Virus death toll reaches 21, case tally 1,569 with 80 fresh detections
STATE TIMES NEWS
Jammu: With domestic flights scheduled to resume from next week, the Jammu and Kashmir administration on Saturday said all inbound passengers would have to undergo a compulsory COVID-19 test and administrative quarantine till the time their report is out.
The decision was conveyed by the Department of Disaster Management, Relief and Reconstruction (executive committee), extending the already set protocols for passengers returning to the Union Territory.
In view of resumption of flights from May 25, the circular reiterated the already issued protocols for the information of authorities and travelers, and said all passengers/returnees coming to UT of J&K, whether by road, rail or air will have to compulsorily undergo a COVID-19 test following which they will be under administrative quarantine for 14 days till the test result is negative, in which case they will be released for home quarantine and if found positive, they will be sent to COVID-19 hospital for treatment.
Meanwhile, a woman from Anantnag district who had tested positive for COVID-19 died at a hospital here this afternoon, taking the Union Territory’s death toll to 21, an official said.
The woman, 55, from Botengo area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag died at Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) here, hospital Medical Superintendent Dr. Farooq Jan said.
He said the woman was suffering from acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) with sepsis. She died of multiple organ failure.
She was admitted to SKIMS on May 6 in a critical condition and had tested positive for COVID-19, he said.
According to daily Media Bulletin, 80 new positive cases of novel coronavirus were detected in the Union Territory, 21 from Jammu division and 59 from Kashmir division, taking the total number of positive cases to 1,569. Of these, 774 are Active Positive, 774 have recovered and 21 have died; two in Jammu division and 19 in Kashmir division.
Out of 1,24,074 test results available, 1,22,505 samples have been tested as negative till May 23, 2020 while 1,30,197 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for surveillance so far, which included 32,056 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 74 in Hospital Quarantine, 774 in hospital isolation and 26,686 under home surveillance. Besides, 70,586 persons have completed their surveillance period.
Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Bandipora has 139 positive cases (including 1 case reported today) with 9 Active Positive, 129 recovered, 1 death; Srinagar has 179 positive cases (including 3 cases reported today) with 54 Active Positive, 119 recovered (including 20 cases recovered today), 6 deaths; Anantnag district has 272 positive cases (including 6 cases reported today), with 159 Active Positive, 109 recovered, 4 deaths; Baramulla has 136 positive cases (including 4 cases reported today) with 34 Active Positive, 98 recovered (including 7 cases recovered today), 4 deaths; Shopian has 127 positive cases with 21 Active Positive, 106 recovered (including 4 cases recovered today); Kupwara has 164 positive cases (including 36 cases reported today) with 94 Active Positive, 70 recovered (including 21 cases recovered today); Budgam has 63 positive cases, with 26 Active Positive and 35 recovered cases and 2 deaths; Ganderbal has 27 positive cases with 12 Active cases and 15 recoveries; Kulgam has 198 positive cases (including 5 reported today), with 184 Active Positive and 12 recoveries and 2 deaths and Pulwama reported 25 positive cases (including 4 cases reported today) with 16 active positive, 9 recovered.
Similarly, Jammu has 72 positive cases (including 4 cases reported today) with 40 active positive cases and 31 recoveries and 1 death; Udhampur has 33 positive cases with 11 active positive cases, 21 recovered and 1 death; Samba has 20 positive cases with 13 Active Positive and 7 recoveries; Rajouri has 10 positive cases with 6 active positive cases and 4 recovered; Kathua has 41 positive cases (including 1 cases reported today) with 35 Active positive and 6 recovered (including 2 cases recovered today); Kishtwar has 8 positive cases (including 1 case reported today) with 7 active positive case and 1 recovered; Ramban has 44 positive cases (including 14 cases reported today) with 43 active positive and 1 recovered; Reasi has 4 positive cases with 3 active positive and 1 recovered, Poonch has 6 active positive cases including 1 case reported today while Doda has 1 active positive case.