Jammu and Kashmir reports 84 new Covid-19 cases, one death

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JAMMU: The Government on Thursday informed that 84 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 20 from Jammu division and 64 from Kashmir division, have been reported today, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 320340.Also 01 COVID-19 death has been reported 01 from Kashmir division.
Moreover, 172 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 51 from Jammu Division and 121from Kashmir Division.
Besides this, 99.26 percent of population above the age of 45 years has been vaccinated across the Jammu and Kashmir.
The Bulletin also informs that No confirmed case of Mucormycosis has been reported today, thus the total number of confirmed cases remains 35 in the UT of J&K.
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 320340 positive cases, 1513are Active Positive, 314454 have recovered and 4373 have died; 2138 in Jammu division and 2235 in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin further said that out of 11233153 test results available, 10912813 samples have been tested as negative till today.
Till date 2722164 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 9243 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 1513 in isolation and 348569 in home surveillance. Besides, 2358466 persons have completed their surveillance period.
Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 71089 positive cases (including 31 cases reported today) with 370 Active Positive, 69887 recovered (including 51 cases recovered today), 832 deaths; Baramulla has 23517 positive cases (including 09 cases reported today) with 102 Active Positive, 23133 recovered (including 06 cases recovered today), 282 deaths; Budgam reported 22828 positive cases (including 07 cases reported today) with 78 active positive cases, 22546 recovered (including 10 cases recovered today), 204 deaths; Pulwama has 15120 positive cases (including 06 cases recovered today) with 70 Active Positive, 14856 recovered (including 16 cases recovered today)and 194deaths; Kupwara has 14027 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today), 52 Active Positive, 13810 recoveries (including 05 cases recovered today), 165 deaths; Anantnag district has 16301 positive cases (including 01 cases reported today) with 78 Active Positive, 16018 recovered (including 08 cases recovered today), 205 deaths; Bandipora has 9455 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today), with 66 Active Positive, 9289 recoveries (including 04 cases recovered today), 100 deaths; Ganderbal has 9837 positive cases (including 01 cases reported today) with 61 Active Positive, 9698 recoveries (including 07 cases recovered today) and 78 deaths; Kulgam has 11217 positive cases with 15 Active Positive, 11085 recoveries (including 14 cases recovered today) and 117 deaths while as Shopian has 5577 positive cases (including 01 cases reported today )with 08 active positive cases, 5511recoveriesand 58 deaths.
Similarly, Jammu has 52693 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today) with 167 active positive cases, 51387 recoveries (including 26 cases recovered today), 1139 deaths; Udhampur has 11266 positive cases (including 01 cases recovered today), 29 active positive cases, 11102 recoveries (including 02 cases recovered today) and 135 deaths; Rajouri has 10878 positive cases (including 01 cases reported today) 68 active positive, 10585 recoveries (including 08 cases recovered today) and 225 deaths; Doda has 7164 positive cases (including 08 cases reported today) with 125 Active positive, 6915 recovered (including 01 cases recovered today) and 124 deaths; Kathua has 9257 positive cases (including 01 cases reported today)with 13 active positive cases, 9094 recovered and 150 deaths; Samba has 7119positive cases with 37 active positive cases, 6963 recoveries and 119 deaths; Kishtwar has 4609 positive cases (including 01 cases reported today) with 49 Active Positive, 4517 recoveries (including 02 cases recovered today) and 43 deaths; Poonch has 6241 positive cases (including 01 cases reported today) with 59 active positive, 6088 recoveries (including 06 cases recovered today) and 94 deaths; Ramban has 5944 positive cases with 33 active positive cases, 5845 recoveries and 66 deaths while Reasi has 6201 positive cases (including 02 cases recovered today)with 33 active positive cases, 6125recoveries (including 06 cases recovered today)and 43 deaths.
According to the bulletin, among the total 320340 positive cases in J&K, 22776 have been reported as travelers while 297564 as others.
The Bulletin said that the breakup represents districts from which the patients have been traced or are ordinarily residing.
The bulletin added that there are 2423 COVID dedicated beds, 2019 Isolation beds with 1991 vacant beds and 404 ICU beds where 390 beds are vacant in Jammu division while there are 3353 COVID dedicated beds, 3074 Isolation beds where 3017 beds are vacant and 279 ICU beds where 232 are vacant beds in Kashmir division. There are a total of 5776 COVID dedicated beds, 5093 Isolation beds with 5008 beds vacant and 683 ICU beds with 622 vacant beds in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
The Central Government is continuously monitoring the evolving situation of Covid-19 in the Union Territory and is providing all necessary support towards effective containment of the spread of Covid-19 and better clinical management of positive cases.
The government has also started free tele-consultation general OPD services by Specialists/MBBS Doctors for the residents of J&K under National Tele-consultation Service. People can avail these services from Home by registering online on web portal https://esanjeevaniopd.in/. The services are available on Monday to Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. People can also download and install e-sanjeevani OPD app from Google play store.
To ensure public convenience and avoid chaos & panic crowding at tertiary care hospitals, COVID-19 Triage Facility has been started in Jammu at (i) Chest Disease Hospital, Jammu (opposite GMC Hospital Complex, Jammu, Triage CD Hospital Jammu Contact No.-9541925371, 0191-2561000), (ii) Govt Hospital Gandhinagar (Old Block) Contact No.0191-2459300 and in Srinagar at (i) National Institute of Technology Campus, Hazratbal, Srinagar, Contact No. 9419006991& (ii) SKIMS-JVC Bemina, Contact No. 7006617821, that shall act as “first arrival point” for screening of any COVID +ve patient intending to get admitted in Govt. Medical College Jammu/ Srinagar & Associated Hospitals, SKIMS Soura and other identified dedicated COVID Hospitals under Directorate of Health Services Jammu/ Kashmir.
For COVID +ve cases in periphery areas and districts other than Jammu/ Srinagar, the triage point shall be the concerned District Hospital / New GMCs (Doda/ Kathua/ Rajouri/ Baramulla/ Anantnag). Admission of such patients from these districts to GMC Jammu/ Srinagar, SKIMS Soura etc shall be strictly on referral basis only.
Besides, 24×7 Rapid Antigen Testing facilities for COVID-19 have been started outside the emergency of GMC Hospital Jammu. The facility will be very useful for segregation of patients in emergency wing of GMC Jammu.
Meanwhile, a 24×7 COVID Control Room has been set up for redressal of the grievances related to COVID-19 positive patients admitted in the Associated Hospitals of Government Medical College, Jammu and Government Hospital, Gandhi Nagar, Jammu. Patients or attendants can call at 0191– 258 5444 (Control Room), Exchange: 0191-258 2626 / 258 5542 / 258 4290 /258 4291 / 258 4292 / 258 4293/ 258 4294 for assistance.
The bulletin has informed the people that, the best way to protect themselves from COVID-19 is by maintaining physical distance of at least 2 meter from others, frequently cleaning hands with an alcohol based hand sanitizer or washing them with soap and water and following good respiratory etiquette and hygiene.
As a measure for social distancing in public places and workplaces wearing a face cover is compulsory.
The bulletin again explained that early detection of COVID-19 can prevent the spread of disease so we need to 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 numbers and seek medical advice”.
Advisory has further exhorted upon the people not to step out of home, unless absolutely necessary. “If you have to move out for unavoidable reasons, ensure that you wear a mask and practice social distancing, personal hygiene and frequent hand washing with soap and water.”
In case of any emergency people can avail free ambulance services 24×7 at their doorsteps by calling on toll-free number 108 while as pregnant women and sick infants can avail free ambulance services by dialing toll-free number 102.
People can also call on toll-free national helpline number 1075; J&K COVID-19 Helpline Numbers 0191- 2549676 (UT level Cell), 0191-2520982, 0191-2674444, 0191-2674115 (For Jammu Division), 0194-2440283 & 0194-2430581 (For Kashmir Division) for support, guidance, and response to health-related queries on Novel Corona virus Disease (COVID-19).
The bulletin has informed that the Directorate of Indian Systems of Medicine, J&K is distributing AYUSH Medicines having immunity boosting, immuno-modulator, anti-oxidant, rejuvenator, anti-stress, metabolism regulator, anti-allergic, anti-pyretic, anti-tussives, bronchodilator, etc. properties during the COVID-19 pandemic. The department so far has provided medicine to 21.72 lakh people that include various frontline workers, senior citizens, PRIs, police/paramilitary personnel and general masses. Moreover, preventive measures and Yoga therapies are also being advised to the people to take care of lifestyle/mental disorders so that physical and mental health is ensured during this pandemic.
Public is advised to strictly follow the advisories issued by the government from time to time and rely only on the information released by the government through the daily media bulletin to print and electronic media.
People are also advised to refrain from spreading rumors and pay no heed to them at the same time.