Srinagar: Jammu & Kashmir on Tuesday reported 88 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 35 from Jammu division and 53 from Kashmir division taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 320112.Also 06 COVID-19 death has been reported, 05 from Jammu division and 01 from Kashmir Division. With these six more deaths the overall covid death toll has mounted to 4371 in Jammu & Kashmir. Moreover, 221 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 93 from Jammu Division and 128 from Kashmir Division.Besides this, 99.22 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 Tuesday, thus the total number of confirmed cases remains 35 in J&K.
In it’s daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), the Jammu & Kashmir Government on Tuesday said that out of 320112 positive cases, 1634 are Active Positive, 314107 have recovered and 4371 have died; 2137 in Jammu division and 2234 in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin further said that out of 11137883 test results available, 10817771 samples have been tested as negative till Tuesday.
Till date 2676379 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 9380 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 1634 in isolation and 320971 in home surveillance. Besides, 2340023 persons have completed their surveillance period.
Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 70993 positive cases (including 16 cases reported Tuesday) with 364 Active Positive, 69797 recovered (including 59 cases recovered Tuesday), 832 deaths; Baramulla has 23500 positive cases (including 10 cases reported Tuesday) with 102 Active Positive, 23117 recovered (including 08 cases recovered Tuesday), 281 deaths; Budgam reported 22814 positive cases (including 05 cases reported Tuesday) with 84 active positive cases, 22526 recovered (including 11 cases recovered Tuesday), 204 deaths; Pulwama has 15114 positive cases with 80 Active Positive, 14840 recovered (including 07cases recovered Tuesday) and 194 deaths; Kupwara has 14015 positive cases (including 06 cases reported Tuesday), 58 Active Positive, 13792 recoveries (including 10 cases recovered Tuesday), 165 deaths; Anantnag district has 16290 positive cases (including 07 cases reported Tuesday) with 84 Active Positive, 16001 recovered (including 10 cases recovered Tuesday), 205 deaths; Bandipora has 9445 positive cases (including 05 cases reported Tuesday), with 67 Active Positive, 9278 recoveries (including 08 cases recovered Tuesday), 100 deaths; Ganderbal has 9828 positive cases (including 04 cases reported Tuesday) with 65 Active Positive, 9685 recoveries (including 10 cases recovered Tuesday) and 78 deaths; Kulgam has 11217 positive cases with 31 Active Positive, 11069 recoveries (including 03 cases recovered Tuesday) and 117 deaths while as Shopian has 5576 positive caseswith 08 active positive cases, 5510recoveries (including 02 cases recovered Tuesday)and 58 deaths.
Similarly, Jammu has 52681 positive cases (including 11 cases reported Tuesday) with 206 active positive cases, 51336 recoveries (including 17 cases recovered Tuesday), 1139 deaths; Udhampur has 11264 positive cases (including 05 cases reported Tuesday), 32 active positive cases, 11097 recoveries (including 11 cases recovered Tuesday) and 135 deaths; Rajouri has 10870 positive cases (including 04 cases reported Tuesday) 75 active positive, 10571 recoveries (including 09 cases recovered Tuesday) and 224 deaths; Doda has 7152 positive cases (including 06 cases reported Tuesday) with 132 Active positive, 6896 recovered (including 19 cases recovered Tuesday) and 124 deaths; Kathua has 9254 positive cases (including 01 cases reported Tuesday)with 13 active positive cases, 9091 recoveredand 150 deaths; Samba has 7118positive caseswith 36 active positive cases, 6963 recoveriesand 119 deaths; Kishtwar has 4602 positive cases (including 02 cases reported Tuesday) with 50 Active Positive, 4509 recoveries (including 09 cases recovered Tuesday) and 43 deaths; Poonch has 6236 positive cases (including 04 cases reported Tuesday) with 60 active positive, 6082 recoveries (including 22 cases recovered Tuesday) and 94 deaths; Ramban has 5944 positive cases (including 02 cases recovered Tuesday) with 46 active positive cases, 5832 recoveries (including 05 cases recovered Tuesday)and 66 deaths while Reasi has 6199 positive caseswith 41 active positive cases, 6115recoveries (including 01 cases recovered Tuesday)and 43 deaths.
According to the bulletin, among the total 320112 positive cases in J&K, 22766 have been reported as travelers while 297346 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 1989 vacant beds and 404 ICU beds where 390 beds are vacant in Jammu division while there are 3353 COVID dedicated beds, 3074 Isolation beds where 3015 beds are vacant and 279 ICU beds where 232 are vacant beds in Kashmir division. There are a total of 5776 COVID dedicated beds, 5093 Isolation beds with 5004 beds vacant and 683 ICU beds with 622 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 21.72 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.