17 new positive cases reported today, 28545 persons under observation

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The Government Saturday informed that 17 new positive cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), including 03 from Jammu division and 14 from Kashmir division, were reported today taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 92.

According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel coronavirus (COVID-19), out of 92 positive cases, 86 are Active Positive, 04 have recovered and 02 have died.

“Till date 28545 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been put under surveillance which include 10606 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 682 in Hospital Quarantine, 86 in hospital isolation and 12795 under home surveillance. Besides, 4376 persons have completed their 28 days surveillance period,” the government in an official handout informed.

It further said that till date 1397 samples have been sent for testing of which 1250 have tested as negative, and 55 reports are awaited till April 04, 2020.

The government in its Media bulliten 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.

“People who are not suffering from medical conditions or having breathing difficulties may use the handmade reusable face cover, particularly when they step out of their house. These face covers could be made out of clean cloth available at home, which needs to be thoroughly cleaned and washed before a face cover is stitched/made. The face cover should be prepared in such a manner that it can cover the mouth and nose completely and can be tied over the face easily,” reads the advisory.

The government in its advisory urged religious leaders not to allow and carry any social ceremony including solemnizing marriages at religious places that can defeat the purpose of social distancing and make people vulnerable for COVID-19.

The government advised the public to strictly follow the advisories issued from time to time and are urged to rely only on the information released by the government in this regard through the daily media bulletin to print  and electronic media.

“People are advised to refrain from spreading rumours and pay no heed to them at the same time,” the media bulletin reads.