Jammu: The Government on Sunday informed that382 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 184 from Jammu division and 198 from Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 116008. Also 06 COVID-19 deaths have been reported; 03 from Jammu division and 03 from Kashmir Division.
Moreover,505 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 267 from Jammu Division and 238 from Kashmir Division.
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 116008 positive cases, 4702 are Active Positive, 109507 have recovered and 1799 have died; 648 in Jammu division and 1151 in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin further said that out of 3345171 test results available, 3229163 samples have been tested as negative till December13, 2020.
Till date 829181 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 22655 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 4702 in isolation and 27759 in home surveillance. Besides, 772266 persons have completed their surveillance period.
Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 24259 positive cases (including 98cases reported today) with 1138 Active Positive, 22688 recovered (including 87 cases recovered today), 433 deaths; Baramulla has 7737 positive cases (including 20 cases reported today) with 213 Active Positive, 7355 recovered (including 14 cases recovered today), 169deaths; Pulwama reported 5294 positive cases (including 18 case reported today) with 173 active positive cases, 5033 recovered (including 19 cases recovered today), 88 deaths; Kulgam has 2627 positive cases (including 03 case reported today) with 67 Active Positive, 2508 recoveries (including 02 cases recovered today), 52 deaths; Shopian has 2431 positive cases (including 17 case reported today) with 108 Active Positive, 2286 recovered and 37 deaths; Anantnag district has 4659positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) with 105 Active Positive, 4472 recovered (including 21cases recovered today), 82 deaths; Budgam has 7311 positive cases (including 21 cases reported today) with 300 Active Positive and 6906 recovered (including 25 cases recovered today), 105 deaths; Kupwara has 5367 positive cases (including 06 cases reported today) with 180 Active Positive, 5099 recovered (including 11cases recovered today), 88 deaths; Bandipora has 4537 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today) with 107 Active Positive, 4373 recovered (including 06 cases recovered today), 57 deaths and Ganderbal has 4352 positive cases (including 09 cases reported today) with 121 active positive cases, 4191recoveries (including 53 cases recovered today)and 40 deaths.
Similarly, Jammu has 22170positive cases (including 98 cases reported today) with 776 active positive cases, 21064 recoveries (including 110 cases recovered today), 330 deaths; Rajouri has 3702 positive cases (including 14 cases reported today) with 239 active positive cases, 3410 recovered (including 11 cases recovered today), 53 deaths; Ramban has 2031 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today) with 70 active positive, 1940 recoveries(including 22 cases reported today) and 21 deaths; Kathua has 3017 positive cases (including 22 cases reported today) with 118 Active positive, 2854 recovered (including 24 cases recovered today), 45 deaths; Udhampur has 3949 positive cases (including 14 cases reported today) with 321 active positive cases, 3575 recovered (including 73 cases recovered today) and 53 deaths; Samba has 2623 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today) with 213 Active Positive, 2376 recoveriesand 34 deaths; Doda has 3296 positive cases (including 13 cases reported today) with 162 active positive cases, 3076 recoveries (including 13 cases recovered today), 58 deaths; Poonch has 2420 positive cases (including 01cases reported today) with 30 active positive, 2368 recoveries (including 07 cases recovered today), 22 deaths; Reasi has 1562 positive cases with 105 active positive, 1446recoveries and 11 deaths while Kishtwar has 2664 positive cases (including 08 cases reported today) with 156 active positive cases and 2487 recoveries (including 07 cases recovered today) and 21 deaths.
According to the bulletin, among the total 116008 positive cases in J&K, 11009 have been reported as travelers while 104999 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 1321 COVID dedicated beds, 1185 Isolation beds with 998 vacant beds and 136 ICU beds where 81 beds are vacant in Jammu division while there are 2345 COVID dedicated beds, 2197 Isolation beds where 1866 beds are vacant and 148 ICU beds where 121 are vacant beds in Kashmir division. There are total of 3666 COVID dedicated beds, 3382 Isolation beds with 2864 beds vacant and 284 ICU beds with 202 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 e-sanjeevani 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 11.66 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.