Srinagar,Jammu: The Jammu & Kashmir on Thursday reported 181 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 67 from Jammu division and 114 from Kashmir division, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 321207. One new covid death was reported from any where in Jammu & Kashmir and as such the overall covid death toll mounted to 4377. Moreover, 175 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 66 from Jammu Division and 109from Kashmir Division. Besides this, 99.39 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 Thursday, 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 Thursday said that out of 321207 positive cases, 1144are Active Positive, 315686 have recovered and 4377 have died; 2141 in Jammu division and 2236 in Kashmir division. The Bulletin further said that out of 11602136 test results available, 11280929 samples have been tested as negative till Thursday. Till date 2809777 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 8532 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 1144 in isolation and 350620 in home surveillance. Besides, 2445104 persons have completed their surveillance period.
Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 71344 positive cases (including 37 cases reported Thursday) with 313 Active Positive, 70199 recovered (including 69 cases recovered Thursday), 832 deaths; Baramulla has 23595 positive cases (including 19 cases reported Thursday) with 100 Active Positive, 23213 recovered (including 03 cases recovered Thursday), 282 deaths; Budgam reported 22879 positive cases (including 11 cases reported Thursday) with 64 active positive cases, 22610 recovered (including 02 cases recovered Thursday), 205 deaths; Pulwama has 15168 positive cases (including 12 cases reported Thursday) with 55 Active Positive, 14919 recovered (including 05 cases recovered Thursday)and 194 deaths; Kupwara has 14058 positive cases (including 07 cases reported Thursday), 40 Active Positive, 13853 recoveries (including 06 cases recovered Thursday), 165 deaths; Anantnag district has 16322 positive cases (including 08 cases reported Thursday) with 44 Active Positive, 16073 recovered (including 06 cases recovered Thursday), 205 deaths; Bandipora has 9465 positive cases with 21 Active Positive, 9344 recoveries (including 06 cases recovered Thursday), 100 deaths; Ganderbal has 9889 positive cases (including 11 cases reported Thursday) with 47 Active Positive, 9764 recoveries (including 09 cases recovered Thursday) and 78 deaths; Kulgam has 11244 positive cases (including 08 cases reported Thursday)with 13 Active Positive, 11114 recoveries (including 03 cases recovered Thursday) and 117 deaths while as Shopian has 5584 positive cases (including 01 cases reported Thursday )with 13 active positive cases, 5513recoveriesand 58 deaths.
Similarly, Jammu has 52741 positive cases (including 03 cases reported Thursday) with 117 active positive cases, 51485 recoveries (including 19 cases recovered Thursday), 1139 deaths; Udhampur has 11290 positive cases (including 02 cases reported Thursday), 30 active positive cases, 11125 recoveries and 135 deaths; Rajouri has 10919 positive cases (including 13 cases reported Thursday) 48 active positive, 10646 recoveries (including 08 cases recovered Thursday) and 225 deaths; Doda has 7227 positive cases (including 24 cases reported Thursday) with 83 Active positive, 7020 recovered (including 08 cases recovered Thursday) and 124 deaths; Kathua has 9261 positive cases (including 03 cases reported Thursday)with 04 active positive cases, 9106 recoveredand 151 deaths; Samba has 7123 positive cases (including 01 cases reported Thursday)with 16 active positive cases, 6988 recoveries (including 14 cases recovered Thursday)and 119 deaths; Kishtwar has 4638 positive cases (including 10 cases reported Thursday) with 37 Active Positive, 4557 recoveries (including 02 cases recovered Thursday) and 44 deaths; Poonch has 6257 positive cases (including 03 cases reported Thursday) with 36 active positive, 6126 recoveries (including 02 cases recovered Thursday) and 95 deaths; Ramban has 5963positive cases (including 01 cases reported Thursday)with 21 active positive cases, 5876 recoveries (including 11 cases recovered Thursday)and 66 deaths while Reasi has 6240 positive cases (including 07 cases reported Thursday)with 42 active positive cases, 6155recoveries (including 02 cases recovered Thursday)and 43 deaths.
According to the bulletin, among the total 321207 positive cases in J&K, 22828 have been reported as travelers while 298379 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 1987 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 3016 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 5003 beds vacant and 683 ICU beds with 623 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 22.03 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.