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COVID19: 14 more test positive, toll mounts to 139 in J&K

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Srinagar:  14 more persons have been tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday, taking total number of cases in J&K to 139.

According to the government, 11 fresh cases have been reported from Kashmir while as three more persons have been tested positive in Jammu.


Now Kashmir has 103 positive patients, while as Jammu has 27 cases.

“14 news cases today, 11 in Kashmir, 3 in Jammu. 139 cases in all now. 130 active cases, 27 in Jammu division, 103 in Kashmir. Good news too: 2 patients discharges from SKIMS (hospital),” tweeted J&K Govt spokesman Rohit Kansal.

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

Meanwhile, 40336 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been put under surveillance in Jammu and Kashmir. 

Furthermore, 8494 persons have been kept in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 518 in Hospital Quarantine, 130  in hospital isolation and  23364 under home surveillance. Besides, 7084 persons have completed their 28-day surveillance period.

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.