Srinagar, Jammu: Jammu & Kashmir on Friday reported 261 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 115 from Jammu division and 146 from Kashmir division, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 318284. Also 01 COVID-19 death has been reported from Kashmir Division and with this one more covid death the covid death toll has mounted to 4354 in Jammu & Kashmir. Moreover, 304 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 115 from Jammu Division and 189 from Kashmir Division. Besides this, 92.58 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 Friday, thus the total number of confirmed cases remains 31 in J&K.
In it’s daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), Jammu & Kashmir Government on Friday said that out of 318284 positive cases, 3300 are Active Positive, 310630 have recovered and 4354 have died; 2125 in Jammu division and 2229 in Kashmir division.The Bulletin further said that out of 10501931 test results available, 10183647 samples have been tested as negative till Friday.Till date 2528982 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 7152 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 3300 in isolation and 266506 in home surveillance. Besides, 2247670 persons have completed their surveillance period. Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 70569 positive cases (including 59 cases reported Friday) with 649 Active Positive, 69088 recovered (including 60 cases recovered Friday), 832 deaths; Baramulla has 23382 positive cases (including 14 cases reported Friday) with 218 Active Positive, 22884 recovered (including 29 cases recovered Friday), 280 deaths; Budgam reported 22713 positive cases (including 10 cases reported Friday) with 181 active positive cases, 22328 recovered (including 17 cases recovered Friday), 204 deaths; Pulwama has 14999 positive cases (including 04 cases reported Friday) with 121 Active Positive, 14685 recovered (including 14 cases recovered Friday) and 193deaths; Kupwara has 13924 positive cases (including 11 cases reported Friday), 160 Active Positive, 13599 recoveries (including 14 cases recovered Friday), 165 deaths; Anantnag district has 16217 positive cases (including 12 cases reported Friday) with 91 Active Positive, 15922 recovered (including 17 cases recovered Friday), 204 deaths; Bandipora has 9369 positive cases (including 05 cases reported Friday), with 78 Active Positive, 9191 recoveries (including 09 cases recovered Friday), 100 deaths; Ganderbal has 9719 positive cases (including 14 cases reported Friday) with 163 Active Positive, 9479 recoveries (including 16 cases recovered Friday) and 77 deaths; Kulgam has 11169 positive cases (including 15 cases reported Friday) with 138 Active Positive, 10915 recoveries (including 13 cases recovered Friday) and 116 deaths while as Shopian has 5565 positive cases (including 02 cases recovered Friday) with 10 active positive cases, 5497recoveries)and 58 deaths.
Similarly, Jammu has 52526 positive cases (including 26 cases reported Friday) with 434 active positive cases, 50955 recoveries (including 19 cases recovered Friday), 1137 deaths; Udhampur has 11226 positive cases (including 02 cases recovered Friday), 57 active positive cases, 11037 recoveries (including 10 cases recovered Friday) and 132 deaths; Rajouri has 10787 positive cases (including 06 cases reported Friday) with 91 active positive, 10474 recoveries (including 11 cases recovered Friday) and 222 deaths; Doda has 7025 positive cases (including 34 cases reported Friday) with 245 Active positive, 6659 recovered (including 14 cases recovered Friday) and 121 deaths; Kathua has 9228 positive cases (including 02 cases reported Friday) with 14 active positive cases, 9065 recovered (including 03 cases recovered Friday)and 149 deaths; Samba has 7096 positive cases (including 02 cases recovered Friday) with 53 active positive cases, 6924 recoveriesand 119 deaths; Kishtwar has 4543 positive cases (including 09 cases reported Friday) with 88 Active Positive, 4412 recoveries (including 21 cases recovered Friday) and 43 deaths; Poonch has 6166 positive cases (including 08 cases reported Friday) with 132 active positive, 5940 recoveries (including 20 cases recovered Friday) and 94 deaths; Ramban has 5901 positive cases (including 10 cases reported Friday) with 80 active positive cases, 5756 recoveries (including 16 cases recovered Friday)and 65 deaths while Reasi has 6160 positive cases (with 16 cases reported Friday) with 297 active positive cases, 5820recoveries (including 01 cases recovered Friday) and 43 deaths.
According to the bulletin, among the total 318284 positive cases in J&K, 22673 have been reported as travelers while 295611 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 1955 vacant beds and 404 ICU beds where 383 beds are vacant in Jammu division while there are 3353 COVID dedicated beds, 3074 Isolation beds where 2923 beds are vacant and 279 ICU beds where 229 are vacant beds in Kashmir division. There are a total of 5776 COVID dedicated beds, 5093 Isolation beds with 4878 beds vacant and 683 ICU beds with 612 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 21.10 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.