SRINAGAR: The Government on Tuesday informed that 478 new positive cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), 195 from Jammu division and 383 from Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 96188. Also, 12 COVID-19 deaths have been reported; 04 from Jammu division and 08 from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 578 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 245 from Jammu Division and 378 from Kashmir Division.
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), out of 96188 positive cases, 5968 are Active Positive, 88718 have recovered and 1502 have died; 503 in Jammu division and 999 in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin further said that out of 2366741 test results available, 2270553 samples have been tested as negative till November 03, 2020.
Till date, 661459 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 16057 persons in-home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 5968 in isolation and 44638 in-home surveillance. Besides, 593294 persons have completed their surveillance period.
Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 19703 positive cases (including 111 cases reported today) with 1357 Active Positive, 17980 recovered (including 102 cases recovered today), 366 deaths; Baramulla has 6228 positive cases (including 66 cases reported today) with 1388 Active Positive, 4694 recovered (including 72 cases recovered today), 146 deaths; Pulwama reported 4714 positive cases (including 14 case reported today) with 210 active positive cases, 4421 recovered (including 15 cases recovered today), 83 deaths; Kulgam has 2495 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today) with 79 Active Positive, 2368 recoveries (including 12 cases recovered today), 48 deaths; Shopian has 2223 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today) with 93 Active Positive, 2095 recovered (including 02 cases recovered today) and 35 deaths; Anantnag district has 4266 positive cases (including 11 cases reported today) with 189 Active Positive, 4003 recovered (including 12 cases recovered today), 74 deaths; Budgam has 6070 positive cases (including 32 cases reported today) with 244 Active Positive and 5732 recovered (including 48 cases recovered today), 94 deaths; Kupwara has 4518 positive cases (including 06 cases reported today) with 404 Active Positive, 4041 recovered (including 15 cases recovered today), 73 deaths; Bandipora has 4075 positive cases (including 16 cases reported today) with 181 Active Positive, 3848 recovered (including 12 cases recovered today), 46 deaths and Ganderbal has 3607 positive cases (including 21 cases reported today) with 202 active positive cases, 3371 recoveries (including 13 cases recovered today) and 34 deaths.
Similarly, Jammu has 17890 positive cases (including 106 cases reported today) with 683 active positive cases, 16947 recoveries (including 118 cases recovered today), 260 deaths; Rajouri has 3214 positive cases (including 10 cases reported today) with 62 active positive cases, 3104 recovered (including 03 cases recovered today), 48 deaths; Ramban has 1611 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today) with 74 active positive, 1522 recoveries and 15 deaths; Kathua has 2468 positive cases (including 07 cases reported today) with 58 Active positive, 2379 recovered (including 13 cases recovered today), 31 deaths; Udhampur has 2744 positive cases (including 13 cases reported today) with 124 active positive cases, 2588 recovered (including 04 cases reported today) and 32 deaths; Samba has 2187 positive cases (including 08 cases reported today) with 228 Active Positive, 1934 recoveries and 25 deaths; Doda has 2670 positive cases (including 07 cases reported today) with 81 active positive cases, 2542 recoveries (including 27 cases recovered today), 47 deaths; Poonch has 2267 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today) with 146 active positive, 2099 recoveries (including 34 cases reported today), 22 deaths; Reasi has 1289 positive cases with 83 active positive, 1198 recoveries and 08 deaths while Kishtwar has 1949 positive cases (including 23 cases reported today) with 82 active positive cases and 1852 recoveries (including 03 cases recovered today) and 15 deaths.
According to the bulletin, of the total 96188 positive cases in J&K 9842 have been reported as travellers while 86346 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 1096 vacant beds and 136 ICU beds where 94 beds are vacant in Jammu division while there are 2345 COVID dedicated beds, 2197 Isolation beds where 1807 beds are vacant and 148 ICU beds where 127 are vacant beds in Kashmir division. There are a total of 3651 COVID dedicated beds, 3367 Isolation beds with 2903 beds vacant and 284 ICU beds with 221 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.
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 the physical distance of at least 2 meters 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 the lives 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 dialling toll-free number 102.
The 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.