SRINAGAR: The Government on Tuesday informed that 561 new positive cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19),177 from the Jammu division and 384 from the Kashmir division, have been reported today, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 134015. Also, 02 COVID-19 deaths have been reported from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 230 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 52 from Jammu Division and 178 from Kashmir Division.
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), out of 134015 positive cases, 4483 are Active Positive, 127520 have recovered and 2012have died; 741 in Jammu division and 1271 in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin further said that out of 6286013test results available, 6151998 samples have been tested as negative till April 6, 2021.
Till date, 1556065 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 59701 persons in-home quarantine including facilities operated by the government, 4483 in isolation and 121399 in-home surveillance. Besides, 1368470 persons have completed their surveillance period.
Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 30170 positive cases (including 222 cases reported today) with 1668 Active Positive, 28026 recovered (including 112 cases recovered today), 476 deaths; Baramulla has 9284 positive cases (including 54 cases reported today)with 627Active Positive, 8476recovered (including 45 cases recovered today), 181 deaths; Budgam reported 8451 positive cases (including 34 cases reported today)with 335 active positive cases, 7995 recovered (including 12cases recovered today), 121 deaths; Pulwama has 6039 positive cases (including 07 cases reported today)with 110 Active Positive, 5837 recovered and 92 deaths; Kupwara has 5883 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today), 120 Active Positive, 5666recoveries, 97 deaths; Anantnag district has 5256 positive cases (including 13 cases reported today)with 98 Active Positive, 5062 recovered (including 05 cases recovered today), 96 deaths; Bandipora has 4824 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today), with77 Active Positive and 4684 recoveries (including 01 cases recovered today), 63 deaths; Ganderbal has 4762 positive cases (including 11 cases reported today)with 64 Active Positive, 4649 recoveries and 49 deaths; Kulgam has 2962 positive cases (including 26 cases reported today)with 192 Active Positive, 2714 recoveries (including 03 cases recovered today)and 56 deaths while as Shopian has 2678 positive cases (including 07 cases reported today),43 active positive cases, 2595 recoveries and 40 deaths.
Similarly, Jammu has 26392 positive cases (including 99 cases reported today) with 781 active positive cases, 25228 recoveries (including 24 cases recovered today), 383 deaths; Udhampur has 4429 positive cases (including 37 cases reported today), 90active positive cases, 4281 recoveriesand58 deaths; Rajouri has 3924 positive cases (including 07 cases reported today)with 37 active positive, 3831 recoveries(including 03 cases recovered today) and 56 deaths; Doda has 3471 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today)with16 Active positive, 3391 recovered (including 02 cases recovered today)and 64 deaths; Kathua has 3415 positive cases (including 14 cases reported today), 90 active positive cases, 3272 recovered(including 06 cases recovered today) and 53 deaths; Kishtwar has 2757 positive cases with 01 Active Positive, 2734 recoveries (including 17 recovered today)and22 deaths; Samba has 2889 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today)with 40 active positive cases, 2808 recoveries and 41 deaths; Poonch has 2563 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today)with 29 active positive, 2508recoveriesand 26 deaths; Ramban has 2165 positive caseswith24 active positive cases, 2119 recoveries and 22 deaths while Reasi has 1701 positive (including 06 cases reported today)with 41 active positive cases, 1644 recoveries and 16 deaths.
According to the bulletin, among the total 134015 positive cases in J&K, 13944 have been reported as travelers while 120071 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 975 vacant beds and 129 ICU beds where 96 beds are vacant in Jammu division while there are 1570 COVID dedicated beds, 1484 Isolation beds where 1307 beds are vacant and 86 ICU beds where 73are vacant beds in Kashmir division. There are a total of 2661 COVID dedicated beds, 2446 Isolation beds with 2282 beds vacant and 215 ICU beds with 169vacant 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 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 15.39 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 rumors and pay no heed to them at the same time.