SRINAGAR: The Government on Thursday informed that 461 new positive cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19),100 from Jammu division and 361 from the Kashmir division, have been reported today, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 131421. Also, 04 COVID-19 deaths have been reported, 01 from Jammu Division and 03 from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 114 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 36 from Jammu Division and 78 from Kashmir Division.
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), out of 131421 positive cases, 2874 are Active Positive, 126549 have recovered and 1998have died; 737 in Jammu division and 1261 in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin further said that out of 6089662test results available, 5958241 samples have been tested as negative till April 1, 2021.
Till date 1515253 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 34928 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by the government, 2874 in isolation and 123318in home surveillance. Besides, 1352135 persons have completed their surveillance period.
Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 29219 positive cases (including 157 cases reported today) with 1158 Active Positive, 27589recovered (including 50 cases recovered today), 472 deaths; Baramulla has 8924 positive cases (including 76 cases reported today)with 415Active Positive, 8328 recovered (including 09 cases recovered today), 181 deaths; Budgam reported 8234 positive cases (including 26 cases reported today)with 180 active positive cases, 7934 recovered (including 08cases recovered today), 120 deaths; Pulwama has 6002 positive cases (including 10 cases reported today)with 88 Active Positive, 5882 recovered (including 04 cases recovered today)and 92 deaths; Kupwara has 5817 positive cases (including 10 cases reported today), 76 Active Positive, 5644recoveries (including 04 cases recovered today), 97 deaths; Anantnag district has 5194 positive cases (including 19 cases reported today)with 58 Active Positive, 5042 recovered, 94 deaths; Bandipora has 4768 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today), with33 Active Positive and 4672 recoveries, 63 deaths; Ganderbal has 4723 positive cases (including 06 cases reported today) with 28 Active Positive, 4647 recoveries and 48 deaths; Kulgam has 2848 positive cases (including 49 cases reported today) with 88 Active Positive, 2706 recoveries (including 03 cases recovered today)and 54 deaths while as Shopian has 2651 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today),26 active positive cases, 2585 recoveries and 40 deaths.
Similarly, Jammu has 25973 positive cases (including 61 cases reported today) with 519 active positive cases, 25073 recoveries (including 26 cases recovered today), 381 deaths; Udhampur has 4365 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today), 31active positive cases, 4277 recoveries and 57 deaths; Rajouri has 3899 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today)with 16 active positive, 3827 recoveries and 56 deaths; Doda has 3456 positive cases (including 01 cases reported today)with06 Active positive, 3386 recovered and 64 deaths; Kathua has 3350 positive cases (including 21 cases reported today), 65 active positive cases, 3232 recovered(including 05 cases recovered today) and 53 deaths; Kishtwar has 2756 positive cases with 17 Active Positive, 2717 recoveriesand22 deaths; Samba has 2867 positive cases (including 06 cases reported today)with 19 active positive cases, 2807 recoveries (including 05 cases recovered today)and 41 deaths; Poonch has 2551 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today)with23active positive, 2502recoveriesand 26 deaths; Ramban has 2159 positive caseswith21 active positive cases, 2117 recoveries and 21 deaths while Reasi has 1665 positive with 07 active positive cases, 1642 recoveries and 16 deaths.
According to the bulletin, among the total 131421 positive cases in J&K, 13451 have been reported as travelers while 117970 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 927 vacant beds and 129 ICU beds where 109 beds are vacant in Jammu division while there are 1570 COVID dedicated beds, 1484 Isolation beds where 1375 beds are vacant and 86 ICU beds where 72are vacant beds in Kashmir division. There are a total of 2661 COVID dedicated beds, 2446 Isolation beds with 2302 beds vacant and 215 ICU beds with 181vacant 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 teleconsultation 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 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 the 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 a physical distance of at least 2 meter from others, frequently cleaning hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitiser 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 handwashing 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 15.26 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.