Srinagar, Jammu: Jammu & Kashmir on Wednesday reported 280 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 131 from Jammu division and 149 from Kashmir division, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 317761. Also 04 COVID-19 deaths have been reported, 03 from Jammu Division and 01 from Kashmir Division. With four more deaths the overall covid death toll has mounted to 4349 in Jammu & Kashmir Moreover, 419 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 197 from Jammu Division and 222 from Kashmir Division. Besides this, 90.78 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 Wednesday, thus the total number of confirmed cases remains 30 in J&K.
In it’s daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19),the Jammu & Kashmir Government on Wednesday said that out of 317761 positive cases, 3439 are Active Positive, 309973 have recovered and 4349 have died; 2123 in Jammu division and 2226 in Kashmir division.The Bulletin further said that out of 10379791 test results available, 10062030 samples have been tested as negative till Wednesday.Till date 2505718 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 8754 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 3439 in isolation and 253999 in home surveillance. Besides, 2235177 persons have completed their surveillance period.
Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 70457 positive cases (including 49 cases reported Wednesday) with 673 Active Positive, 68954 recovered (including 673 cases recovered Wednesday), 830 deaths; Baramulla has 23346 positive cases (including 08 cases reported Wednesday) with 224 Active Positive, 22842 recovered (including 10 cases recovered Wednesday), 280 deaths; Budgam reported 22698 positive cases (including 16 cases reported Wednesday) with 195 active positive cases, 22299 recovered (including 16 cases recovered Wednesday), 204 deaths; Pulwama has 14987 positive cases (including 12 cases reported Wednesday) with 150 Active Positive, 14645 recovered (including 26 cases recovered Wednesday) and 192 deaths; Kupwara has 13902 positive cases (including 17 cases reported Wednesday), 170 Active Positive, 13567 recoveries (including 26 cases recovered Wednesday), 165 deaths; Anantnag district has 16191 positive cases (including 13 cases reported Wednesday) with 105 Active Positive, 15882 recovered (including 15 cases recovered Wednesday), 204 deaths; Bandipora has 9357 positive cases (including 07 cases reported Wednesday), with 82 Active Positive, 9175 recoveries (including 19 cases recovered Wednesday), 100 deaths; Ganderbal has 9694 positive cases (including 16 cases reported Wednesday) with 181 Active Positive, 9436 recoveries (including 10 cases recovered Wednesday) and 77 deaths; Kulgam has 11143 positive cases (including 10 cases reported Wednesday) with 140 Active Positive, 10887 recoveries (including 19 cases recovered Wednesday) and 116 deaths while as Shopian has 5563 positive cases (including 01 cases reported Wednesday) with 10 active positive cases, 5495recoveriesand 58 deaths.
Similarly, Jammu has 52475 positive cases (including 18 cases reported Wednesday) with 416 active positive cases, 50922 recoveries (including 59 cases recovered Wednesday), 1137 deaths; Udhampur has 11213 positive cases (including 06 cases recovered Wednesday), 60 active positive cases, 11021 recoveries (including 19 cases recovered Wednesday) and 132 deaths; Rajouri has 10765 positive cases (including 08 cases reported Wednesday) with 92 active positive, 10451 recoveries (including 11 cases recovered Wednesday) and 222 deaths; Doda has 6970 positive cases (including 36 cases reported Wednesday) with 220 Active positive, 6631 recovered (including 23 cases recovered Wednesday) and 119 deaths; Kathua has 9220 positive cases (including 01 cases reported Wednesday) with 14 active positive cases, 9057 recoveredand 149 deaths; Samba has 7091 positive cases with 48 active positive cases, 6924 recoveriesand 119 deaths; Kishtwar has 4531 positive cases (including 06 cases reported Wednesday) with 110 Active Positive, 4378 recoveries (including 08 cases recovered Wednesday) and 43 deaths; Poonch has 6150 positive cases (including 02 cases reported Wednesday) with 179 active positive, 5877 recoveries (including 05 cases recovered Wednesday) and 94 deaths; Ramban has 5881 positive cases (including 05 cases reported Wednesday) with 76 active positive cases, 5740 recoveries (including 09 cases recovered Wednesday)and 65 deaths while Reasi has 6127 positive cases (with 49 cases reported Wednesday) with 294 active positive cases, 5790 recoveries (including 63 cases recovered Wednesday) and 43 deaths.
According to the bulletin, among the total 317761 positive cases in J&K, 22636 have been reported as travelers while 295125 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 1956 vacant beds and 404 ICU beds where 379 beds are vacant in Jammu division while there are 3353 COVID dedicated beds, 3074 Isolation beds where 2895 beds are vacant and 279 ICU beds where 230 are vacant beds in Kashmir division. There are a total of 5776 COVID dedicated beds, 5093 Isolation beds with 4851 beds vacant and 683 ICU beds with 609 vacant beds in Jammu and Kashmir.
The Central Government is continuously monitoring the evolving situation of Covid-19 in Jammu & Kashmir 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 21.02lakh 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.