SRINAGAR: The Government on Saturday informed that 608 new positive cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), 311 from Jammu division and 297 from Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 105984. Also, 02 COVID-19 deaths have been reported; 01 from Jammu division and 01 from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 564 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 182 from Jammu Division and 382 from Kashmir Division.
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), out of 105984 positive cases, 5720 are Active Positive, 98640 have recovered and 1624 have died; 551 in Jammu division and 1073 in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin further said that out of 2783244 test results available, 2677260 samples have been tested as negative till November 21, 2020.
Till date, 760258 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 19506 persons in-home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 5720 in isolation and 47098 in home surveillance. Besides, 686310 persons have completed their surveillance period.
Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 22243 positive cases (including 124 cases reported today) with 1531 Active Positive, 20310 recovered (including 159 cases recovered today), 402 deaths; Baramulla has 7191 positive cases (including 40 cases reported today) with 568 Active Positive, 6464 recovered (including 65 cases recovered today), 159 deaths; Budgam reported 6677 positive cases (including 47 cases reported today) with 288 active positive cases, 6291 recovered (including 44 cases recovered today), 98 deaths; Pulwama has 4962 positive cases (including 21 cases reported today) with 160 Active Positive, 4716 recoveries (including 10 cases recovered today), 86 deaths; Kupwara has 5027 positive cases (including 16 cases reported today) with 503 Active Positive, 4444 recovered (including 37 cases recovered today) and 80 deaths; Anantnag district has 4495 positive cases (including 12 cases reported today) with 189 Active Positive, 4229 recovered (including 16 cases recovered today), 77 deaths; Bandipora has 4333 positive cases (including 16 cases reported today) with 188 Active Positive and 4095 recoveries(including 05 cases recovered today), 50 deaths; Ganderbal has 4076 positive cases (including 16 cases reported today) with 254 Active Positive, 3785 recoveries (including 35 cases recovered today), 37 deaths; Kulgam has 2570 positive cases (including 01 case reported today) with 77 Active Positive, 2445 recovered (including 03 cases recovered today), 48 deaths and Shopian has 2297 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today) with 69 active positive cases, 2192 recoveries (including 08 cases recovered today)and 36 deaths.
Similarly, Jammu has 19625 positive cases (including 115 cases reported today) with 590 active positive cases, 18748 recoveries (including 113 cases recovered today), 287 deaths; Rajouri has 3357 positive cases (including 08 cases reported today) with 88 active positive cases, 3220 recovered (including 05 cases recovered today), 49 deaths; Udhampur has 3258 positive cases (including 68 cases reported today) with 364 active positive, 2857 recoveries (including 08 cases recovered today) and 37 deaths; Doda has 2918 positive cases (including 28 cases reported today) with 167 Active positive, 2699 recovered (including 09 cases recovered today), 52 deaths; Kathua has 2677 positive cases (including 14 cases reported today) with 76 active positive cases, 2566 recovered (including 10 cases recovered today) and 35 deaths; Poonch has 2367 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today) with 71 Active Positive, 2274 recoveries (including 06 cases recovered today)and 22 deaths; Samba has 2353 positive cases (including 13 cases reported today) with 163 active positive cases, 2164 recoveries and 26 deaths; Kishtwar has 2322 positive cases (including 35 cases reported today) with 170 active positive, 2136 recoveries (including 31 cases recovered today) and 16 deaths; Ramban has 1826 positive cases (including 23 cases reported today) with 148 active positive, 1660 recoveries and 18 deaths while Reasi has 1410 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today) with 56 active positive cases, 1345 recoveries and 09 deaths.
According to the bulletin, among the total 105984 positive cases in J&K, 10528 have been reported as travelers while 95456 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 995 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 1727 beds are vacant and 148 ICU beds where 115 are vacant beds in Kashmir division. There are a total of 3651 COVID dedicated beds, 3367 Isolation beds with 2722 beds vacant and 284 ICU beds with 197 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 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 11.15 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.