Srinagar, Jammu::: The Government on Friday informed that 221 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 103 from Jammu division and 118 from Kashmir division, have been reported Friday, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 319576.Also 01 COVID-19 death has been reported from Jammu Division. With this one more death the overall death toll has mounted to 4362 in Jammu & Kashmir. Moreover, 208 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 70 from Jammu Division and 138from Kashmir Division. Besides this, 99.15 percent of population above the age of 45 years has been vaccinated across the Jammu and Kashmir. The Bulletin also informs that 01 confirmed case of Mucormycosis has been reported Friday, thus the total number of confirmed cases remains 33 in J&K.
In it’s daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), the Jammu & Kashmir Government on Friday said that out of 319576 positive cases, 2116 are Active Positive, 313098 have recovered and 4362 have died; 2131 in Jammu division and 2231 in Kashmir division. The Bulletin further said that out of 10906400 test results available, 10586824 samples have been tested as negative till Friday. Till date 2613283 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 9356 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 2116 in isolation and 298740 in home surveillance. Besides, 2298709 persons have completed their surveillance period.
Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 70858 positive cases (including 40 cases reported Friday) with 441 Active Positive, 69585 recovered (including 51 cases recovered Friday), 832 deaths; Baramulla has 23478 positive cases (including 15 cases reported Friday) with 172 Active Positive, 23026 recovered (including 09 cases recovered Friday), 280 deaths; Budgam reported 22787 positive cases (including 15 cases reported Friday) with 100 active positive cases, 22483 recovered (including 14 cases recovered Friday), 204 deaths; Pulwama has 15082 positive cases (including 19 cases reported Friday) with 98 Active Positive, 14791 recovered and 193 deaths; Kupwara has 13986 positive cases (including 06 cases reported Friday), 75 Active Positive, 13746 recoveries (including 13 cases recovered Friday), 165 deaths; Anantnag district has 16275 positive cases (including 09 cases reported Friday) with 107 Active Positive, 15963 recovered (including 15 cases recovered Friday), 205 deaths; Bandipora has 9425 positive cases (including 02 cases reported Friday), with 73 Active Positive, 9252 recoveries (including 06 cases recovered Friday), 100 deaths; Ganderbal has 9797 positive cases (including 08 cases reported Friday) with 105 Active Positive, 9615 recoveries (including 20 cases recovered Friday) and 77 deaths; Kulgam has 11202 positive cases (including 03 cases reported Friday) with 54 Active Positive, 11031 recoveries (including 10 cases recovered Friday) and 117 deaths while as Shopian has 5572 positive cases (including 01 cases reported Friday) with 09 active positive cases, 5505recoveriesand 58 deaths.
Similarly, Jammu has 52624 positive cases (including 19 cases reported Friday) with 185 active positive cases, 51301 recoveries (including 13 cases recovered Friday), 1138 deaths; Udhampur has 11255 positive cases (including 04 cases recovered Friday), 52 active positive cases, 11070 recoveries (including 02 cases recovered Friday) and 133 deaths; Rajouri has 10840 positive cases (including 10 cases reported Friday) with 82 active positive, 10534 recoveries (including 07 cases recovered Friday) and 224 deaths; Doda has 7102 positive cases (including 17 cases reported Friday) with 162 Active positive, 6818 recovered (including 17 cases recovered Friday) and 122 deaths; Kathua has 9252 positive cases(including 07 cases reported Friday) with 22 active positive cases, 9081 recovered (including 03 cases recovered Friday)and 149 deaths; Samba has 7116positive cases (including 13 cases reported Friday) with 38 active positive cases, 6959 recoveries (including 03 cases recovered Friday)and 119 deaths; Kishtwar has 4582 positive cases (including 08 cases reported Friday) with 57 Active Positive, 4482 recoveries (including 10 cases recovered Friday) and 43 deaths; Poonch has 6214 positive cases (including 12 cases reported Friday) with 97 active positive, 6023 recoveries (including 08 cases recovered Friday) and 94 deaths; Ramban has 5934 positive cases (including 12 cases reported Friday) with 68 active positive cases, 5800 recoveriesand 66 deaths while Reasi has 6195 positive cases (including 01 cases recovered Friday)with 119 active positive cases, 6033recoveries (including 07 cases recovered Friday)and 43 deaths.
According to the bulletin, among the total 319576 positive cases in J&K, 22752 have been reported as travelers while 296824 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 1964 vacant beds and 404 ICU beds where 392 beds are vacant in Jammu division while there are 3353 COVID dedicated beds, 3074 Isolation beds where 2982 beds are vacant and 279 ICU beds where 233 are vacant beds in Kashmir division. There are a total of 5776 COVID dedicated beds, 5093 Isolation beds with 4946 beds vacant and 683 ICU beds with 625 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 21.62 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.