavirus cases for the third straight day in India hit a new high.
Amid speculation of shifting darbar move officers to Srinagar and opening of full fledged offices from today, the death toll reaches 40. The J&K Ut recorded 11 fatalities in the last 72 hours , the highest toll in UT since outbreak of coronavirus in J&K. .
Reports said that Jammu and Kashmir reported the third death due to covid-19 on Saturday as 70-year-old man’s swab sample returned positive for the virus, hours after his death at SMHS hospital here. His death has taken the overall fatality toll due to the virus in J&K to 39.
A resident of Handwara area of north Kashmir Kupwara district, the septuagenarian was brought to the hospital around 2:30 to 3 a.m. on Saturday and died within an hour after admission, Medical Superintendent SMHS hospital Dr Nazir Choudhary told.
“He had multiple problems and died of bilateral pneumonia,” he said. The hospital authorities, sources said, had kept the body in mortuary and would be handed over as per covid-19 protocol, sources said.
Earlier in the day, a 70-year-old man from Shopian and another 62-years-old from Miran Sahib Jammu succumbed to the virus.
However, an elderly man from Srinagar uptown died due to Covid-19 infection at Rainawari Hospital Srinagar this evening.
Sources told that the elderly man from Baghat Barzulla was admitted in the hospital after developing Covid-19 infection. This evening he breathed his last.
Family members alleged that the patient died due to lack of Oxygen. They said no doctor was available at the time of death of the patient.
A doctor refuted this charge saying that the elderly patient was critical, suffering from multiple ailments.
This was the 4th Covid-19 death in Jammu and Kashmir today. Three deaths were reported from Valley and one from Jammu.
With this latest death the tally reached 40. Kashmir has witnessed 36 deaths so for while 4 deaths occurred in Jammu.
Medical superintendent CD hospital Dr. Saleem Tak told that 72-year-old man from Shopian was shifted to CD hospital yesterday. “He had underlying symptoms and died today,” he said.
Dr. Kirti Bhushan, deputy medical superintendent GMC Jammu, said that the elderly woman from Miran Sahib Jammu was admitted on 24 May and tested positive subsequently. “She was suffering from heart and orthopaedic problems," he added.
With the latest fatalities, the death toll due to the virus in J&K has gone up to 40. So far Srinagar district with ten deaths due to the virus has the highest fatalities, followed by Baramulla seven, Anantnag five, Kulgam four, three each in Shopian and Jammu, two each in Budgam and Kupwara while one death each has been reported from Bandipora, Doda and Udhampur.
The hospital of police control room “PCR” Kashmir has been sealed after 02 positive cases of Coronavirus were reported.
Reports said that two positive cases were reported after which the police control room “PCR” Kashmir Hospital was sealed at Srinagar.
The Hospital has been sealed for 48 hours as the protocol issued by the Ministry of Health.
Reports said that those who tested positive are senior Doctors in the Hospital.
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), out of 3467 positive cases, 2302 are Active Positive, 1126 have recovered and 39 have died; 05 in Jammu division and 34 in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin further said that out of 211880 test results available, 208413 samples have been tested as negative till June 6, 2020.
Additionally, till date 208650 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for surveillance which included 42003 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 53 in Hospital Quarantine, 2302 in hospital isolation and 57045 under home surveillance. Besides, 107208 persons have completed their surveillance period.
Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Bandipora has 194 positive cases (including 14 cases reported today) with 57 Active Positive, 136 recovered, 01 death; Srinagar has 370 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today) with 218 Active Positive, 143 recovered, 09 deaths; Anantnag district has 385 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today), with 217 Active Positive, 163 recovered (including 08 cases recovered today), 05 deaths; Baramulla has 317 positive cases (including 09 cases reported today) with 205 Active Positive, 105 recovered (including 01 case recovered today), 07 deaths; Shopian has 346 positive cases (including 64 cases reported today) with 209 Active Positive, 133 recovered and 04 deaths; Kupwara has 331 positive cases with 234 Active Positive, 95 recovered (including 13 cases recovered today) and 02 death; Budgam has 142 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today), with 70 Active Positive and 70 recovered cases (including 03 cases recovered today) and 02 deaths; Ganderbal has 42 positive cases with 16 active positive cases and 26 recoveries; Kulgam has 366 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today), with 311 Active Positive and 51 recoveries and 04 deaths and Pulwama reported 122 positive cases with 109 active positive and 13 recovered.
Similarly, Jammu has 200 positive cases (including 10 cases reported today) with 130 active positive cases and 67 recoveries (including 04 cases recovered today) and 03 deaths; Udhampur has 129 positive cases (including 06 cases reported today) with 99 active positive cases, 29 recovered and 01 death; Samba has 57 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) with 34 Active Positive and 23 recoveries (including 02 cases recovered today); Rajouri has 52 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today) with 47 active positive cases and 05 recovered; Kathua has 105 positive cases (including 11 cases reported today) with 69 Active positive and 36 recovered (including 04 cases recovered today); Kishtwar has 17 positive cases with 13 active positive cases and 04 recovered; Ramban has 168 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today) with 148 active positive and 20 recoveries (including 04 cases recovered today); Reasi has 20 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) with 17 active positive and 03 recovered, Poonch has 68 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today) with 65 active positive and 03 recoveries (including 01 case recovered today) while Doda has 36 positive cases (including 01 cases reported today) with 34 active positive cases and 01 recovery and 01 death.
According to the bulletin, of the total 3467 positive cases in the UT of J&K 1433 have been reported as travelers.
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 metre 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”.
Advisory has further exhorted upon the people not to step out of home, unless absolutely necessary. “If you have to move out for unavoidable reasons, ensure that you wear a mask and practice social distancing, personal hygiene and frequent handwashing with soap and water.”
In case of any emergency people can avail free ambulance services 24x7 at their doorsteps by calling on toll-free number 108 while as pregnant women and sick infants can avail free ambulance services by dialling toll-free number 102.
People can also call on toll-free national helpline number 1075; J&K COVID-19 Helpline Numbers 0191- 2549676 (UT level Cell), 0191-2520982, 0191-2674444, 0191-2674115 (For Jammu Division), 0194-2440283 & 0194-2430581 (For Kashmir Division) for support, guidance, and response to health-related queries on Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).
Public is advised to strictly follow the advisories issued by the government from time to time and rely only on the information released by the government through the daily media bulletin to print and electronic media.
People are also advised to refrain from spreading rumours and pay no heed to them at the same time.



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