STATE TIMES NEWSSrinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday recorded 648 fresh coronavirus cases while six patients suffering from the disease died in the past 24 hours, taking the COVID-19 tally to 86,057 and death toll to 1,358, officials said.Out of the fresh 648 cases, 268 are from Jammu and 380 from the Kashmir valley, the officials said.
Dussehra celebration cancelled JAMMU: Additional Deputy Commissioner Jammu (ADM), Satish Kumar on Thursday convened a meeting to review the arrangements for ensuing Dussehra and Navratri festivals, here.The ADC directed the officers of the PHE and PWD department to ensure proper barricading, besides making adequate logistic arrangements in time for the convenience of the devotees visiting temples and shrines during the Navratras. He directed the Fire and Emergency Services Department to keep fire tenders ready at Bahu Fort and Nagrota respectively.The Additional Deputy Commissioner informed that there shall be no religious processions in and around the city during the festive season in view of Covid pandemic. However people can visit the temples and shrines by strictly following all the guidelines issued by the District administration.The Jammu Municipal Corporation was directed to ensure sanitation and cleanliness in and around the temples. The officers of PDD were instructed to complete the repair works if any, before the beginning of festive season for ensuring uninterrupted power supply in Jammu while as PHE department was directed to provide uninterrupted water supply.The General Secretary Sanathan Sabha Geeta Bhawan Jammu Prabhat Singh informed the meeting that there shall be no celebration of Dussehra at Parade ground. The decision has been taken to ensure safety of the general public in view of the Covid 19 Pandemic.The meeting was attended by SSP Traffic Shiv Kumar; Joint Director Tourism Neelam Khajuria; SDM Jammu North, Pawan Kotwal; Addl SP Security, Shaheen Wahid; Deputy Director Information, Priyanka Bhat, AD, FCS & CA, Sonam Verma; CMO Jammu, Dr. Mridula Gupta; Health Officer JMC, Shamim Mir ; AEE City Second, Deepak Puri, Div. Fire Officer Jammu, Govardhan Singh, President Sanatan Dharam Sabha Jammu, President Bahu Fort Development Committee Jammu besides senior officers of the concerned departments.
Srinagar district reported the highest number of 182 new cases, followed by 120 in Jammu district, the officials said. There are 9,058 active cases of the coronavirus disease in the union territory, while 75,641 patients have recovered so far, they said.Meanwhile, six deaths took place in the past 24 hours two in Jammu region and four in the Kashmir valley — taking the death toll to 1,358, the officials said.According to the daily Media Bulletin, out of 86,057 positive cases, 9,058 are Active Positive, 75,641 have recovered and 1,358 have died; 445 in Jammu division and 913 in Kashmir division.The Bulletin further said that out of 19,29,126 test results available, 18,43,069 samples have been tested as negative till October 15, 2020.Till date 6,21,450 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 24,518 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 9,058 in isolation and 50,108 in home surveillance. Besides, 5,36,408 persons have completed their surveillance period.
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