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Covid-19: Six more test positive as number of cases rise to 20 in J&K

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Srinagar: Four more persons, two with travel history to abroad, have tested positive for coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir, taking the total number of cases to 18.

“Four more positive cases in Kashmir; all from Srinagar district – two have travel history abroad; the other two have travel history outside J-K as part of religious congregation,” government spokesperson Rohit Kansal tweeted.

With this, the total number of positive cases in the union territory has now gone up to 18.

As one patient has died and one recovered,  there are 16  active cases in the union territory, of which 12 are in the valley.

Meanwhile, the J&K Government today informed that 5763 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been put under surveillance and, so far, 18 cases have tested positive in Jammu and Kashmir (16 active positive, 01 recovered and 01 death).

According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel coronavirus (COVID-19) 3136 persons have been kept under home quarantine (including facilities operated by Govt.) while as 169 are in hospital quarantine.

Persons who are under home surveillance stand at 1877 while as 581 persons have completed their 28-day surveillance period.

The Bulletin further said that 423 samples have been sent for testing of which 400 tested as negative. The bulletin further stated that 05 reports are awaited till March 27, 2020.

Meanwhile, in case of any emergency people can avail free ambulance services 24×7 at their door steps by calling on toll free No. 108. Pregnant women and sick infants can avail free ambulance services by dialing 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).

According to government advisory, people are urged to take the lockdown seriously and uphold the instructions laid out by the government in a coordinated effort to protect themselves and their families by staying in homes.

Meanwhile, two more positive cases of Covid-19 were reported in Rajouri district of Jammu division.

In a late night tweet, J&K Government Spokesperson, Rohit Kansal, said that two more positive cases have been confirmed in Jammu and Kashmir, both from Rajouri District. “One a family member of yesterday’s confirmed case, the other has a contact history with a confirmed (now deceased) case.”

Kansal tweeted: # COVID19
As we end the day,  two more positive cases confirmed -both from Rajouri District. One a family member of yesterday’s confirmed case, the other has a contact history with a confirmed (now deceased) case. #Stillnotlate #Breakthechain @diprjk

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