SRINAGAR: The Government on Wednesday informed that 121 new positive cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), 55 from Jammu division and 66 from Kashmir division, have been reported today, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 122885. Today no COVID-19 death has been reported from any place of Jammu and Kashmir.
Moreover, 174 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 77 from Jammu Division and 97 from Kashmir Division.
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), out of 122885 positive cases, 1629 are Active Positive, 119344 have recovered and 1912 have died; 712 in Jammu division and 1200 in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin further said that out of 4164847test results available, 4041962 samples have been tested as negative till January 13, 2021.
Till date 973732 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 32891persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 1629 in isolation and 36032 in home surveillance. Besides, 901268 persons have completed their surveillance period.
Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 25697 positive cases (including 35 cases reported today) with 198 Active Positive, 25047 recovered (including 35 cases recovered today), 452 deaths; Baramulla has 8047 positive cases (including 08 cases reported today) with 65Active Positive, 7810 recovered (including 09 cases recovered today), 172 deaths; Budgam reported 7690 positive cases (including 07 cases reported today) with 64active positive cases, 7515 recovered (including 10cases recovered today), 111 deaths; Pulwama has 5651 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today) with 97 Active Positive, 5466 recoveries (including 08 cases recovered today), 88 deaths; Kupwara has 5607 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today) with 80Active Positive, 5433 recovered (including 08 cases recovered today)and 94 deaths; Anantnag district has 4836 positive cases with 55 Active Positive, 4697 recovered (including 08 cases recovered today), 84 deaths; Bandipora has 4675 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) with 40 Active Positive and 4574 recoveries(including 03 cases recovered today), 61 deaths; Ganderbal has 4541positive cases (including 05 cases reported today) with 86 Active Positive, 4409 recoveries and 46deaths; Kulgam has 2672 positive cases with 47 Active Positive, 2572 recoveries (including 02 cases recovered today) and 53 deaths while as Shopian has 2536 positive cases (including 01 case reported today) with 84 active positive cases, 2413 recoveries (including 14 cases recovered today)and 39 deaths.
Similarly, Jammu has 24475 positive cases (including 47 cases reported today) with 440 active positive cases, 23670 recoveries (including 57 cases recovered today), 365 deaths; Udhampur has 4172 positive cases (including 01casereported today) with 90 active positive cases, 4025 recoveredand 57 deaths; Rajouri has 3862 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today)with 38active positive, 3769recoveries (including 11 cases recovered today) and 55 deaths; Doda has 3425 positive cases (including 01casereported today) with 33 Active positive, 3328 recovered (including 07 cases recovered today)and 64 deaths; Kathua has 3241 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today) with 11 active positive cases, 3180recovered (including 02 cases recovered today) and 50 deaths; Samba has 2807 positive cases (including 01 case reported today) with 149 active positive cases, 2619 recoveries and 39 deaths;Kishtwar has 2729 positive cases with 08Active Positive, 2699 recoveries and 22 deaths; Poonch has 2469 positive cases with 29 active positive, 2416 recoveriesand 24 deaths; Ramban has 2120 positive caseswith 10 active positive, 2089 recoveriesand 21 deaths while Reasi has 1633 positive cases with 05 active positive cases, 1613 recoveries and 15 deaths.
According to the bulletin, among the total 122885 positive cases in J&K, 11407 have been reported as travellers while 111478 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 1321 COVID dedicated beds, 1185 Isolation beds with 1154 vacant beds and 136 ICU beds where 111 beds are vacant in Jammu division while there are 2345 COVID dedicated beds,2197 Isolation beds where 1981 beds are vacant and 148 ICU beds where 127 are vacant beds in Kashmir division. There are a total of 3666 COVID dedicated beds, 3382 Isolation beds with 3135 beds vacant and 284 ICU beds with 238 vacant beds in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
The Central Government is continuously monitoring the evolving situation of Covid-19 in the Union Territory 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 esanjeevani OPD app from google play store.
Besides, 24×7 Rapid Antigen Testing facility for COVID-19 has 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 12.43 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.