Jammu: The Government on Wednesday informed that 507 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 181 from Jammu division and 326 from Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 100351. Also 09 COVID-19 deaths have been reported; 04 from Jammu division and 05 from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 433 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 103 from Jammu Division and 330 from Kashmir Division.
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 100351 positive cases, 5480 are Active Positive, 93313 have recovered and 1558 have died; 524 in Jammu division and 1034 in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin further said that out of 2551946 test results available, 2451595 samples have been tested as negative till November 11, 2020.
Till date 701640 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 16989 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 5480 in isolation and 41849 in home surveillance. Besides, 635764 persons have completed their surveillance period.
Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 20845 positive cases (including 140 cases reported today) with 1424 Active Positive, 19036 recovered (including 119 cases recovered today), 385 deaths; Baramulla has 6594 positive cases (including 40 cases reported today) with 752 Active Positive, 5689 recovered (including 96 cases recovered today), 153 deaths; Pulwama reported 4804 positive cases (including 11 cases reported today) with 132 active positive cases, 4588 recovered (including 23 cases recovered today), 84 deaths; Kulgam has 2533 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today) with 85 Active Positive, 2400 recoveries (including 04 cases recovered today), 48 deaths; Shopian has 2266 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) with 89 Active Positive, 2142 recovered (including 02 cases recovered today) and 35 deaths; Anantnag district has 4359 positive cases (including 14 cases reported today) with 190 Active Positive, 4094 recovered (including 05 cases recovered today), 75 deaths; Budgam has 6345 positive cases (including 31 cases reported today) with 307 Active Positive and 5943 recoveries (including 25 cases recovered today), 95 deaths; Kupwara has 4734 positive cases (including 32 cases reported today) with 443 Active Positive, 4215 recoveries (including 12 cases recovered today), 76 deaths; Bandipora has 4175 positive cases (including 08 cases reported today) with 157 Active Positive, 3970 recovered (including 16 cases recovered today), 48 deaths and Ganderbal has 3847 positive cases (including 44 cases reported today) with 300 active positive cases, 3512 recoveries (including 28 cases recovered today)and 35 deaths.
Similarly, Jammu has 18656 positive cases (including 94 cases reported today) with 685 active positive cases, 17698 recoveries (including 29 cases recovered today), 273 deaths; Rajouri has 3282 positive cases (including 08 cases reported today) with 90 active positive cases, 3144 recovered (including 05 cases recovered today), 48 deaths; Ramban has 1702 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today) with 100 active positive, 1584 recoveries (including 02 cases recovered today) and 18 deaths; Kathua has 2551 positive cases (including 12 cases reported today) with 66 Active positive, 2452 recovered (including 07 cases recovered today), 33 deaths; Udhampur has 2907 positive cases (including 20 cases reported today) with 207 active positive cases, 2667 recovered (including 09 cases recovered today) and 33 deaths; Samba has 2239 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today) with 74 Active Positive, 2140 recoveries and 25 deaths; Doda has 2755 positive cases (including 13 cases reported today) with 105 active positive cases, 2601 recoveries (including 07 cases recovered today), 49 deaths; Poonch has 2320 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today) with 70 active positive, 2228 recoveries (including 05 cases reported today), 22 deaths; Reasi has 1343 positive cases including 4 cases reported today, 68 active positive, 1267 recoveries and 08 deaths while Kishtwar has 2094 positive cases (including 19 cases reported today) with 136 active positive cases and 1943 recoveries (including 39 cases recovered today) and 15 deaths.
According to the bulletin, among the total 100351 positive cases in J&K, 10140 have been reported as travelers while 90211 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 1306 COVID dedicated beds, 1170 Isolation beds with 1053 vacant beds and 136 ICU beds where 91 beds are vacant in Jammu division while there are 2345 COVID dedicated beds, 2197 Isolation beds where 1726 beds are vacant and 148 ICU beds where 120 are vacant beds in Kashmir division. There are a total of 3651 COVID dedicated beds, 3367 Isolation beds with 2779 beds vacant and 284 ICU beds with 211 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 10.84 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.