Srinagar, Jammu: Jammu & Kashmir on Tuesday reported 126 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 34 from Jammu division and 92 from Kashmir division, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 326159.No fresh covid death was reported in last 24 hours from any where in Jammu & Kashmir and as such the overall covid death toll stayed at 4410 in Jammu & Kashmir. Moreover, 148 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 25 from Jammu Division and 123 from Kashmir Division. Besides this, 70.39 percent of population above the age of 18 years has been vaccinated across the Jammu and Kashmir. The Bulletin also informs that no new case of Mucormycosis has been reported Tuesday, thus the total number of confirmed cases remains 45 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 326159 positive cases, 1264 are Active Positive, 320485 have recovered and 4410 have died; 2166 in Jammu division and 2244 in Kashmir division. The Bulletin further said that out of 13682053 test results available, 13355894 samples have been tested as negative till Tuesday. Till date 3333245 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 8195 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 1264 in isolation and 466243 in home surveillance. Besides, 2853133 persons have completed their surveillance period.
Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 72763 positive cases (including 46 cases reported Tuesday) with 558 Active Positive, 71369 recovered (including 53 cases recovered Tuesday), 836 deaths; Baramulla has 23989 positive cases (including 20 cases reported Tuesday) with 140 Active Positive, 23567 recovered (including 30 cases recovered Tuesday), 282 deaths; Budgam reported 23287 positive cases (including 13 cases reported Tuesday) with 144 active positive cases, 22936 recovered (including 19 cases recovered Tuesday), 207 deaths; Pulwama has 15366 positive cases (including 02 cases reported Tuesday) with 42 Active Positive, 15130 recovered and 194 deaths; Kupwara has 14264 positive cases (including 02 cases reported Tuesday), 26 Active Positive, 14072 recoveries (including 03 cases recovered Tuesday) and 166 deaths; Anantnag district has 16459 positive cases with 24 Active Positive, 16230 recovered and 205 deaths; Bandipora has 9654 positive cases with 28 Active Positive, 9525 recoveries and 101 deaths; Ganderbal has 10150 positive cases (including 01 case reported today) with 28 Active Positive, 10044 recoveries (including 05 cases recovered today) and 78 deaths; Kulgam has 11433 positive cases (including 06 cases reported Tuesday) with 18 Active Positive, 11298 recoveries and 117 deaths while as Shopian has 5601 positive cases with 05 active positive cases, 5538 recoveries and 58 deaths.
Similarly, Jammu has 53053 positive cases (including 04 cases reported Tuesday) with 60 active positive cases, 51851 recoveries (including 02 cases recovered Tuesday), 1142 deaths; Udhampur has 11385 positive cases with 05 active positive cases, 11243 recoveries and 137 deaths; Rajouri has 11113 positive cases (including 02 cases reported Tuesday) with 22 active positive, 10856 recoveries and 235 deaths; Doda has 7630 positive cases (including 07 cases reported Tuesday) with 83 Active positive, 7417 recovered (including 14 cases recovered Tuesday) and 130 deaths; Kathua has 9286 positive cases with no active positive case, 9135 recovered and 151 deaths; Samba has 7138 positive cases with 05 active positive cases, 7013 recoveries and 120 deaths; Kishtwar has 4794 positive cases with 22 Active Positive, 4728 recoveries and 44 deaths; Poonch has 6326 positive cases with 11 active positive, 6218 recoveries and 97 deaths; Ramban has 6000 positive cases with 14 active positive cases, 5919 recoveries and 67 deaths while Reasi has 6468 positive cases with 29 active positive cases, 6396 recoveries and 43 deaths.According to the bulletin, among the total 326159 positive cases in J&K, 23195 have been reported as travelers while 302964 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 2004 vacant beds and 404 ICU beds where 401 beds are vacant in Jammu division while there are 3353 COVID dedicated beds, 3074 Isolation beds where 3028 beds are vacant and 279 ICU beds where 276 are vacant beds in Kashmir division. There are a total of 5776 COVID dedicated beds, 5093 Isolation beds with 5032 beds vacant and 683 ICU beds with 677 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 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 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 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 23.70 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.
The readers can also reach us on the official Twitter account of DIPR-J&K @diprjk; website: http://www.jkdirinf.in; Webportal: jkinfonews.com and Facebook: @JKInformationOfficial.