The Government Sunday informed that 27 new positive cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), all from Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 523.
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel coronavirus (Covid-19), out of 523 positive cases, 380 are Active Positive, 137 have recovered and 06 have died.
Furthermore, till date, 66977 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for surveillance which includes 6232 persons in-home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 258 in Hospital Quarantine, 380 in hospital isolation and 10763 under home surveillance. Besides, 49338 persons have completed their surveillance period.
The Bulletin further said that out of 13959 test results available, 13436 samples have tested as negative till April 26, 2020.
Moreover, 25 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged, 10 from SKIMS Bemina, 05 from JLNM Hospital Srinagar, 02 CHC Kupwara and 08 from Chest Disease Hospital Jammu.
Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Bandipora has 124 positive cases wherein 100 are Active Positive, 23 recovered and 01 has died, Srinagar 85 positive cases with 47 Active Positive, 37 recovered and 01 died; Shopian has 63 positive cases with 52 Active Positive, 11 recovered; Baramulla 62 positive cases with 42 Active Positive, 17 recovered, and 03 died; Kupwara has 47 positive cases with 39 Active Positive and 08 recovered; Anantnag district has 48 positive case and all are Active Positive; Ganderbal has 14 positive cases with 12 Active positives and 02 have recovered; Budgam 14 positive cases of which 05 are Active Positive with 09 recovered cases; Kulgam has 06 cases and all are Active Positive; Pulwama 03 positive cases who all have recovered.
Similarly, Jammu has 26 positive cases of whom 12 are Active Positive and 14 have recovered, Udhampur 20 positive cases of which 10 are Active Positive, 09 recovered and 01 died, while as Samba district has 04 positive cases and all are Active Positive; Rajouri has 04 positive cases, 01 active positive and 03 have recovered; Kathua has 01 positive case who is active positive; Ramban has 01 positive case who is Active Positive. Meanwhile, Kishtwar had only 01 positive case who has recovered.
The Bulletin said that the breakup represents districts from which the patients have been traced or are ordinarily residing.
According to the bulletin, the Prime Minister in his address today in ‘Mann Ki Baat’ has informed that to facilitate selfless endeavour of people towards the country, the government has come up with a Digital Platform covidwarriors.gov.in. “Through the medium of this platform, the government has linked volunteers of social organizations, representatives of civil society and local administration with each other. These people are of immense help at the local level in preparing Crisis Management Plans and implementing them. You too can join and be a Covid warrior and serve the country,” the bulletin reads.
Meanwhile, the advisory issued in the media bulletin urged 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 handwashing.”
Similarly, all social, religious and other gatherings are strictly prohibited.
According to the advisory, people must avoid close contact with anyone having fever and cough and in case anyone develops fever, cough and difficulty in breathing, seek medical advice promptly.
People should call on Covid-19 helpline numbers so that they can be provided correct medical advice and directed to the right health facility if needed.
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 dialling 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 Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).
Public is advised to strictly follow the advisories issued by the government from time to time and are urged to 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 rumours and pay no heed to them at the same time.