SRINAGAR: The Government on Tuesday informed that 512 new positive cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), 186 from Jammu division and 326 from Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 96700. Also, 09 COVID-19 deaths have been reported; 07 from Jammu division and 02 from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 536 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 185 from Jammu Division and 351 from Kashmir Division.
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), out of 96188 positive cases, 5968 are Active Positive, 89254 have recovered and 1511 have died; 510 in Jammu division and 1001 in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin further said that out of 2391065 test results available, 2294365 samples have been tested as negative till November 04, 2020.
Till date, 662751 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 16249 persons in-home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 5935 in isolation and 43999 in-home surveillance. Besides, 595057 persons have completed their surveillance period.
Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 19838 positive cases (including 135 cases reported today) with 1377 Active Positive, 18094 recovered (including 114 cases recovered today), 367 deaths; Baramulla has 6295 positive cases (including 67 cases reported today) with 1357 Active Positive, 4791 recovered (including 97 cases recovered today), 147 deaths; Pulwama reported 4724 positive cases (including 10 case reported today) with 187 active positive cases, 4454 recovered (including 33 cases recovered today), 83 deaths; Kulgam has 2499 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today) with 82 Active Positive, 2369 recoveries (including 01 cases recovered today), 48 deaths; Shopian has 2230 positive cases (including 07 cases reported today) with 95 Active Positive, 2100 recovered (including 05 cases recovered today) and 35 deaths; Anantnag district has 4268 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) with 173 Active Positive, 4021 recovered (including 18 cases recovered today), 74 deaths; Budgam has 6105 positive cases (including 35 cases reported today) with 248 Active Positive and 5763 recovered (including 31 cases recovered today), 94 deaths; Kupwara has 4550 positive cases (including 32 cases reported today) with 414 Active Positive, 4063 recovered (including 22 cases recovered today), 73 deaths; Bandipora has 4093 positive cases (including 18 cases reported today) with 177 Active Positive, 3870 recovered (including 22 cases recovered today), 46 deaths and Ganderbal has 3623 positive cases (including 16 cases reported today) with 210 active positive cases, 3379 recoveries (including 08 cases recovered today) and 34 deaths.
Similarly, Jammu has 17988 positive cases (including 98 cases reported today) with 675 active positive cases, 17049 recoveries (including 102 cases recovered today), 264 deaths; Rajouri has 3223 positive cases (including 09 cases reported today) with 68 active positive cases, 3107 recovered (including 03 cases recovered today), 48 deaths; Ramban has 1627 positive cases (including 16 cases reported today) with 59 active positive, 1522 recoveries (including 30 recoveries today) and 16 deaths; Kathua has 2479 positive cases (including 11 cases reported today) with 53 Active positive, 2394 recovered (including 15 cases recovered today), 32 deaths; Udhampur has 2755 positive cases (including 11 cases reported today) with 135 active positive cases, 2588 recovered and 32 deaths; Samba has 2193 positive cases (including 06 cases reported today) with 234 Active Positive, 1934 recoveries and 25 deaths; Doda has 2680 positive cases (including 10 cases reported today) with 78 active positive cases, 2554 recoveries (including 12 cases recovered today), 48 deaths; Poonch has 2270 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today) with 127 active positive, 2121 recoveries (including 22 cases reported today), 22 deaths; Reasi has 1293 positive cases with 87 active positive, 1198 recoveries and 08 deaths while Kishtwar has 1967 positive cases (including 18 cases reported today) with 99 active positive cases and 1853 recoveries (including 01 cases recovered today) and 15 deaths.
According to the bulletin, of the total 96700 positive cases in J&K 9877 have been reported as travellers while 86823 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 1100 vacant beds and 136 ICU beds where 93 beds are vacant in Jammu division while there are 2345 COVID dedicated beds, 2197 Isolation beds where 1794 beds are vacant and 148 ICU beds where 125 are vacant beds in Kashmir division. There are a total of 3651 COVID dedicated beds, 3367 Isolation beds with 2894 beds vacant and 284 ICU beds with 218 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 teleconsultation general OPD services by Specialists/MBBS Doctors for the residents of J&K under National Teleconsultation Service. People can avail these services from Home by registering online on web portal https://esanjeevaniopd.in/. The services are available from 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 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 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 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 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).
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, an anti-allergic, anti-pyretic, anti-tussive, bronchodilator, etc properties during the COVID-19 pandemic. The department so far has provided medicine to 10.54 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.
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.
People are also advised to refrain from spreading rumours and pay no heed to them at the same time.