Jammu and Kashmir reports 599 new positive cases, 290284 recovered so far

Jammu: The Government on Monday informed that 599 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 161 from Jammu division and 438 from Kashmir division, have been reported today, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 308011 . Also, 09 COVID-19 deaths have been reported,04 from Jammu Division and 05 from Kashmir Division.

Moreover, 2139 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 729 from Jammu Division and 1410 from Kashmir Division.

01 new confirmed case of mucormycosis has been reported today, bringing the cumulative no of confirmed cases to 20 in the UT of J&K.

Besides this, 76.47 percent of population above the age of 45 years has been vaccinated across the Jammu and Kashmir.

According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 308011 positive cases, 13532 are Active Positive, 290284 have recovered and 4195 have died; 2041 in Jammu division and 2154 in Kashmir division.

The Bulletin further said that out of 9214386 test results available, 8906375 samples have been tested as negative till 14th June, 2021.

Till date 2244233 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 59714 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 13532 in isolation and 151511 in home surveillance. Besides, 2015281 persons have completed their surveillance period.

Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 68389 positive cases (including 161 cases reported today) with 2039 Active Positive, 65535 recovered (including 315 cases recovered today), 815 deaths; Baramulla has 22726 positive cases (including 38 cases reported today)with 1045 Active Positive, 21408 recovered (including 354 cases recovered today), 273 deaths; Budgam reported 21889 positive cases (including 60 cases reported today)with 1000 active positive cases, 20690 recovered (including 128 cases recovered today), 199 deaths; Pulwama has 14451 positive cases (including 37 cases reported today)with 1262 Active Positive, 13008 recovered (including 41 cases recovered today)and 181 deaths; Kupwara has 13324 positive cases (including 62 cases reported today), 832 Active Positive, 12338 recoveries (including 93 cases recovered today), 154 deaths; Anantnag district has 15555 positive cases (including 33 cases reported today)with 886 Active Positive, 14476 recovered (including 119 cases recovered today), 193 deaths; Bandipora has 9008 positive cases (including 19 cases reported today), with 332 Active Positive and 8578 recoveries (including 83 cases recovered today), 98 deaths; Ganderbal has 9294 positive cases (including 07 cases reported today) with 390 Active Positive, 8830 recoveries (including 74 cases recovered today) and 74 deaths; Kulgam has 10719 positive cases (including 17 cases reported today)with 553 Active Positive, 10057 recoveries (including 164 cases recovered today) and 109 deaths while as Shopian has 5503 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today), 219 active positive cases, 5226 recoveries (including 39 cases recovered today) and 58 deaths.

Similarly, Jammu has 52025 positive cases (including 22 cases reported today) with 1607 active positive cases, 49301 recoveries (including 266 cases recovered today), 1117 deaths; Udhampur has 11001 positive cases (including 13 cases reported today), 228 active positive cases, 10642 recoveries (including 34 cases recovered today)and131deaths; Rajouri has 10407 positive cases (including 33 cases reported today)with 454active positive, 9749 recoveries (including 98 cases recovered today)and 204deaths; Doda has 6404 positive cases (including 27 cases reported today)with910 Active positive, 5396 recovered (including 110 cases recovered today)and 98 deaths; Kathua has 9070 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today), 115 active positive cases, 8806 recovered(including 18 cases recovered today) and 149deaths; Kishtwar has 4252 positive cases (including 10 cases reported today)with 148 Active Positive, 4065 recoveries (including 29 cases recovered today)and 39 deaths; Samba has 7003 positive cases (including 11 cases reported today)with 264 active positive cases, 6621recoveries (including 41 cases recovered today)and 118 deaths; Poonch has 5858 positive cases (including 15 cases reported today)with 740 active positive, 5032 recoveries (including 122 cases recovered today) and 86 deaths; Ramban has 5612 positive cases (including 08 cases reported today)with353 active positive cases, 5201 recoveries and 58 deaths while Reasi has 5521 positive (including 17 cases reported today)with 155 active positive cases, 5325 recoveries (including11 cases recovered today)and 41 deaths.

According to the bulletin, among the total 308011 positive cases in J&K, 21871 have been reported as travellers while 286140 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 2753 COVID dedicated beds, 2337 Isolation beds with 2086 vacant beds and 416 ICU beds where 330 beds are vacant in Jammu division while there are 3353 COVID dedicated beds, 3074 Isolation beds where 2311 beds are vacant and 279 ICU beds where 223are vacant beds in Kashmir division. There are a total of 6106 COVID dedicated beds, 5411 Isolation beds with 4397 beds vacant and 695 ICU beds with 553 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 allnecessary 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 e-sanjeevani OPD app from google play store.

To ensure public convenience and avoid chaos & panic crowding at tertiary care hospitals, COVID-19 Triage Facility has been started in Jammu at (i) Chest Disease Hospital, Jammu (opposite GMC Hospital Complex, Jammu, Triage CD Hospital Jammu Contact No.-9541925371, 0191-2561000), (ii) Govt Hospital Gandhinagar (Old Block) Contact No.0191-2459300 and in Srinagar at (i) National Institute of Technology Campus, Hazratbal, Srinagar, Contact No. 9419006991& (ii) SKIMS-JVC Bemina, Contact No. 7006617821, that shall act as “first arrival point” for screening of any COVID +ve patient intending to get admitted in Govt. Medical College Jammu/ Srinagar & Associated Hospitals, SKIMS Soura and other identified dedicated COVID Hospitals under Directorate of Health Services Jammu/ Kashmir.

For COVID +ve cases in periphery areas and districts other than Jammu/ Srinagar, the triage point shall be the concerned District Hospital / New GMCs (Doda/ Kathua/ Rajouri/ Baramulla/ Anantnag). Admission of such patients from these districts to GMC Jammu/ Srinagar, SKIMS Soura etc shall be strictly on referral basis only.

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 dialling 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 19.49 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.