Kashmir Reports 8 More, Jammu 4 Fresh Covid-19 Cases

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Srinagar: Twelve persons on Thursday tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the Jammu and Kashmir, officials.
“12 New positive cases have been reported. 04 from Jammu Division and 08 from Kashmir Division. Moreover 19 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals of Kashmir Division,” a government statement said.
Among them, five were confirmed at viral diagnostic laboratory of SKIMS here, Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent of the tertiary care hospital, said.
Sources said that four samples returned positive for covid-19 at a private laboratory while three cases were reported in Ramban district of Jammu division.
Meanwhile, out of 748 samples processed at CD covid-19 laboratory, none came out to be positive, Dr Salim, concerned Nodal Officer, said.
“Public in general is informed that smokers are at higher risk of COVID-19 infection , stop smoking now; The act of smoking means that fingers (and possibly contaminated cigarettes) are in contact with lips which increase the possibility of transmission of virus from hand to mouth. Smokers may also already have lung disease or reduced lung capacity which would greatly increase risk of serious illness,” government said, adding, “Smoking products such as water pipes often involve the sharing of mouth• pieces and hoses, which could facilitate the transmission of COVID-19. Conditions that increase oxygen needs or reduce the ability of the body to use it properly will put patients at higher risk of serious lung conditions such as pneumonia.”

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