JK Reports 271 New COVID-19 Cases, One Death

SRINAGAR: The Government on Saturday informed that 271 new positive cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), 75 from the Jammu division and 196 from the Kashmir division, have been reported today, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 129684. Also, 01 COVID-19 death has been reported from Kashmir Division.

Moreover, 138 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 13 from Jammu Division and 125 from the Kashmir Division.

According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), out of 129684 positive cases, 1813 are Active Positive, 125886 have recovered and 1985 have died; 732 in Jammu division and 1253 in Kashmir division.

The Bulletin further said that out of 5918723test results available, 5789039 samples have been tested as negative till March 27, 2021.

Till date, 1475243 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 27174 persons in-home quarantine including facilities operated by the government, 1813 in isolation and 120838 in-home surveillance. Besides, 1323433 persons have completed their surveillance period.

Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 28531 positive cases (including 118 cases reported today) with 814 Active Positive, 27248 recovered (including 70 cases recovered today), 469 deaths; Baramulla has 8658 positive cases (including 42 cases reported today)with 221Active Positive, 8259 recovered (including 22 cases recovered today), 178 deaths; Budgam reported 8123 positive cases (including 19 cases reported today)with 131 active positive cases, 7872 recovered (including 10cases recovered today), 120 deaths; Pulwama has 5951 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today)with 54 Active Positive, 5805 recovered and 92 deaths; Kupwara has 5764 positive cases (including 06 cases reported today), 32 Active Positive, 5635 recoveries (including 01 cases recovered today), 97 deaths;  Anantnag district has 5136 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today)with 16 Active Positive, 5026 recovered (including 07 cases recovered today), 94 deaths;  Bandipora has 4747 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today), with23 Active Positive and 4662 recoveries (including 00 cases recovered today),62 deaths; Ganderbal has 4700 positive cases with 09 Active Positive, 4644 recoveries(including 06 cases recovered today) and47deaths; Kulgam has 2770 positive cases (including 01 cases reported today)with 15 Active Positive, 2701 recoveries (including 04 cases recovered today)and 54 deaths while as Shopian has 2643 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today),24 active positive cases, 2579 recoveries(including 05 cases recovered today) and 40 deaths.

Similarly, Jammu has 25740 positive cases (including 56 cases reported today) with 373 active positive cases, 24988recoveries (including 08 cases recovered today), 379 deaths; Udhampur has 4340 positive cases (including 01 cases reported today), 16active positive cases, 4267 recoveriesand57 deaths; Rajouri has 3890 positive cases with 11 active positive, 3824 recoveries  and 55 deaths; Doda has 3454 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today)with13 Active positive, 3377 recovered (including 01 cases recovered today)and 64 deaths; Kathua has 3294 positive cases (including 07 cases reported today), 19 active positive cases, 3222 recovered (including 02 cases recovered today)and 53 deaths; Kishtwar has 2740 positive cases with 01 Active Positive, 2717 recoveriesand22 deaths; Samba has 2856positive cases (including 03 cases reported today)with 13 active positive cases, 2802 recoveries (including 02 cases recovered today)and 41 deaths; Poonch has 2540 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today)with15active positive, 2501recoveriesand 24 deaths; Ramban has 2147 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today)with11 active positive cases, 2115 recoveries and 21 deaths while Reasi has 1660 positive with 02 active positive cases, 1642 recoveries and 16 deaths.

According to the bulletin, among the total 129684 positive cases in J&K, 13121 have been reported as travelers while 116563 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 1091 COVID dedicated beds, 962 Isolation beds with 930 vacant beds and 129 ICU beds where 111 beds are vacant in Jammu division while there are 1570 COVID dedicated beds, 1484 Isolation beds where 1383 beds are vacant and 86 ICU beds where 76are vacant beds in Kashmir division. There are a total of 2661 COVID dedicated beds, 2446 Isolation beds with 2313 beds vacant and 215 ICU beds with 187vacant 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 the National Teleconsultation Service. People can avail these services from Home by registering online on the 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 the 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 14.92 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.

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