COVID-19: Three more test positive in Kashmir, tally rises to 109

Srinagar: Three more persons have been tested positive for coronavirus, taking toll number of cases in J&K to 109.

According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel coronavirus (COVID-19), out of 109 positive cases, 103 are Active Positive, 04 have recovered and 02 have died.

Kashmir has 85 positive cases while as Jammu has 18 COVID19 patients.

Furthermore, till date 35242 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been put under surveillance which include 10556 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 615 in Hospital Quarantine, 103 in hospital isolation and 17506 under home surveillance.

The Bulletin further said that till date 1708 samples have been sent for testing of which 1583 have tested as negative, and 16 reports are awaited till April 06, 2020.

The Bulletin urged the general public 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.

It also said that Indian Council for Medical Research has appealed to the General Public to refrain from consuming smokeless tobacco products and spitting in public places during the Covid epidemic.  Further, it said chewing smokeless tobacco products (Gutkha, Paan masala with tobacco, Paan and other chewing tobacco products) and areca nut (supari) increases the production of saliva followed by a very strong urge to spit. Spitting in public places could enhance the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

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