COVID19: 11 more test positive in Kashmir, toll mounts to 136 in J&K

Srinagar:  Eleven more persons have been tested positive for coronavirus in Kashmir on Wednesday, taking total number of cases in J&K to 136.

SKIMS nodal officer for COVID19, Dr Ghulam Hassan Yatoo told The Kashmir Monitor that 11 have been tested positive at SKIMS. ” Most of these patients have been referred from Baramulla and Bandipora districts,” Yatoo said.

Till yesterday, 37713 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been put under surveillance in Jammu and Kashmir. 

Furthermore, 9209 persons have been kept in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 567 in Hospital Quarantine, 118 in hospital isolation and 20735 under home surveillance. Besides, 7084 persons have completed their 28-day surveillance period.

The Bulletin further said that till date 1900 samples have been sent for testing of which 1763 have tested as negative, and 12 reports are awaited till April 07, 2020.

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.

It also urged people to stay active and follow short exercises workout plan to stay healthy.

“During the Covid-19 pandemic, when so many of us are very restricted in our movements, it is even more important for people of all ages and abilities to be as active as possible. Even a short break from sitting, by doing 3-5 minutes of physical movement, such as walking indoor or stretching, will help ease muscle strain, relieve mental tension and improve blood circulation and muscle activity,” the advisory said.

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