SRINAGAR: The Government on Friday informed that 81 new positive cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), 22 from the Jammu division and 59 from the Kashmir division, have been reported today, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 125715.
Moreover, 67 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 16 from Jammu Division and 51 from the Kashmir Division.
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), out of 125715 positive cases, 702 are Active Positive, 123059 have recovered and 1954 have died; 725 in the Jammu division and 1229 in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin further said that out of 4967246test results available, 4841531 samples have been tested as negative till February 19, 2021.
Till date 1242796 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 33944 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 702 in isolation and 108630 in home surveillance. Besides, 1097566 persons have completed their surveillance period.
Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 26718 positive cases (including 31 cases reported today) with 313 Active Positive, 25944 recovered (including 20 cases recovered today), 461 deaths; Baramulla has 8174 positive cases (including 01 cases reported today)with 39Active Positive, 7960 recovered, 175 deaths; Budgam reported 7850 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today)with 43 active positive cases, 7688 recovered (including 04cases recovered today), 119 deaths; Pulwama has 5822 positive cases (including 13 cases reported today)with 40 Active Positive, 5693 recovered (including 13 cases recovered today)and 89 deaths; Kupwara has 5672 positive cases,05 Active Positive, 5571 recoveries, 96 deaths; Anantnag district has 4974 positive cases with 33 Active Positive, 4855 recovered (including 05 cases recovered today), 86 deaths; Bandipora has 4709 positive cases (including 01 cases reported today)with16 Active Positive and 4631 recoveries (including 01 cases recovered today), 62 deaths; Ganderbal has 4662 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today)with 27 Active Positive, 4588 recoveries (including 06 cases recovered today)and47deaths; Kulgam has 2715 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today)with 12 Active Positive, 2649 recoveries (including 02 cases recovered today)and 54 deaths while as Shopian has 2595 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today)with22 active positive cases, 2533 recoveries and 40 deaths.
Similarly, Jammu has 25139 positive cases (including 12 cases reported today) with 97 active positive cases, 24669 recoveries (including 08 cases recovered today), 373 deaths; Udhampur has 4251 positive cases (including 10 cases reported today)27active positive cases, 4167 recoveries (including 06 cases recovered today)and 57 deaths; Rajouri has 3873 positive cases with 03 active positive, 3815 recoveries (including 01 cases recovered today)and 55 deaths; Doda has 3436 positive caseswith03 Active positive, 3369 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 00 Active Positive, 2711 recoveries (including 01 cases recovered today) and22 deaths; Samba has 2835 positive cases with 05 active positive cases, 2790 recoveries and 40 deaths; Poonch has 2520 positive caseswith17active positive, 2479recoveriesand 24 deaths; Ramban has 2135 positive caseswith00 active positive cases, 2114 recoveries and 21 deaths while Reasi has 1646 positive with 00 active positive cases, 1630 recoveries and 16 deaths.
According to the bulletin, among the total 125715 positive cases in J&K, 12081 have been reported as travelers while 113634 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 961 vacant beds and 129 ICU beds where 123 beds are vacant in Jammu division while there are 1570 COVID dedicated beds, 1484 Isolation beds where 1429 beds are vacant and 86 ICU beds where 76are vacant beds in Kashmir division. There are a total of 2661 COVID dedicated beds, 2446 Isolation beds with 2390 beds vacant and 215 ICU beds with 199 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 13.44 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.