Srinagar: Jammu & Kashmir on Saturday reported 142 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 59 from Jammu division and 83 from Kashmir division, have been reported, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 322428. Moreover, 136 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 49 from Jammu Division and 87 from Kashmir Division.No covid death was reported in last 24 hours as such the death toll stayed at 4386 in Jammu and Kashmir. Meanwhile 99.56 percent of population above the age of 45 years has been vaccinated across the Jammu and Kashmir. The Bulletin also informs that no new case of Mucormycosis has been reported Saturday. The total number of confirmed cases remains to 37 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 322428 positive cases, 1410 are Active Positive, 316632 have recovered and 4386 have died; 2148 in Jammu division and 2238 in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin further said that out of 12133916 test results available, 11811488 samples have been tested as negative till Saturday.
Till date 2948372 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 7768 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 1410 in isolation and 358055 in home surveillance. Besides, 2576753 persons have completed their surveillance period.
Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 71605 positive cases (including 36 cases reported Saturday) with 345 Active Positive, 70427 recovered (including 30 cases recovered Saturday), 833 deaths; Baramulla has 23695 positive cases (including 03 cases reported Saturday) with 119 Active Positive, 23294 recovered (including 19 cases recovered Saturday), 282 deaths; Budgam reported 22954 positive cases (including 13 cases reported Saturday) with 79 active positive cases, 22669 recovered (including 12 cases recovered Saturday), 206 deaths; Pulwama has 15226 positive cases (including 09 cases reported Saturday) with 52 Active Positive, 14980 recovered (including 09 cases recovered Saturday) and 194 deaths; Kupwara has 14110 positive cases (including 07 cases reported Saturday), 36 Active Positive, 13909 recoveries (including 05 cases recovered Saturday), 165 deaths; Anantnag district has 16341 positive cases with 32 Active Positive, 16104 recovered (including 02 cases recovered Saturday), 205 deaths; Bandipora has 9512 positive cases (including 05 cases reported Saturday), with 47 Active Positive, 9365 recoveries and 100 deaths; Ganderbal has 9966 positive cases (including 07 cases reported Saturday) with 72 Active Positive, 9816 recoveries (including 08 cases recovered Saturday) and 78 deaths; Kulgam has 11290 positive cases (including 03 cases reported Saturday) with 38 Active Positive, 11135 recoveries (including 01 cases recovered Saturday) and 117 deaths while as Shopian has 5586 positive cases with 06 active positive cases, 5522 recoveries (including 01 cases recovered Saturday) and 58 deaths.
Similarly, Jammu has 52839 positive cases (including 15 cases reported Saturday) with 129 active positive cases, 51571 recoveries (including 09 cases recovered Saturday), 1139 deaths; Udhampur has 11337 positive cases (including 08 cases reported Saturday), 48 active positive cases, 11153 recoveries (including 06case recovered Saturday) and 136 deaths; Rajouri has 10977 positive cases (including 06 cases reported Saturday) with 67 active positive, 10683 recoveries (including 05 cases recovered Saturday) and 227 deaths; Doda has 7340 positive cases (including 16 cases reported Saturday) with 135 Active positive, 7078 recovered (including 11 cases recovered Saturday) and 127 deaths; Kathua has 9265 positive cases with 04 active positive cases, 9110 recoveredand 151 deaths; Samba has 7124 positive caseswith 03 active positive cases, 7002 recoveries and 119 deaths; Kishtwar has 4672 positive cases (including 07 cases reported Saturday) with 44 Active Positive, 4584 recoveries (including 02 cases recovered Saturday) and 44 deaths; Poonch has 6277 positive cases (including 03 cases reported Saturday) with 31 active positive, 6150 recoveries (including 01cases recovered Saturday) and 96 deaths; Ramban has 5978 positive cases (including 02 cases reported Saturday) with 21 active positive cases, 5891 recoveries (including 01 cases recovered Saturday) and 66 deaths while Reasi has 6334 positive cases (including 02 cases reported Saturday) with 102 active positive cases, 6189 recoveries (including 14 cases recovered Saturday) and 43 deaths.
According to the bulletin, among the total 322428 positive cases in J&K, 22935 have been reported as travelers while 299493 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 2001 vacant beds and 404 ICU beds where 394 beds are vacant in Jammu division while there are 3353 COVID dedicated beds, 3074 Isolation beds where 3045 beds are vacant and 279 ICU beds where 243 are vacant beds in Kashmir division. There are a total of 5776 COVID dedicated beds, 5093 Isolation beds with 5046 beds vacant and 683 ICU beds with 637 vacant beds 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 Souraetc 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 22.48 lakh people that include various frontline workers, senior citizens, PRIs, police/paramilitary personals 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.