Jammu and Kashmir reports 808 new positive cases, 128332 recovered so far

Jammu : The Government on Friday informed that 808 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19),283 from Jammu division and 525 from Kashmir division, have been reported today, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 136470.Also 04 COVID-19 deaths have been reported, 02 from Jammu Division and 02 from Kashmir Division.

Moreover, 312 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 60 from Jammu Division and 252 from Kashmir Division.

According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 136470 positive cases, 6115 are Active Positive, 128332 have recovered and 2023have died; 747 in Jammu division and 1276 in Kashmir division.

The Bulletin further said that out of 6416947 test results available, 6280477 samples have been tested as negative till 09thApril, 2021.

Till date 1578135 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 60768 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 6115 in isolation and 124839in home surveillance. Besides, 1384390 persons have completed their surveillance period.

Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 31057 positive cases (including 299 cases reported today) with 2159 Active Positive, 28421recovered (including 167 cases recovered today), 477 deaths; Baramulla has 9540 positive cases (including 104 cases reported today)with 757Active Positive, 8600recovered (including 47 cases recovered today), 183 deaths; Budgam reported 8553 positive cases (including 36 cases reported today)with 373 active positive cases, 8058 recovered (including 18cases recovered today), 122 deaths; Pulwama has 6063 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today)with 134 Active Positive, 5837 recovered and 92 deaths; Kupwara has 5959 positive cases (including 22 cases reported today), 161 Active Positive, 5701recoveries (including 05 cases recovered today), 97 deaths; Anantnag district has 5328 positive cases (including 23 cases reported today)with 154 Active Positive, 5077 recovered (including 04 cases recovered today), 97 deaths; Bandipora has 4870 positive cases (including 11 cases reported today), with120Active Positive and 4687 recoveries, 63 deaths; Ganderbal has 4787 positive cases (including 07 cases reported today)with 73 Active Positive, 4665 recoveries (including 04 cases recovered today)and49deaths; Kulgam has 2998 positive cases (including 10 cases reported today)with 216 Active Positive, 2726 recoveries (including 07 cases recovered today)and 56 deaths while as Shopian has 2699 positive cases (including 08 cases reported today),59 active positive cases, 2600 recoveries and 40 deaths.

Similarly, Jammu has 26842 positive cases (including 164 cases reported today) with 1143 active positive cases, 25311recoveries (including 34 cases recovered today), 388 deaths; Udhampur has 4571 positive cases (including 28 cases reported today), 225active positive cases, 4288 recoveriesand58 deaths; Rajouri has 3946 positive cases (including 09 cases reported today)with 58 active positive, 3832 recoveries (including 01 cases recovered today)and 56 deaths; Doda has 3491 positive cases (including 09 cases reported today)with35 Active positive, 3392 recovered and 64 deaths; Kathua has 3475 positive cases (including 11 cases reported today), 113 active positive cases, 3309 recovered(including 13 cases recovered today) and 53 deaths; Kishtwar has 2787 positive cases(including 17 cases reported today)with 31 Active Positive, 2734 recoveriesand22 deaths; Samba has 2917 positive cases (including 09 cases reported today)with 68 active positive cases, 2808 recoveries and 41 deaths; Poonch has 2573 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today)with36active positive, 2511recoveriesand 26 deaths; Ramban has 2171 positive cases with 17 active positive cases, 2131 recoveries (including 12 cases recovered today)and 23 deaths while Reasi has 1843 positive (including 33 cases reported today)with 183 active positive cases, 1644 recoveries and 16 deaths.

According to the bulletin, among the total 136470 positive cases in J&K, 14507 have been reported as travelers while 121963 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 859 vacant beds and 129 ICU beds where 101 beds are vacant in Jammu division while there are 1570 COVID dedicated beds, 1484 Isolation beds where 1294 beds are vacant and 86 ICU beds where 73are vacant beds in Kashmir division. There are a total of 2661 COVID dedicated beds, 2446 Isolation beds with 2153 beds vacant and 215 ICU beds with 174vacant 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 15.61 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.