Srinagar, Jammu: The Government on Tuesday informed that2964 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19),1145from Jammu division and 1819from Kashmir division, have been reported Tuesday, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 275822.Also 53 COVID-19 deaths have been reported,33 from Jammu Division and 20 from Kashmir Division and with these 53 fresh death the covid death toll has mounted to 3662 in Jammu & Kashmir. Moreover, 3623 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 1426 from Jammu Division and 2197 from Kashmir Division.
In it’s daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19) the Jammu & Kashmir Government said on Tuesday out of 275822 positive cases, 44918 are Active Positive, 227242 have recovered and 3662have died; 1765in Jammu division and 1897 in Kashmir division.The Bulletin further said that out of 8311463test results available, 8035641 samples have been tested as negative till 25thMay, 2021.Till date 2043076 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 74881 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 44918 in isolation and 141937in home surveillance. Besides, 1777678 persons have completed their surveillance period.
Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 62955 positive cases (including 487 cases reported Tuesday) with 5800 Active Positive, 56410recovered (including 362cases recovered Tuesday), 745 deaths; Baramulla has 20175 positive cases (including 220 cases reported Tuesday)with 2926Active Positive, 17005recovered (including 116 cases recovered Tuesday), 244 deaths; Budgam reported 19161positive cases (including266 cases reported Tuesday)with 4200 active positive cases, 14792 recovered (including 525cases recovered Tuesday), 169 deaths; Pulwama has 12177 positive cases (including 169 cases reported Tuesday)with2177Active Positive, 9843recovered (including 223 cases recovered Tuesday)and 157 deaths; Kupwara has 10978 positive cases (including 91 cases reported Tuesday), 1849 Active Positive, 8994recoveries (including 147 cases recovered Tuesday), 135 deaths; Anantnag district has 13503 positive cases (including 223 cases reported Tuesday)with 3911 Active Positive, 9439recovered (including 105 cases recovered Tuesday), 153 deaths; Bandipora has 8042 positive cases (including85 cases reported Tuesday), with985Active Positive and 6973 recoveries (including 316cases recovered Tuesday),84 deaths; Ganderbal has 7973 positive cases (including 97cases reported Tuesday)with 1175Active Positive, 6732 recoveries (including 90 cases recovered Tuesday)and66deaths; Kulgam has 9268 positive cases (including 109 cases reported Tuesday)with 2339 Active Positive, 6839recoveries (including286 cases recovered Tuesday)and 90 deaths while as Shopian has 5067 positive cases (including 72 cases reported Tuesday),1032active positive cases, 3881 recoveries (including 27 cases recovered Tuesday)and54 deaths.
Similarly, Jammu has 48566 positive cases (including 438 cases reported Tuesday) with 6976 active positive cases, 40596recoveries (including 497 cases recovered Tuesday), 994 deaths; Udhampur has 10220 positive cases (including 102cases reported Tuesday), 1251active positive cases, 8854 recoveries (including220 cases recovered Tuesday)and115 deaths; Rajouri has 9158 positive cases (including 99 cases reported Tuesday)with 2852active positive, 6144recoveries (including 235 cases recovered Tuesday)and 162deaths; Doda has 5255 positive cases (including 62cases reported Tuesday)with1128Active positive, 4043 recovered (including 14 cases recovered Tuesday)and 84deaths; Kathua has 8452 positive cases (including 117 cases reported Tuesday), 1059 active positive cases, 7273recovered(including 113cases recovered Tuesday) and 120deaths; Kishtwar has 3840 positive cases (including 27 cases reported Tuesday)with 341 Active Positive, 3469 recoveriesand30 deaths; Samba has 6525 positive cases (including 84 cases reported Tuesday)with 2273 active positive cases, 4150 recoveries (including 186 cases recovered Tuesday)and 102 deaths; Poonch has 4834 positive cases (including 58 cases reported Tuesday)with1038active positive, 3720recoveries (including 20cases recovered Tuesday)and 76 deaths; Rambanhas 4666 positive cases (including 110 cases reported Tuesday)with971 active positive cases, 3647 recoveries (including 21 cases recovered Tuesday)and 48 deaths while Reasi has 5007 positive (including 48 cases reported Tuesday)with 535 active positive cases, 4438 recoveries (including120 cases recovered Tuesday)and 34 deaths.
According to the bulletin, among the total 275822 positive cases in J&K, 21350have been reported as travelers while 254472as 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 2603 COVID dedicated beds, 2303 Isolation beds with 1190vacant beds and 300 ICU beds where 112 beds are vacant in Jammu division while there are 2853 COVID dedicated beds, 2699 Isolation beds where 1197 beds are vacant and 154 ICU beds where 82are vacant beds in Kashmir division. There are a total of 5456 COVID dedicated beds, 5002 Isolation beds with 2387 beds vacant and 454 ICU beds with 194vacant beds in Jammu and Kashmir.
The Central Government is continuously monitoring the evolving situation of Covid-19 in Jammu & Kashmir and is providing allnecessary 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 17.34 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.