SRINAGAR: The Government on Sunday informed that 73 new positive cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), 15 from Jammu division and 58 from Kashmir division, have been reported today, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 125341. Also, 02 COVID-19 deaths have been reported;01 from Jammu Division and 01 from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 65 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 16 from Jammu Division and 49 from Kashmir Division.
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), out of 125341 positive cases, 622 are Active Positive, 122768 have recovered and 1951 have died; 725 in Jammu division and 1226 in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin further said that out of 4846627 test results available, 4721286 samples have been tested as negative till February 14, 2021.
Till date 1218505 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 33973 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 622 in isolation and 105985 in home surveillance. Besides, 1075974 persons have completed their surveillance period.
Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 26529 positive cases (including 37 cases reported today) with 217 Active Positive, 25852 recovered (including 36 cases recovered today), 460 deaths; Baramulla has 8158 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today)with 28 Active Positive, 7955 recovered (including 03 cases recovered today), 175 deaths; Budgam reported 7822 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today)with 38 active positive cases, 7666 recovered (including 04 cases recovered today), 118 deaths; Pulwama has 5788 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today)with 38 Active Positive, 5662 recovered (including 02 cases recovered today)and 88 deaths; Kupwara has 5671 positive cases,06 Active Positive, 5569 recoveries, 96 deaths; Anantnag district has 4959 positive cases (including 07 cases reported today)with 46 Active Positive, 4827 recovered (including 03 cases recovered today), 86 deaths; Bandipora has 4703 positive cases (including 01 cases reported today)with13 Active Positive and 4628 recoveries, 62 deaths; Ganderbal has 4660 positive cases (including 01 cases reported today) with 47 Active Positive, 4566 recoveriesand47 deaths; Kulgam has 2709 positive caseswith 14 Active Positive, 2641 recoveries (including 01 cases recovered today)and 54 deaths while as Shopian has 2584 positive cases (including 01 cases reported today)with15 active positive cases, 2529 recoveriesand 40 deaths.
Similarly, Jammu has 25089 positive cases (including 14 cases reported today) with 85 active positive cases, 24631 recoveries (including 13 cases recovered today), 373 deaths; Udhampur has 4236 positive cases25active positive cases, 4154 recoveries and 57 deaths; Rajouri has 3873 positive cases with 04 active positive, 3814 recoveries (including 01 cases recovered today)and 55 deaths; Doda has 3436 positive caseswith06 Active positive, 3366 recovered and 64 deaths; Kathua has 3256 positive cases with 0 active positive cases, 3203 recovered and 53 deaths; Kishtwar has 2733 positive cases with 01 Active Positive, 2710 recoveries;22 deaths; Samba has 2835 positive cases with 09 active positive cases, 2786 recoveries and 40 deaths; Poonch has 2519 positive cases with (including 01 cases reported today)24 active positive, 2471recoveriesand 24 deaths; Ramban has 2135 positive caseswith00 active positive cases, 2114 recoveries (including 02 cases recovered today)and 21 deaths while Reasi has 1646 positive with 06 active positive cases, 1624 recoveries and 15 deaths.
According to the bulletin, among the total 125341 positive cases in J&K, 11927 have been reported as travelers while 113414 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 960 vacant beds and 129 ICU beds where 121 beds are vacant in Jammu division while there are 1570 COVID dedicated beds, 1484 Isolation beds where 1435 beds are vacant and 86 ICU beds where 74are vacant beds in Kashmir division. There are a total of 2661 COVID dedicated beds, 2446 Isolation beds with 2395 beds vacant and 215 ICU beds with 195 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 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 13.30 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.