SRINAGAR: The Government on Tuesday informed that 524 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 185 from Jammu division and 339 from Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 97224. Also 06 COVID-19 deaths have been reported; 02 from Jammu division and 04 from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 651 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 174 from Jammu Division and 477 from Kashmir Division.
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 97224 positive cases, 5802 are Active Positive, 89905 have recovered and 1511 have died; 510 in Jammu division and 1001 in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin further said that out of 2414248 test results available, 2317024 samples have been tested as negative till November 05, 2020.
Till date 664234 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 16155 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 5802 in isolation and 43762 in home surveillance. Besides, 596998 persons have completed their surveillance period.
Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 19990 positive cases (including 155 cases reported today) with 1334 Active Positive, 18286 recovered (including 192 cases recovered today), 370 deaths; Baramulla has 6333 positive cases (including 54 cases reported today) with 1224 Active Positive, 4962 recovered (including 171 cases recovered today), 147 deaths; Pulwama reported 4732 positive cases (including 08 case reported today) with 179 active positive cases, 4470 recovered (including 16 cases recovered today), 83 deaths; Kulgam has 2504 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today) with 83 Active Positive, 2373 recoveries (including 04 cases recovered today), 48 deaths; Shopian has 2245 positive cases (including 15 cases reported today) with 110 Active Positive, 2100 recovered and 35 deaths; Anantnag district has 4274 positive cases (including 06 cases reported today) with 175 Active Positive, 4024 recovered (including 03 cases recovered today), 75 deaths; Budgam has 6162 positive cases (including 38 cases reported today) with 276 Active Positive and 5792 recovered (including 29 cases recovered today), 94 deaths; Kupwara has 4576 positive cases (including 26 cases reported today) with 402 Active Positive, 4101 recovered (including 38 cases recovered today), 73 deaths; Bandipora has 4102 positive cases (including 09 cases reported today) with 172 Active Positive, 3884 recovered (including 14 cases recovered today), 46 deaths and Ganderbal has 3646 positive cases (including 23 cases reported today) with 223 active positive cases, 3389 recoveries (including 10 cases recovered today) and 34 deaths.
Similarly, Jammu has 18087 positive cases (including 99 cases reported today) with 665 active positive cases, 17157 recoveries (including 108 cases recovered today), 265 deaths; Rajouri has 3232 positive cases (including 09 cases reported today) with 74 active positive cases, 3110 recovered (including 03 cases recovered today), 48 deaths; Ramban has 1638 positive cases (including 11 cases reported today) with 69 active positive, 1552 recoveries and 17 deaths; Kathua has 2489 positive cases (including 10 cases reported today) with 49 Active positive, 2408 recovered (including 14 cases recovered today), 32 deaths; Udhampur has 2764 positive cases (including 09 cases reported today) with 136 active positive cases, 2596 recovered (including 08 cases reported today) and 32 deaths; Samba has 2197 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today) with 225 Active Positive, 1947 recoveries (including 13 cases reported today) and 25 deaths; Doda has 2690 positive cases (including 10 cases reported today) with 84 active positive cases, 2558 recoveries (including 04 cases recovered today), 48 deaths; Poonch has 2275 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today) with 108 active positive, 2145 recoveries (including 24 cases reported today), 22 deaths; Reasi has 1302 positive cases (including 09 cases reported today) with 96 active positive, 1198 recoveries and 08 deaths while Kishtwar has 1986 positive cases (including 19 cases reported today) with 118 active positive cases and 1853 recoveries and 15 deaths.
According to the bulletin, of the total 97224 positive cases in J&K 9913 have been reported as travelers while 87311 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 1087 vacant beds and 136 ICU beds where 96 beds are vacant in Jammu division while there are 2345 COVID dedicated beds, 2197 Isolation beds where 1797 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 2884 beds vacant and 284 ICU beds with 223 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 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 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 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, anti-allergic, anti-pyretic, antitussives, bronchodilator, etc properties during the COVID-19 pandemic. The department so far has provided medicine to 10.63 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.