JK Reports 671 New COVID-19 Cases, 8 Deaths

SRINAGAR: The Government on Friday informed that 671 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 226 from Jammu division and 445 from Kashmir division, have been reported today, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 310688. Also, 08COVID-19 deaths have been reported,04 from Jammu Division and 04 from Kashmir Division.

Moreover, 1171 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 548 from Jammu Division and 623 from Kashmir Division.

No new confirmed case of mucormycosis has been reported today, bringing the cumulative no of confirmed cases to 22 in the UT of J&K.

Besides this, 77.92 percent of population above the age of 45 years has been vaccinated across the Jammu and Kashmir.

According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 310688 positive cases, 10094 are Active Positive, 296360 have recovered and 4234 have died; 2062 in Jammu division and 2172 in Kashmir division.

The Bulletin further said that out of 9403958 test results available, 9093270 samples have been tested as negative till 18th June, 2021.

Till date 2292522 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 43061 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 10094 in isolation and 180690 in home surveillance. Besides, 2054443 persons have completed their surveillance period.

Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 68895 positive cases (including 133 cases reported today) with 1632 Active Positive, 66448 recovered (including 142 cases recovered today), 815 deaths; Baramulla has 22953 positive cases (including 66 cases reported today)with 781 Active Positive, 21896 recovered (including 103 cases recovered today), 276 deaths; Budgam reported 22182  positive cases (including 60 cases reported today)with 813 active positive cases, 21169 recovered (including 90 cases recovered today), 200 deaths; Pulwama has 14624 positive cases (including 34 cases reported today)with 983 Active Positive, 13456 recovered (including 48 cases recovered today)and 185 deaths; Kupwara has 13502 positive cases (including 42 cases reported today), 648 Active Positive, 12696 recoveries (including 61 cases recovered today), 158 deaths;  Anantnag district has 15717 positive cases (including 24 cases reported today)with 601 Active Positive, 14921 recovered (including 49 cases recovered today), 195 deaths;  Bandipora has 9108 positive cases (including 33 cases reported today), with 340 Active Positive and 8670 recoveries (including 30 cases recovered today), 98 deaths; Ganderbal has 9381 positive cases (including 20 cases reported today) with 265 Active Positive, 9040 recoveries (including 29 cases recovered today) and 76 deaths; Kulgam has 10820 positive cases (including 29 cases reported today)with 400 Active Positive, 10309 recoveries (including 47 cases recovered today) and 111 deaths while as Shopian has 5526 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today), 88 active positive cases, 5380 recoveries (including 24 cases recovered today) and 58 deaths.

Similarly, Jammu has 52187 positive cases (including 53 cases reported today) with 1087 active positive cases, 49981recoveries (including 161 cases recovered today), 1119 deaths; Udhampur has 11053 positive cases (including 11cases reported today), 161active positive cases, 10761 recoveries (including51 cases recovered today)and131deaths; Rajouri has 10525 positive cases (including 24 cases reported today)with 301active positive, 10012recoveries (including 48 cases recovered today)and 212deaths; Doda has 6554 positive cases (including 46cases reported today)with816Active positive, 5634recovered (including 32 cases recovered today)and 104deaths; Kathua has 9133 positive cases (including 12 cases reported today), 100 active positive cases, 8884recovered(including 16cases recovered today) and 149deaths; Kishtwar has 4309 positive cases (including 20 cases reported today)with 138 Active Positive, 4131 recoveries (including 11 cases recovered today)and40 deaths; Samba has 7022 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today)with 161 active positive cases, 6743recoveries (including 16cases recovered today)and 118 deaths; Poonch has 5926 positive cases (including 16 cases reported today)with374active positive, 5465recoveries (including 89 cases recovered today) and 87 deaths; Ramban has 5714 positive cases (including 36cases reported today)with293 active positive cases, 5361 recoveries (including 91 cases recovered today) and 60 deaths while Reasi has 5557 positive (including 06 cases reported today)with 112 active positive cases, 5403 recoveries (including33 cases recovered today)and 42 deaths.

According to the bulletin, among the total 310688 positive cases in J&K, 21918have been reported as travelers while 288770as 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 2695 COVID dedicated beds, 2279 Isolation beds with 2106vacant beds and 416 ICU beds where 338 beds are vacant in Jammu division while there are 3353 COVID dedicated beds, 3074 Isolation beds where 2547 beds are vacant and 279 ICU beds where 221are vacant beds in Kashmir division. There are a total of 6048 COVID dedicated beds, 5353 Isolation beds with 4653beds vacant and 695 ICU beds with 559vacant 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 allnecessary 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.

To ensure public convenience and avoid chaos & panic crowding at tertiary care hospitals, COVID-19 Triage Facility has been started in Jammu at (i) Chest Disease Hospital, Jammu (opposite GMC Hospital Complex, Jammu, Triage CD Hospital Jammu Contact No.-9541925371, 0191-2561000), (ii) Govt Hospital Gandhinagar (Old Block) Contact No.0191-2459300 and in Srinagar at (i) National Institute of Technology Campus,  Hazratbal, Srinagar, Contact No. 9419006991&  (ii) SKIMS-JVC Bemina, Contact No. 7006617821, that  shall act  as “first   arrival point” for screening of any COVID +ve patient intending to  get   admitted in Govt. Medical College Jammu/ Srinagar & Associated Hospitals, SKIMS Soura  and other identified dedicated COVID Hospitals under Directorate of Health Services Jammu/ Kashmir.

For COVID +ve cases in periphery areas and districts other than Jammu/ Srinagar, the triage point shall be the concerned District Hospital / New GMCs (Doda/ Kathua/ Rajouri/ Baramulla/ Anantnag). Admission of such patients from these districts to GMC Jammu/ Srinagar, SKIMS Soura etc shall be strictly on referral basis only.

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