Srinagar: Jammu & Kashmir on Friday reported 166 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 44 from Jammu division and 122 from Kashmir division, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 324813. Also one Covid death has been reported from Jammu Division and as such covid death toll mounted to 4406. Moreover, 76 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 36 from Jammu Division and 40 from Kashmir Division. Besides this, 64.30 percent of the population above the age of 18 years has been vaccinated across Jammu and Kashmir. The Bulletin also informs that no new confirmed case of Mucormycosis has been reported Friday, thus the total number of confirmed cases remains 44 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 324813 positive cases, 1149 are Active Positive, 319259 have recovered and 4405 have died; 2164 in Jammu division and 2241 in Kashmir division.The Bulletin further said that out of 13161386 test results available, 12836573 samples have been tested as negative till Friday.Till date 3174768 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 7711 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 1149 in isolation and 443552 in home surveillance. Besides, 2717951 persons have completed their surveillance period.Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 72185 positive cases (including 57 cases reported Friday) with 347 Active Positive, 71004 recovered (including 11 cases recovered Friday), 834 deaths; Baramulla has 23862 positive cases (including 16 cases reported Friday) with 88 Active Positive, 23492 recovered (including 05 cases recovered Friday), 282 deaths; Budgam reported 23127 positive cases (including 19 cases reported Friday) with 89 active positive cases, 22832 recovered (including 03 cases recovered Friday), 206 deaths; Pulwama has 15316 positive cases with 39 Active Positive, 15083 recovered and 194 deaths; Kupwara has 14226 positive cases (including 06 cases reported Friday), 38 Active Positive, 14022 recoveries (including 07 cases recovered Friday) and 166 deaths; Anantnag district has 16442 positive cases with 37 Active Positive, 16200 recovered and 205 deaths; Bandipora has 9623 positive cases with 50 Active Positive, 9472 recoveries (including 03 cases recovered Friday) and 101 deaths; Ganderbal has 10107 positive cases (including 17 cases reported Friday) with 59 Active Positive, 9970 recoveries (including 08 cases recovered Friday) and 78 deaths; Kulgam has 11406 positive cases (including 01 case reported Friday) with 51 Active Positive, 11238 recoveries and 117 deaths while as Shopian has 5597 positive cases with 06 active positive cases, 5533 recoveries and 58 deaths.
Similarly, Jammu has 53003 positive cases (including 09 cases reported Friday) with 96 active positive cases, 51765 recoveries (including 10 cases recovered Friday), 1142 deaths; Udhampur has 11380 positive cases with 11 active positive cases, 11232 recoveries (including 02 cases recovered Friday) and 137 deaths; Rajouri has 11088 positive cases (including 02 cases reported Friday) with 43 active positive, 10811 recoveries (including 06 cases recovered Friday) and 234 deaths; Doda has 7526 positive cases (including 10 cases reported Friday) with 87 Active positive, 7310 recovered (including 05 cases recovered Friday) and 129 deaths; Kathua has 9285 positive cases with 11 active positive cases, 9123 recovered and 151 deaths; Samba has 7134 positive cases with 03 active positive cases, 7011 recoveries and 120 deaths; Kishtwar has 4766 positive cases with 52 Active Positive, 4670 recoveries and 44 deaths; Poonch has 6315 positive cases with 27 active positive, 6191 recoveries and 97 deaths; Ramban has 5987 positive cases with 04 active positive cases, 5916 recoveries and 67 deaths while Reasi has 6438 positive cases with 11 active positive cases, 6384 recoveries and 43 deaths.
According to the bulletin, among the total 324813 positive cases in J&K, 23132 have been reported as travelers while 301681 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 2007 vacant beds and 404 ICU beds where 400 beds are vacant in Jammu division while there are 3353 COVID dedicated beds, 3074 Isolation beds where 3043 beds are vacant and 279 ICU beds where 253 are vacant beds in Kashmir division. There are a total of 5776 COVID dedicated beds, 5093 Isolation beds with 5050 beds vacant and 683 ICU beds with 653 vacant beds in Jammu and Kashmir.
The Central Government is continuously monitoring the evolving situation of Covid-19 in J&K 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 the 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 the 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 a 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 the lives 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 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 23.41 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.
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