SRINAGAR: The Government on Monday informed that 1036 new positive cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), 563 from Jammu division and 473 from Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 65026. Also 23 COVID-19 deaths have been reported; 14 from Jammu division and 09 from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 1158 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals, 720 from Jammu Division and 438 from the Kashmir Division.
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), out of 65026 positive cases, 21887 are Active Positive, 42115 have recovered and 1024 have died; 246 in Jammu division and 778 in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin further said that out of 1415364 test results available, 1350338 samples have been tested as negative till September 21, 2020.
Till date 548355 travelers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for observation which included 27819 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 21887 in isolation and 61819 under home surveillance. Besides, 435806 persons have completed their surveillance period.
Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 13199 positive cases (including 141 cases reported today) with 2049 Active Positive, 10882 recovered (including 156 cases recovered today), 268 deaths; Baramulla has 3923 positive cases (including 79 cases reported today) with 1158 Active Positive, 2649 recovered (including 42 cases recovered today), 116 deaths; Pulwama reported 3588 positive cases (including 54 cases reported today) with 544 active positive cases, 2981 recovered (including 40 cases recovered today), 63 deaths; Kulgam has 2188 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today) with 155 Active Positive, 1990 recoveries (including 18 cases recovered today), 43 deaths; Shopian has 1936 positive cases (including 06 cases reported today) with 175 Active Positive, 1731 recovered, 30 deaths; Anantnag district has 3288 positive cases (including 36 cases reported today) with 858 Active Positive, 2371 recovered (including 14 cases recovered today), 59 deaths; Budgam has 4424 positive cases (including 60 cases reported today) with 1726 Active Positive and 2620 recovered (including 34 cases recovered today), 78 deaths; Kupwara has 3221 positive cases (including 14 cases reported today) with 882 Active Positive, 2278 recovered (including 56 cases recovered today), 61 deaths; Bandipora has 3177 positive cases (including 22 cases reported today) with 1033 Active Positive, 2110 recovered (including 37 cases recovered today), 34 deaths and Ganderbal has 2616 positive cases (including 56 cases reported today) with 664 active positive cases, 1926 recoveries (including 41 cases recovered today) and 26 deaths.
Similarly, Jammu has 10422 positive cases (including 245 cases reported today) with 6118 active positive cases, 4166 recoveries (including 564 cases recovered today), 138 deaths; Rajouri has 2152 positive cases (including 66 cases reported today) with 1212 active positive cases, 914 recovered (including 08 cases recovered today), 26 deaths; Ramban has 1092 positive cases (including 15 cases reported today) with 367 active positive, 719 recoveries (including 14 cases recovered today), 06 deaths; Kathua has 1753 positive cases (including 34 cases reported today) with 671 Active positive, 1067 recovered (including 12 cases recovered today), 15 deaths; Udhampur has 1827 positive cases (including 30 cases reported today) with 733 active positive cases, 1084 recovered (including 43 cases recovered today), 10 deaths; Samba has 1448 positive cases (including 57 cases reported today) with 772 Active Positive, 664 recoveries, 12 deaths; Doda has 1745 positive cases (including 59 cases reported today) with 1124 active positive cases, 601 recoveries (including 21 cases recovered today), 20 deaths; Poonch has 1380 positive cases (including 24 cases reported today) with 857 active positive, 514 recoveries (including 33 cases reported today), 09 deaths; Reasi has 766 positive cases (including 26 cases reported today) with 354 active positive, 407 recoveries and 05 deaths while Kishtwar has 881 positive cases (including 07 cases reported today) with 435 active positive cases and 441 recoveries (including 25 cases reported today) and 05 deaths.
According to the bulletin, of the total 65026 positive cases in J&K 8269 have been reported as travelers while 56757 as others.
The Bulletin said that the breakup represents districts from which the patients have been traced or are ordinarily residing.
According to the bulletin, 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.
Meanwhile, a 24×7 COVID Control Room have 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 on 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-tussive, bronchodilator, etc properties during the COVID-19 pandemic. The department so far has provided medicine to 9.46 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 rumours and pay no heed to them at the same time.