SRINAGAR: The Government on Monday informed that 617 new positive cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), 226 from Jammu division and 391 from Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 100968. Also, 08 COVID-19 deaths have been reported; 03 from Jammu division and 05 from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 511 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 236 from Jammu Division and 275 from the Kashmir Division.
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), out of 100968 positive cases, 5578 are Active Positive, 93824 have recovered and 1566 have died; 527 in Jammu division and 1039 in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin further said that out of 2578555 test results available, 2477587 samples have been tested as negative till November 12, 2020.
Till date, 703126 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 16932 persons in-home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 5578 in isolation and 41700 in-home surveillance. Besides, 637350 persons have completed their surveillance period.
Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 20998 positive cases (including 153 cases reported today) with 1499 Active Positive, 19112 recovered (including 76 cases recovered today), 387 deaths; Baramulla has 6656 positive cases (including 62 cases reported today) with 700 Active Positive, 5801 recovered (including 112 cases recovered today), 155 deaths; Pulwama reported 4822 positive cases (including 18 cases reported today) with 137 active positive cases, 4601 recovered (including 13 cases recovered today), 84 deaths; Kulgam has 2539 positive cases (including 06 cases reported today) with 86 Active Positive, 2405 recoveries (including 05 cases recovered today), 48 deaths; Shopian has 2268 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) with 91Active Positive, 2142 recovered and 35 deaths; Anantnag district has 4393 positive cases (including 34 cases reported today) with 218 Active Positive, 4100 recovered (including 06 cases recovered today), 75 deaths; Budgam has 6388 positive cases (including 43 cases reported today) with 327 Active Positive and 5966 recoveries(including 23 cases recovered today), 95 deaths; Kupwara has 4756 positive cases (including 22 cases reported today) with 450 Active Positive, 4229 recoveries (including 14 cases recovered today), 77 deaths; Bandipora has 4204 positive cases (including 29 cases reported today) with 173 Active Positive, 3983 recovered (including 13 cases recovered today), 48 deaths and Ganderbal has 3869 positive cases (including 22 cases reported today) with 309 active positive cases, 3525 recoveries (including 13 cases recovered today)and 35 deaths.
Similarly, Jammu has 18749 positive cases (including 93 cases reported today) with 614 active positive cases, 17860 recoveries (including 162 cases recovered today), 275 deaths; Rajouri has 3291 positive cases (including 09 cases reported today) with 93 active positive cases, 3150 recovered (including 06 cases recovered today), 48 deaths; Ramban has 1715 positive cases (including 13 cases reported today) with 110 active positive, 1587 recoveries (including 03 cases recovered today) and 18 deaths; Kathua has 2567 positive cases (including 16 cases reported today) with 71 Active positive, 2463 recovered (including 11 cases recovered today), 33 deaths; Udhampur has 2942 positive cases (including 35 cases reported today) with 223 active positive cases, 2686 recovered (including 19 cases recovered today) and 33 deaths; Samba has 2247 positive cases (including 08 cases reported today) with 73 Active Positive, 2149 recoveries (including 09 cases recovered today)and 25 deaths; Doda has 2770 positive cases (including 15 cases reported today) with 114 active positive cases, 2607 recoveries (including 06 cases recovered today), 49 deaths; Poonch has 2328 positive cases (including 08 cases reported today) with 76 active positive, 2230 recoveries (including 02 cases reported today), 22 deaths; Reasi has 1350 positive cases (including 07 cases reported today) with 75 active positive, 1267 recoveries and 08 deaths while Kishtwar has 2116 positive cases (including 22 cases reported today) with 139 active positive cases and 1961 recoveries (including 18 cases recovered today) and 16 deaths.
According to the bulletin, among the total 100968 positive cases in J&K, 10179 have been reported as travelers while 90789 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 1058 vacant beds and 136 ICU beds where 86 beds are vacant in Jammu division while there are 2345 COVID dedicated beds, 2197 Isolation beds where 1698 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 2756 beds vacant and 284 ICU beds with 201 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, 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.
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.