Srinagar, Aug 22: Seventy-six travelers were among 610 new positive cases reported in last 24 hours in J&K, 118 of them from Jammu division and 492 from Kashmir Valley. The overall tally has reached 31981.
Giving district-wise break of the cases, official sources told GNS Srinagar reported 211 cases, Baramulla 20, Pulwama 42, Budgam 42, Anantnag 48, Kulgam 17, Shopian 5, Kupwara 27, Bandipora 46, Ganderbal 34, Jammu 66, Rajouri 4, Kathua 12, Udhampur 12, Samba 6, Doda 5, Poonch 6 and Reasi 7.
Moreover, 593 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals, 141 from Jammu Division and 452 from Kashmir Valley.
“People are informed that, the best way to protect themselves from COVID-19 is by maintaining physical distance of at least 2 metre from others, frequently cleaning hands with an alcohol based hand sanitizer or washing them with soap & water and following good respiratory etiquettes & hygiene,” official said.
As a measure for social distancing in public places and workplaces wearing a face cover is compulsory.
“Early detection of COVID-19 can prevent the spread of disease, let us be responsible for the well-being of ourselves and everyone around us. Not disclosing symptoms could put life of individuals and their families at risk. In case of symptoms like fever, cough and difficulty in breathing report early. Do not fear, call COVID-19 helpline No.s and seek medical advice.” (GNS)