Srinagar, Jammu:The Government on Wednesday informed that1718 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19),585from Jammu division and 1133from Kashmir division, have been reported Wednesday, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 294078.Also 24 COVID-19 deaths have been reported,07 from Jammu Division and 17 from Kashmir Division and with these 24 more death the overall covid death toll has mounted to 3910.Moreover, 3391 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 1327 from Jammu Division and 2064 from Kashmir Division.
In it’s daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19) the Jammu & Kashmir Government on Wednesday said that out of 294078 positive cases, 31579 are Active Positive, 258536 have recovered and 3963have died; 1932in Jammu division and 2031 in Kashmir division.The Bulletin further said that out of 8651026test results available, 8356948 samples have been tested as negative till2nd June, 2021.
Till date 2109281 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 81451 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 31579 in isolation and 146745in home surveillance. Besides, 1845543 persons have completed their surveillance period.
Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 65787 positive cases (including 320 cases reported Wednesday) with 3871 Active Positive, 61135recovered (including 502cases recovered Wednesday), 781 deaths; Baramulla has 21590 positive cases (including 102 cases reported Wednesday)with 2381Active Positive, 18948recovered (including 232 cases recovered Wednesday), 261 deaths; Budgam reported 20554positive cases (including137 cases reported Wednesday)with 1878 active positive cases, 18496 recovered (including 406cases recovered Wednesday), 180 deaths; Pulwama has 13399 positive cases (including 158 cases reported Wednesday)with2166Active Positive, 11062recovered (including 218 cases recovered Wednesday)and 171 deaths; Kupwara has 12268 positive cases (including 90 cases reported Wednesday), 1775 Active Positive, 10346recoveries (including 126 cases recovered Wednesday), 147deaths; Anantnag district has 14741 positive cases (including 103 cases reported Wednesday)with 3542 Active Positive, 11032recovered (including 137 cases recovered Wednesday), 167 deaths; Bandipora has 8551 positive cases (including62 cases reported Wednesday), with804Active Positive and 7653 recoveries (including 106cases recovered Wednesday),94 deaths; Ganderbal has 8858 positive cases (including 53cases reported Wednesday)with 1145Active Positive, 7644 recoveries (including 125 cases recovered Wednesday)and69deaths; Kulgam has 10024 positive cases (including 81 cases reported Wednesday)with 1430 Active Positive, 8488recoveries (including163 cases recovered Wednesday)and 106 deaths while as Shopian has 5361 positive cases (including 27 cases reported Wednesday),1107active positive cases, 4199 recoveries (including 49 cases recovered Wednesday)and55 deaths.
Similarly, Jammu has 51062 positive cases (including 169 cases reported Wednesday) with 5011 active positive cases, 44973recoveries (including 485 cases recovered Wednesday), 1078 deaths; Udhampur has 10696 positive cases (including 57cases reported Wednesday), 553active positive cases, 10017 recoveries (including107 cases recovered Wednesday)and126deaths; Rajouri has 9817 positive cases (including 75 cases reported Wednesday)with 1033active positive, 8596recoveries (including 207 cases recovered Wednesday)and 188deaths; Doda has 5836 positive cases (including 52cases reported Wednesday)with1087Active positive, 4659recovered (including 77 cases recovered Wednesday)and 90deaths; Kathua has 8830 positive cases (including 25 cases reported Wednesday), 379 active positive cases, 8316recovered(including 123cases recovered Wednesday) and 135deaths; Kishtwar has 4046 positive cases (including 33 cases reported Wednesday)with 229 Active Positive, 3783 recoveries (including 74 cases recovered Wednesday)and34 deaths; Samba has 6817 positive cases (including 41 cases reported Wednesday)with 1095 active positive cases, 5610 recoveries (including 66cases recovered Wednesday)and 112 deaths; Poonch has 5329 positive cases (including 62 cases reported Wednesday)with929active positive, 4321recoveries (including 58 cases recovered Wednesday)and 79 deaths; Ramban has 5176 positive cases (including 49 cases reported Wednesday)with736 active positive cases, 4387 recoveries (including 71 cases recovered Wednesday)and 53 deaths while Reasi has 5336 positive (including 22 cases reported Wednesday)with 428 active positive cases, 4871 recoveries (including59 cases recovered Wednesday)and 37 deaths.
According to the bulletin, among the total 294078 positive cases in J&K, 21621have been reported as travelers while 272457as 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 3123 COVID dedicated beds, 2698 Isolation beds with 2136vacant beds and 425 ICU beds where 266 beds are vacant in Jammu division while there are 2853 COVID dedicated beds, 2699 Isolation beds where 1450 beds are vacant and 154 ICU beds where 84are vacant beds in Kashmir division. There are a total of 5976 COVID dedicated beds, 5397 Isolation beds with 3586 beds vacant and 579 ICU beds with 350vacant 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 18.21 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.