SRINAGAR: The Government on Saturday informed that 76 new positive cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), 18 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 124449. Also, 03 COVID-19 deaths have been reported, 01 from Jammu Division and 02 from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 135 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 25 from Jammu Division and 110 from the Kashmir Division.
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), out of 124449 positive cases, 761 are Active Positive, 121752 have recovered and 1936 have died; 721 in Jammu division and 1215 in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin further said that out of 4524200 test results available, 4399751 samples have been tested as negative till January 30, 2021.
Till date, 1115352 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 34050 persons in-home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 761 in isolation and 93121 in-home surveillance. Besides, 985484 persons have completed their surveillance period.
Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 26185 positive cases (including 27 cases reported today) with 225 Active Positive, 25504 recovered (including 70 cases recovered today), 456 deaths; Baramulla has 8115 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today) with 45Active Positive, 7896 recovered (including 03 cases recovered today), 174 deaths; Budgam reported 7766 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today)with 40 active positive cases, 7609 recovered (including 04cases recovered today), 117 deaths; Pulwama has 5719 positive cases (including 09 cases reported today)with 50 Active Positive, 5581 recovered (including 16 cases recovered today)and 88 deaths; Kupwara has 5658 positive cases (including 01 cases reported today) with 33 Active Positive, 5530 recoveries (including 03 cases recovered today), 95 deaths; Anantnag district has 4900 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today)with 57 Active Positive, 4758 recovered (including 02 cases recovered today), 85 deaths; Bandipora has 4692 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today)with25 Active Positive and 4606 recoveries, 61 deaths; Ganderbal has 4611 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today)with 47 Active Positive, 4518 recoveries (including 09 cases recovered today)and 46deaths; Kulgam has 2694 positive cases (including 01 cases reported today)with 24 Active Positive, 2616 recoveries (including 03 cases recovered today)and 54 deaths while as Shopian has 2570 positive cases (including 01 cases reported today)with25 active positive cases, 2506 recoveries and 39 deaths.
Similarly, Jammu has 24957 positive cases (including 08 cases reported today) with 103 active positive cases, 24483 recoveries (including 21 cases recovered today), 371 deaths; Udhampur has 4201 positive cases (including 01 cases reported today)27active positive cases, 4117 recovered and 57 deaths; Rajouri has 3868 positive cases with 05 active positive, 3808 recoveries and 55 deaths; Doda has 3429 positive cases with (including 01 cases reported today)01 Active positive, 3364 recovered 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 with 14 active positive cases, 2776 recoveries and 40 deaths; Poonch has 2500 positive cases (including 08 cases reported today)with 33 active positive, 2443recoveriesand 24 deaths; Ramban has 2131 positive caseswith02 active positive, 2108 recoveries and 21 deaths while Reasi has 1638 positive with 01 active positive cases, 1618 recoveries (including 04 cases recovered today)and 15 deaths.
According to the bulletin, among the total 124449 positive cases in J&K, 11682 have been reported as travelers while 112767 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 1170 vacant beds and 136 ICU beds where 120 beds are vacant in Jammu division while there are 2345 COVID dedicated beds, 2197 Isolation beds where 2134 beds are vacant and 148 ICU beds where 136are 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 256 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 12.88 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.