Srinagar, Jammu:Jammu & Kashmir on Saturday reported 185 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 74 from Jammu division and 111 from Kashmir division, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 318469. Also 02 COVID-19 death has been reported, 01 from Jammu division and01 from Kashmir Division. With these two more deaths the overall covid death toll has mounted to 4356 in Jammu & Kashmir, Moreover, 355 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 104 from Jammu Division and 251from Kashmir Division. Besides this, 97.74 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 Saturday, thus the total number of confirmed cases remains 31 in J&K.
In it’s daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19) the Jammu & Kashmir Government on Saturday said that out of 318469 positive cases, 3128 are Active Positive, 310985 have recovered and 4356 have died; 2126 in Jammu division and 2230 in Kashmir division.The Bulletin further said that out of 10560499 test results available, 10242030 samples have been tested as negative till Saturday.Till date 2539145 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 7051 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 3128 in isolation and 270781 in home surveillance. Besides, 2253829 persons have completed their surveillance period.
Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 70610 positive cases (including 41 cases reported Saturday) with 607 Active Positive, 69171 recovered (including 83 cases recovered Saturday), 832 deaths; Baramulla has 23386 positive cases (including 04 cases reported Saturday) with 190 Active Positive, 22916 recovered (including 32 cases recovered Saturday), 280 deaths; Budgam reported 22724 positive cases (including 11 cases reported Saturday) with 161 active positive cases, 22359 recovered (including 31 cases recovered Saturday), 204 deaths; Pulwama has 15010 positive cases (including 11 cases reported Saturday) with 113 Active Positive, 14704 recovered (including 19 cases recovered Saturday) and 193 deaths; Kupwara has 13939 positive cases (including 15 cases reported Saturday), 146 Active Positive, 13628 recoveries (including 29 cases recovered Saturday), 165 deaths; Anantnag district has 16223 positive cases (including 06 cases reported Saturday) with 94 Active Positive, 15925 recovered (including 03 cases recovered Saturday), 204 deaths; Bandipora has 9374 positive cases (including 05 cases reported Saturday), with 75 Active Positive, 9199 recoveries (including 08 cases recovered Saturday), 100 deaths; Ganderbal has 9732 positive cases (including 13 cases reported Saturday) with 156 Active Positive, 9499 recoveries (including 20 cases recovered Saturday) and 77 deaths; Kulgam has 11172 positive cases (including 03 cases reported Saturday) with 117 Active Positive, 10938 recoveries (including 23 cases recovered Saturday) and 117 deaths while as Shopian has 5567 positive cases (including 02 cases recovered Saturday) with 09 active positive cases, 5500recoveries (including 03 cases recovered Saturday)and 58 deaths.
Similarly, Jammu has 52548 positive cases (including 22 cases reported Saturday) with 449 active positive cases, 50961 recoveries (including 06 cases recovered Saturday), 1138 deaths; Udhampur has 11229 positive cases (including 03 cases recovered Saturday), 57 active positive cases, 11040 recoveries (including 03 cases recovered Saturday) and 132 deaths; Rajouri has 10798 positive cases (including 11 cases reported Saturday) with 92 active positive, 10484 recoveries (including 10 cases recovered Saturday) and 222 deaths; Doda has 7041 positive cases (including 16 cases reported Saturday) with 223 Active positive, 6697 recovered (including 38 cases recovered Saturday) and 121 deaths; Kathua has 9232 positive cases (including 04 cases reported Saturday) with 14 active positive cases, 9069 recovered (including 04 cases recovered Saturday)and 149 deaths; Samba has 7097 positive cases (including 01 cases recovered Saturday) with 48 active positive cases, 6930 recoveries (including 06 cases recovered Saturday)and 119 deaths; Kishtwar has 4552 positive cases (including 09 cases reported Saturday) with 83 Active Positive, 4426 recoveries (including 14 cases recovered Saturday) and 43 deaths; Poonch has 6169 positive cases (including 03 cases reported Saturday) with 122 active positive, 5953 recoveries (including 13 cases recovered Saturday) and 94 deaths; Ramban has 5906 positive cases (including 05 cases reported Saturday) with 75 active positive cases, 5766 recoveries (including 10 cases recovered Saturday)and 65 deaths while Reasi has 6160 positive caseswith 297 active positive cases, 5820recoveries and 43 deaths.
According to the bulletin, among the total 318469 positive cases in J&K, 22678 have been reported as travelers while 295791 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 1961 vacant beds and 404 ICU beds where 385 beds are vacant in Jammu division while there are 3353 COVID dedicated beds, 3074 Isolation beds where 2930 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 4891 beds vacant and 683 ICU beds with 615 vacant beds in Jammu and Kashmir.
The Central Government is continuously monitoring the evolving situation of Covid-19 in Jammu and 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 21.37 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.