84 Fresh Covid Cases, 1 Fatality Recorded In JK

SRINAGAR: The Government on Thursday informed that 84 new positive cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), 20 from Jammu division and 64 from the Kashmir division, have been reported today, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 320340. Also, 01 COVID-19 death has been reported 01 from the Kashmir division.

Moreover, 172 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and been discharged from various hospitals including 51 from Jammu Division and 121from Kashmir Division.

Besides this, 99.26 percent of the 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 today, thus the total number of confirmed cases remains 35 in the UT of J&K.

According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 320340 positive cases, 1513are Active Positive, 314454 have recovered and 4373 have died; 2138 in Jammu division and 2235 in Kashmir division.

The Bulletin further said that out of 11233153 test results available, 10912813 samples have been tested as negative till today.

Till date 2722164 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 9243 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 1513 in isolation and 348569 in home surveillance. Besides, 2358466 persons have completed their surveillance period.

Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 71089 positive cases (including 31 cases reported today) with 370 Active Positive, 69887 recovered (including 51 cases recovered today), 832 deaths; Baramulla has 23517 positive cases (including 09 cases reported today) with 102 Active Positive, 23133 recovered (including 06 cases recovered today), 282 deaths; Budgam reported 22828 positive cases (including 07 cases reported today) with 78 active positive cases, 22546 recovered (including 10 cases recovered today), 204 deaths; Pulwama has 15120 positive cases (including 06 cases recovered today) with 70 Active Positive, 14856 recovered (including 16 cases recovered today)and 194deaths; Kupwara has 14027 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today), 52 Active Positive, 13810 recoveries (including 05 cases recovered today), 165 deaths;  Anantnag district has 16301 positive cases (including 01 cases reported today) with 78 Active Positive, 16018 recovered (including 08 cases recovered today), 205 deaths;  Bandipora has 9455 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today), with 66 Active Positive, 9289 recoveries (including 04 cases recovered today), 100 deaths; Ganderbal has 9837 positive cases (including 01 cases reported today) with 61 Active Positive, 9698 recoveries (including 07 cases recovered today) and 78 deaths; Kulgam has 11217 positive cases with 15 Active Positive, 11085 recoveries (including 14 cases recovered today) and 117 deaths while as Shopian has 5577 positive cases (including 01 cases reported today )with 08 active positive cases, 5511recoveriesand 58 deaths.

Similarly, Jammu has 52693 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today) with 167 active positive cases, 51387 recoveries (including 26 cases recovered today), 1139 deaths; Udhampur has 11266 positive cases (including 01 cases recovered today), 29 active positive cases, 11102 recoveries (including 02 cases recovered today) and 135 deaths; Rajouri has 10878 positive cases (including 01 cases reported today) 68 active positive, 10585 recoveries (including 08 cases recovered today) and 225 deaths; Doda has 7164 positive cases (including 08 cases reported today) with 125 Active positive, 6915 recovered (including 01 cases recovered today) and 124 deaths; Kathua has 9257 positive cases (including 01 cases reported today)with 13 active positive cases, 9094 recovered and 150 deaths; Samba has 7119positive cases with 37 active positive cases, 6963 recoveries and 119 deaths; Kishtwar has 4609 positive cases (including 01 cases reported today) with 49 Active Positive, 4517 recoveries (including 02 cases recovered today)  and 43 deaths;  Poonch has 6241 positive cases (including 01 cases reported today) with 59 active positive, 6088 recoveries (including 06 cases recovered today) and 94 deaths;  Ramban has 5944 positive cases with 33 active positive cases, 5845 recoveries and 66 deaths while Reasi has 6201 positive cases (including 02 cases recovered today)with 33 active positive cases, 6125recoveries (including 06 cases recovered today)and 43 deaths.

According to the bulletin, among the total 320340 positive cases in J&K, 22776 have been reported as travelers while 297564 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 1991 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 3017 beds are vacant and 279 ICU beds where 232 are vacant beds in Kashmir division. There are a total of 5776 COVID dedicated beds, 5093 Isolation beds with 5008 beds vacant and 683 ICU beds with 622 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 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.

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