Jammu : The Government on Monday informed that 991 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19),499 from Jammu division and 492 from Kashmir division, have been reported today, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 139381.
Moreover, 418 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 43 from Jammu Division and 375 from Kashmir Division.
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 139381 positive cases, 7908 are Active Positive, 129439 have recovered and 2034have died; 752 in Jammu division and 1282 in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin further said that out of 6536949test results available, 6397568 samples have been tested as negative till 12thApril, 2021.
Till date 1617669 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 64789 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 7908 in isolation and 131003in home surveillance. Besides, 1411935 persons have completed their surveillance period.
Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 32215 positive cases (including 303 cases reported today) with 2833 Active Positive, 28902recovered (including 180 cases recovered today), 480 deaths; Baramulla has 9797 positive cases (including 53 cases reported today)with 805Active Positive, 8809recovered (including 85 cases recovered today), 183 deaths; Budgam reported 8636 positive cases (including 31 cases reported today)with 376 active positive cases, 8137 recovered (including 37cases recovered today), 123 deaths; Pulwama has 6139 positive cases (including 30 cases reported today)with 193 Active Positive, 5854 recovered (including 12 cases recovered today)and 92 deaths; Kupwara has 6033 positive cases (including 22 cases reported today), 212 Active Positive, 5723recoveries, 98 deaths; Anantnag district has 5410 positive cases (including 25 cases reported today)with 211 Active Positive, 5101 recovered (including 11 cases recovered today), 98 deaths; Bandipora has 4889 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today), with115Active Positive and 4711 recoveries (including 14 cases recovered today), 63 deaths; Ganderbal has 4810 positive cases (including 12 cases reported today)with 80 Active Positive, 4681 recoveries (including 12 cases recovered today)and49deaths; Kulgam has 3031 positive cases (including 10 cases reported today)with 225 Active Positive, 2750 recoveries (including 20 cases recovered today)and 56 deaths while as Shopian has 2719 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today),70 active positive cases, 2609 recoveries (including 04 cases recovered today)and 40 deaths.
Similarly, Jammu has 27398 positive cases (including 181 cases reported today) with 1582 active positive cases, 25425recoveries (including 29 cases recovered today), 391 deaths; Udhampur has 4751 positive cases (including 160 cases reported today), 384active positive cases, 4309 recoveries (including 01 cases recovered today)and58 deaths; Rajouri has 3953 positive cases (including 01 cases reported today)with 61 active positive, 3836 recoveries (including 02 cases recovered today)and 56 deaths; Doda has 3501 positive caseswith45 Active positive, 3392 recovered and 64 deaths; Kathua has 3561 positive cases (including 55 cases reported today), 161 active positive cases, 3347 recovered(including 07 cases recovered today) and 53 deaths; Kishtwar has 2787 positive cases with 31 Active Positive, 2734recoveriesand22 deaths; Samba has 2943 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today)with 82 active positive cases, 2818 recoveries and 43 deaths; Poonch has 2583 positive caseswith39active positive, 2518recoveries (including 04 cases recovered today)and 26 deaths; Ramban has 2179 positive cases (including 01 cases reported today)with17 active positive cases, 2139 recoveriesand 23 deaths while Reasi has 2046 positive (including 97 cases reported today)with 386 active positive cases, 1644 recoveries and 16 deaths.
According to the bulletin, among the total 139381 positive cases in J&K, 15222 have been reported as travelers while 124159 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 834 vacant beds and 129 ICU beds where 92 beds are vacant in Jammu division while there are 1570 COVID dedicated beds, 1484 Isolation beds where 1292 beds are vacant and 86 ICU beds where 74are vacant beds in Kashmir division. There are a total of 2661 COVID dedicated beds, 2446 Isolation beds with 2126 beds vacant and 215 ICU beds with 166vacant 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.