Three new novel coronavirus positive cases were reported inJammu and Kashmir on Monday, all from the Kashmir division, officials said,taking to 109 the total number of confirmed patients in the union territory.
In its daily media bulletin on the COVID-19 situation, theJammu and Kashmir administration also advised people to cut down on listeningto news all the time as it may be upsetting and spend quality time with family.
The administration said of the 109, 103 are active cases,four have recovered and two have died.
Eighty-five cases are from Kashmir and 18 from Jammu division,it said.
Furthermore, till date 35,243 travellers and contacts ofsuspected cases have been put under surveillance which include 10,556 inhome-quarantine, the bulletin said.
Others include 615 in hospital quarantine, 103 in hospitalisolation and 17,506 under home surveillance. Besides, 6,463 persons havecompleted their 28-day surveillance period, it said.
The bulletin said that till date 1,708 samples have beensent for testing of which 1,583 have tested as negative, and 16 reports areawaited as on Monday.
The bulletin urged the public to stay indoors, strictlyfollow social-distancing measures, disclose recent travel history to COVID-19affected countries and report any contact with positive cases voluntarily.
Spending quality time with family and getting involved infamily discussions while staying at home during this period will help reduceanxiety and distress. Try to connect with your family members & loved onesthrough phone call or video call if they stay far from you, the bulletin saysin its advice to people.
The bulletin called on people to engage in recreationalactivities like solving puzzles, playing board games, listening to music,reading etc to reduce boredom.
It is important to be physically active. Simple stretchingexercises, simple yoga postures, walking indoors or meditation will bebeneficial not only for your physical health but also mental health.
Keep yourself busy in doing small activities at home toreduce boredom like gardening, cleaning and cooking etc. Cut down on listeningto news all the time as it may be upsetting, the bulletin reads.
The general public has been advised to avoid unnecessaryvisit to hospitals.
In case anyone develops fever, cough and difficulty inbreathing, seek medical advice promptly by calling on COVID-19 helpline numbersso that they can be provided correct medical advice and directed to the righthealth facility, if needed, the bulletin said.
It said the general public can avail of free ambulanceservices 24×7 in case of any emergency at their doorsteps by calling on tollfree No. 108.
Pregnant women and sick infants can avail of free ambulanceservices by dialing toll-free No. 102.