SRINAGAR: The Government on Monday informed that 565 new positive cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), 259 from Jammu division and 306 from Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 102159. Also 06 COVID-19 deaths have been reported; none from Jammu division and 06 from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 476 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 183 from Jammu Division and 293 from Kashmir Division.
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 102159 positive cases, 5728 are Active Positive, 94851 have recovered and 1580 have died; 531 in Jammu division and 1049 in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin further said that out of 2628297 test results available, 2526138 samples have been tested as negative till November 14, 2020.
Till date 713678 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 24597 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 5728 in isolation and 41424 in home surveillance. Besides, 640349 persons have completed their surveillance period.
Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 21306 positive cases (including 152 cases reported today) with 1571 Active Positive, 19344 recovered (including 118 cases recovered today), 391 deaths; Baramulla has 6859 positive cases (including 45 cases reported today) with 706 Active Positive, 5996 recovered (including 83 cases recovered today), 157deaths; Pulwama reported 4840 positive cases (including 08 case reported today) with 120 active positive cases, 4636 recovered (including 14 cases recovered today), 84 deaths; Kulgam has 2546 positive cases (including 03 case reported today) with 76 Active Positive, 2422 recoveries (including 08 cases recovered today), 48 deaths; Shopian has 2279 positive cases (including 06 case reported today) with 94 Active Positive, 2149 recovered and 36 deaths; Anantnag district has 4417 positive cases (including 11 cases reported today) with 233 Active Positive, 4109 recovered (including 04 cases recovered today), 75 deaths; Budgam has 6428 positive cases (including 19 cases reported today) with 298 Active Positive and 6034 recovered (including 39 cases recovered today), 96 deaths; Kupwara has 4808 positive cases (including 29 cases reported today) with 463 Active Positive, 4267 recovered (including 11 cases recovered today), 78 deaths; Bandipora has 4224 positive cases (including 08 cases reported today) with 173 Active Positive, 4003 recovered (including 07 cases recovered today), 48 deaths and Ganderbal has 3921 positive cases (including 25 cases reported today) with 324 active positive cases, 3561 recoveries (including 09 cases recovered today)and 36 deaths.
Similarly, Jammu has 18935 positive cases (including 91 cases reported today) with 604 active positive cases, 18055 recoveries (including 95 cases recovered today), 276 deaths; Rajouri has 3316 positive cases (including 15 cases reported today) with 106 active positive cases, 3162 recovered (including 06 cases recovered today), 48 deaths; Ramban has 1741 positive cases (including 14 cases reported today) with 96 active positive, 1627 recoveries (including 0 cases recovered today) and 18 deaths; Kathua has 2598 positive cases (including 20 cases reported today) with 83 Active positive, 2482 recovered (including 09 cases recovered today), 33 deaths; Udhampur has 3001 positive cases (including 41 cases reported today) with 260 active positive cases, 2706 recovered (including 08 cases recovered today) and 35 deaths; Samba has 2263 positive cases (including 09 cases reported today) with 89 Active Positive, 2149 recoveries (including 0 cases recovered today) and 25 deaths; Doda has 2806 positive cases (including 26 cases reported today) with 119 active positive cases, 2637 recoveries (including 14 cases recovered today), 50 deaths; Poonch has 2343 positive cases (including 08 cases reported today) with 83 active positive, 2482 recoveries (including 09 cases recovered today), 22 deaths; Reasi has 1367 positive cases with 78 active positive, 1281 recoveries and 08 deaths while Kishtwar has 2161 positive cases (including 25 cases reported today) with 147 active positive cases and 1998 recoveries (including 37 cases recovered today) and 16 deaths.
According to the bulletin, among the total 102159 positive cases in J&K, 10255 have been reported as travelers while 91904 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 1068 vacant beds and 136 ICU beds where 82 beds are vacant in Jammu division while there are 2345 COVID dedicated beds, 2197 Isolation beds where 1730 beds are vacant and 148 ICU beds where 117 are vacant beds in Kashmir division. There are total of 3651 COVID dedicated beds, 3367 Isolation beds with 2798 beds vacant and 284 ICU beds with 199 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 e-sanjeevani 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 10.74 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.