J&K Reports 454 New COVID-19 Cases, Tally Reaches 110678

SRINAGAR: The Government on Tuesday informed that 454 new positive cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), 217 from Jammu division and 237 from Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 110678. Also, 08 COVID-19 deaths have been reported; 05 from Jammu division and 03 from Kashmir Division.

Moreover,503 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 230 from Jammu Division and 273 from Kashmir Division.

According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), out of 110678 positive cases, 4908 are Active Positive, 104068 have recovered and 1702 have died; 595 in Jammu division and 1107 in Kashmir division.

The Bulletin further said that out of 3037239 test results available, 2926561 samples have been tested as negative till December 01, 2020.

Till date, 790770 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 20353 persons in-home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 4908 in isolation and 33671 in-home surveillance. Besides, 730136 persons have completed their surveillance period.

Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 23177 positive cases (including 118cases reported today) with 1119 Active Positive, 21640 recovered (including 121 cases recovered today), 418 deaths; Baramulla has 7473 positive cases (including 18 cases reported today) with 282 Active Positive, 7028 recovered (including 44 cases recovered today), 163deaths; Pulwama reported 5118 positive cases (including 09 case reported today) with 146 active positive cases, 4886 recovered (including 13 cases recovered today), 86 deaths; Kulgam has 2596 positive cases (including 03 case reported today) with 55 Active Positive, 2490 recoveries, 51 deaths; Shopian has 2353 positive cases (including 05 case reported today) with 79 Active Positive, 2237 recovered  and 37 deaths; Anantnag district has 4563positive cases (including 10 cases reported today) with 122 Active Positive, 4362 recovered (including 06cases recovered today), 79 deaths;  Budgam has 6940 positive cases (including 45 cases reported today) with 248 Active Positive and 6591 recovered (including 28 cases recovered today), 101 deaths; Kupwara has 5208 positive cases (including 10 cases reported today) with 223 Active Positive, 4902 recovered (including 21 cases recovered today), 83 deaths; Bandipora has 4431 positive cases (including 13 cases reported today) with 131 Active Positive, 4249 recovered (including 26 cases recovered today), 51 deaths and Ganderbal has 4213 positive cases (including 06 cases reported today) with 188 active positive cases, 3987recoveries (including 14 cases recovered today)and 38 deaths.

Similarly, Jammu has20772 positive cases (including 95 cases reported today) with 692 active positive cases, 19778 recoveries (including 60 cases recovered today), 302 deaths; Rajouri has 3512 positive cases (including 25 cases reported today) with 168 active positive cases, 3295 recovered (including 08 cases recovered today), 49 deaths; Ramban has 1934 positive cases (including 09 cases reported today) with 92 active positive, 1824 recoveries (including 53 cases recovered today) and 18 deaths; Kathua has 2820 positive cases (including 20 cases reported today) with 112 Active positive, 2669 recovered (including 10 cases recovered today), 39 deaths; Udhampur has 3590 positive cases (including 25 cases reported today) with 386 active positive cases, 3154 recovered (including 78 cases recovered today) and 50 deaths; Samba has 2487 positive cases (including 07 cases reported today) with 216 Active Positive, 2239 recoveries  and 32 deaths; Doda has 3124 positive cases (including 13 cases reported today) with 227 active positive cases, 2841 recoveries (including 21 cases recovered today), 56 deaths; Poonch has 2394 positive cases (including 03cases reported today) with 59 active positive, 2313 recoveries, 22 deaths; Reasi has 1473 positive cases with 102 active positive, 1362 recoveries  and 09 deaths while Kishtwar has 2500 positive cases (including 06 cases reported today) with 261 active positive cases and 2221 recoveries and 18 deaths.

According to the bulletin, among the total 110678 positive cases in J&K, 10775 have been reported as travellers while 99903 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 1306 COVID dedicated beds, 1170 Isolation beds with 996 vacant beds and 136 ICU beds where 77 beds are vacant in Jammu division while there are 2345 COVID dedicated beds, 2197 Isolation beds where 1811 beds are vacant and 148 ICU beds where 116 are vacant beds in Kashmir division. There are total of 3651 COVID dedicated beds, 3367 Isolation beds with 2807 beds vacant and 284 ICU beds with 193 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.

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 11.39 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 rumours and pay no heed to them at the same time.

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