Srinagar, Jammu: The Government on Monday informed that 626 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 197 from Jammu division and 429 from Kashmir division, have been reported Friday thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 101594. Also 08 COVID-19 deaths have been reported; 04 from Jammu division and 04 from Kashmir Division.Moreover, 551 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 187 from Jammu Division and 364 from Kashmir Division.
Jammu & Kashmir Government in it’s daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19) said that out of 101594 positive cases, 5645 are Active Positive, 94375 have recovered and 1574 have died; 531 in Jammu division and 1043 in Kashmir division. The Bulletin further said out of 2603471 test results available, 2501877 samples have been tested as negative till November 13, 2020. Till date 704936 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 17063 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 5645 in isolation and 41773 in home surveillance. Besides, 638881 persons have completed their surveillance period.
Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said Srinagar has 21154 positive cases (including 157 cases reported Friday) with 1539 Active Positive, 19226 recovered (including 114 cases recovered Friday), 389 deaths; Baramulla has 6814 positive cases (including 158 cases reported Friday) with 746 Active Positive, 5913 recovered (including 112 cases recovered Friday), 155 deaths; Budgam reported 6409 positive cases (including 20 cases reported Friday) with 319 active positive cases, 5995 recovered (including 29cases recovered Friday), 95 deaths; Pulwama has 4832 positive cases (including 10 cases reported Friday) with 126 Active Positive, 4622 recoveries (including 21 cases recovered Friday), 84 deaths; Kupwara has 4779 positive cases (including 23 cases reported Friday) with 446Active Positive, 4256 recovered (including 27 cases recovered Friday) and 77 deaths; Anantnag district has 4406 positive cases (including 13 cases reported Friday) with 226 Active Positive, 4105 recovered (including 05 cases recovered Friday), 75 deaths; Bandipora has 4216 positive cases (including 12 cases reported Friday) with 172 Active Positive and 3996 recoveries(including 13 cases recovered Friday), 48 deaths; Ganderbal has 3896 positive cases (including 27 cases reported Friday) with 308 Active Positive, 3552 recoveries (including 27 cases recovered Friday), 36 deaths; Kulgam has 2543 positive cases (including 04 cases reported Friday) with 81 Active Positive, 2414 recovered (including 09 cases recovered Friday), 48 deaths and Shopian has 2273 positive cases (including 05 cases reported Friday) with 88 active positive cases, 2149 recoveries (including 07 cases recovered Friday)and 36 deaths.
Similarly, Jammu has 18844 positive cases (including 95 cases reported Friday) with 608 active positive cases, 17960 recoveries (including 100 cases recovered Friday), 276 deaths; Rajouri has 3301 positive cases (including 10 cases reported Friday) with 97 active positive cases, 3156 recovered (including 06 cases recovered Friday), 48 deaths; Udhampur has 2960 positive cases (including 18 cases reported Friday) with 227 active positive, 2698 recoveries (including 12 cases recovered Friday) and 35 deaths; Doda has 2780 positive cases (including 10 cases reported Friday) with 107 Active positive, 2623 recovered (including 16 cases recovered Friday), 50 deaths; Kathua has 2578 positive cases (including 11 cases reported Friday) with 72 active positive cases, 2473 recovered (including 10 cases recovered Friday) and 33 deaths; Poonch has 2335 positive cases (including 07 cases reported Friday) with 80 Active Positive, 2233 recoveries (including 03 cases recovered Friday)and 22 deaths; Samba has 2254 positive cases (including 07 cases reported Friday) with 80 active positive cases, 2149 recoveries and 25 deaths; Kishtwar has 2136 positive cases (including 20 cases reported Friday) with 159 active positive, 1961 recoveries and 16 deaths; Ramban has 1727 positive cases (including 12 cases reported Friday) with 82 active positive, 1627 recoveries (including 40 cases recovered Friday)and 18 deaths while Reasi has 1357 positive cases (including 07 cases reported Friday) with 82 active positive cases, 1267 recoveries and 08 deaths.
According to the bulletin, among the total 101594 positive cases in J&K, 10213 have been reported as travelers while 91381 as others.
The Bulletin said the breakup represents districts from which the patients have been traced or are ordinarily residing.
The bulletin added that there are 1306 COVID dedicated beds, 1170 Isolation beds with 1066 vacant beds and 136 ICU beds where 81 beds are vacant in Jammu division while there are 2345 COVID dedicated beds, 2197 Isolation beds where 1726 beds are vacant and 148 ICU beds where 115 are vacant beds in Kashmir division. There are a total of 3651 COVID dedicated beds, 3367 Isolation beds with 2792 beds vacant and 284 ICU beds with 196 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 esanjeevani OPD app from google play store.
Besides, 24×7 Rapid Antigen Testing facility for COVID-19 has 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 10.74 lakh people that include various frontline workers, senior citizens, PRIs, police/paramilitary personals 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.