STATE TIMES NEWSSrinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday recorded 1,590 fresh COVID-19 cases, while 18 deaths took place in the last 24 hours, officials said.The total number of cases in the union territory has now risen to 58,244 and the death toll increased to 932, they said.
Central team to visit Jammu in view of alarming COVID-19 situation: Dr JitendraNew Delhi: In view of the rising coronavirus cases in Jammu, a team from the Union Health Ministry is being immediately sent there to assist the administration, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Wednesday.Singh, the minister of state for personnel, said he has spoken to Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha in this regard. “Have taken up with the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), the issue of alarming #COVID situation in #Jammu. A special team of union Health Ministry is being immediately deputed to visit #Jammu and assist the UT Government. Also spoken to LG Sh Manoj Sinha regarding this,” he tweeted.Singh is a Lok Sabha member from Jammu and Kashmir’s Udhampur constituency.Meanwhile, There is no proposal to change the age of retirement of central government employees, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said on Wednesday.There is no proposal to change the age of superannuation of central government employees. The state government employees are governed by the rules/regulations framed by their respective state governments, he said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.The Centre was asked whether there was a proposal to retire employees of central and state governments after completing a maximum service period of 30 years.
The UT recorded 1,590 fresh cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours with 832 in Jammu and 768 in Kashmir valley,” the officials said.It was for the 14th consecutive day that the number of fresh cases has crossed 1,000 in a 24-hour period, they said.Srinagar district reported the highest number of 225 new cases, followed by 221 in Jammu district, the officials said.There are 19,503 active cases of coronavirus, while 37,809 patients have recovered so far, they said.Meanwhile, 18 deaths took place in the past 24 hours in the UT — 11 in Jammu and seven in the valley — taking the death toll to 932, the officials said.According to the daily Media Bulletin, , out of 58244 positive cases, 19503 are Active Positive, 37809 have recovered and 932 have died; 185 in Jammu division and 747 in Kashmir division.The Bulletin further said that out of 1297329 test results available, 1239085 samples have been tested as negative till September 16, 2020.Till date 530708 travelers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for observation which included 31140 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 19503 in isolation and 63886 under home surveillance. Besides, 415247 persons have completed their surveillance period.Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 12167 positive cases (including 225 cases reported today) with 1950 Active Positive, 9961 recovered (including 177 cases recovered today), 256 deaths; Baramulla has 3609 positive cases (including 92 cases reported today) with 1036 Active Positive, 2459 recovered (including 14 cases reported today), 114 deaths; Pulwama reported 3344 positive cases (including 70 cases reported today) with 508 active positive cases, 2774 recovered (including 52 cases recovered today), 62 deaths; Kulgam has 2121 positive cases (including 13 cases reported today) with 130 Active Positive, 1950 recoveries (including 16 cases recovered today), 41 deaths; Shopian has 1892 positive cases with 159 Active Positive, 1703 recovered, 30 deaths; Anantnag district has 3013 positive cases (including 37 cases reported today) with 740 Active Positive, 2219 recovered (including 23 cases recovered today), 54 deaths; Budgam has 4066 positive cases (including 119 cases reported today) with 1562 Active Positive and 2430 recovered (including 33 cases recovered today), 74 deaths; Kupwara has 2980 positive cases (including 74 cases reported today) with 947 Active Positive, 1973 recovered (including 58 cases recovered today), 60 deaths; Bandipora has 2963 positive cases (including 42 cases reported today) with 978 Active Positive, 1955 recovered (including 15 cases recovered today), 30 deaths and Ganderbal has 2291 positive cases (including 86 cases reported today) with 539 active positive cases, 1726 recoveries (including 84 cases recovered today) and 26 deaths.Similarly, Jammu has 9219 positive cases (including 221 cases reported today) with 6070 active positive cases, 3043 recoveries (including 161 cases recovered today), 106 deaths; Rajouri has 1773 positive cases (including 147 cases reported today) with 877 active positive cases, 877 recovered (including 21 cases recovered today), 19 deaths; Ramban has 904 positive cases (including 39 cases reported today) with 239 active positive, 661 recoveries (including 08 cases recovered today), 04 deaths; Kathua has 1502 positive cases (including 80 cases reported today) with 544 Active positive, 945 recovered (including 21 cases recovered today), 13 deaths; Udhampur has 1603 positive cases (including 44 cases reported today) with 734 active positive cases, 862 recovered (including 09 cases recovered today), 07 deaths; Samba has 1174 positive cases (including 39 cases reported today) with 532 Active Positive, 633 recoveries (including 06 cases recovered today), 09 deaths; Doda has 1167 positive cases (including 114 cases reported today) with 658 active positive cases, 494 recoveries (including 32 cases reported today), 15 deaths; Poonch has 1087 positive cases (including 92 cases reported today) with 649 active positive, 432 recoveries, 06 deaths; Reasi has 656 positive cases (including 24 cases reported today) with 279 active positive, 374 recoveries and 03 deaths while Kishtwar has 713 positive cases (including 32 cases reported today) with 372 active positive cases and 338 recoveries (including 17 cases recovered today) and 03 deaths.According to the bulletin, of the total 58244 positive cases in J&K 7951 have been reported as travelers while 50293 as others.Union Minister of of Road Transport and Highways, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday said that he has tested positive for Covid-19 and has self-isolated himself.
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