SRINAGAR: The Government on Friday informed that 76 new positive cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), 16 from Jammu division and 60 from Kashmir division, have been reported today, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 124373. Also, 01 COVID-19 death has been reported from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 215 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 115 from Jammu Division and 100 from the Kashmir Division.
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), out of 124373 positive cases, 823 are Active Positive, 121617 have recovered and 1933 have died; 720 in Jammu division and 1213 in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin further said that out of 4502603 test results available, 4378230 samples have been tested as negative till January 19, 2021.
Till date 1109248 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 34220 persons in-home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 823 in isolation and 93960 in-home surveillance. Besides, 978312 persons have completed their surveillance period.
Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 26158 positive cases (including 32 cases reported today) with 270 Active Positive, 25434 recovered (including 58 cases recovered today), 454 deaths; Baramulla has 8111 positive cases (including 10 cases reported today) with 44Active Positive, 7893 recovered (including 04 cases recovered today), 174 deaths; Budgam reported 7763 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today)with 41 active positive cases, 7605 recovered (including 07cases recovered today), 117 deaths; Pulwama has 5710 positive cases with 57 Active Positive, 5565 recovered and 88 deaths; Kupwara has 5657 positive cases (including 07 cases reported today) with 35 Active Positive, 5527 recoveries (including 04 cases recovered today), 95 deaths; Anantnag district has 4896 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today)with 55 Active Positive, 4756 recovered (including 05 cases recovered today), 85 deaths; Bandipora has 4689 positive cases (including 01 cases reported today)with22 Active Positive and 4606 recoveries (including 01 cases recovered today), 61 deaths; Ganderbal has 4606 positive cases with 51 Active Positive, 4509 recoveries (including 10 cases recovered today)and 46deaths; Kulgam has 2693 positive cases (including 01 cases reported today)with 26 Active Positive, 2613 recoveries (including 02 cases recovered today)and 54 deaths while as Shopian has 2569 positive caseswith24 active positive cases, 2506 recoveries(including 09 cases recovered today) and 39 deaths.
Similarly, Jammu has 24949 positive cases (including 11 cases reported today) with 117 active positive cases, 24462 recoveries (including 48 cases recovered today), 370 deaths; Udhampur has 4200 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today)26active positive cases, 4117 recovered (including 01 cases recovered today)and 57 deaths; Rajouri has 3868 positive cases with 05 active positive, 3808 recoveries and 55 deaths; Doda has 3428 positive caseswith 03 Active positive, 3364 recovered(including 03 cases recovered today) and 64 deaths; Kathua has 3254 positive cases with 03 active positive cases, 3199 recovered and 52 deaths; Kishtwar has 2731 positive cases with 01 Active Positive, 2708 recoveries;22 deaths; Samba has 2830 positive cases (including 01 cases reported today)with 14 active positive cases, 2776 recoveries (including 60 cases recovered today)and 40deaths; Poonch has 2492 positive cases (including 01 cases reported today)with 25 active positive, 2443recoveries (including 03 cases recovered today)and 24 deaths; Ramban has 2131 positive caseswith02 active positive, 2108 recoveries and 21 deaths while Reasi has 1638 positive with 05 active positive cases, 1618 recoveries and 15 deaths.
According to the bulletin, among the total 124373 positive cases in J&K, 11655 have been reported as travelers while 112718 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 1321 COVID dedicated beds, 1185 Isolation beds with 1171 vacant beds and 136 ICU beds where 119 beds are vacant in Jammu division while there are 2345 COVID dedicated beds, 2197 Isolation beds where 2133 beds are vacant and 148 ICU beds where 132are vacant beds in Kashmir division. There are a total of 3666 COVID dedicated beds, 3382 Isolation beds with 3304 beds vacant and 284 ICU beds with 251 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 12.84 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.