SRINAGAR: The Government on Wednesday informed that 812 new positive cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), 347 from Jammu division and 465 from the Kashmir division, have been reported today, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 134827. Also, 06 COVID-19 deaths have been reported, 04 from Jammu Division and 02 from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 254 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 62 from Jammu Division and 192 from Kashmir Division.
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), out of 134827 positive cases, 5035 are Active Positive, 127774 have recovered and 2018 have died; 745 in Jammu division and 1273 in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin further said that out of 6329888 test results available, 6195061 samples have been tested as negative till April 7, 2021.
Till date, 1566425 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 60002 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by the government, 5035 in isolation and 123282 in-home surveillance. Besides, 1376088 persons have completed their surveillance period.
Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 30409 positive cases (including 239 cases reported today) with 1817 Active Positive, 28115recovered (including 89 cases recovered today), 477 deaths; Baramulla has 9362 positive cases (including 78 cases reported today)with 665Active Positive, 8516recovered (including 40 cases recovered today), 181 deaths; Budgam reported 8493 positive cases (including 42 cases reported today)with 361 active positive cases, 8010 recovered (including 15cases recovered today), 122 deaths; Pulwama has 6050 positive cases (including 11 cases reported today)with 121 Active Positive, 5837 recovered and 92 deaths; Kupwara has 5906 positive cases (including 23 cases reported today), 113 Active Positive, 5696recoveries (including 30 cases recovered today), 97 deaths; Anantnag district has 5283 positive cases (including 27 cases reported today)with 19 Active Positive, 50628 recovered (including 06 cases recovered today), 96 deaths; Bandipora has 4841 positive cases (including 17 cases reported today), with94 Active Positive and 4684 recoveries, 63 deaths; Ganderbal has 4773 positive cases (including 11 cases reported today)with 70 Active Positive, 4654 recoveries (including 05 cases recovered today)and49deaths; Kulgam has 2970 positive cases (including 08 cases reported today)with 198 Active Positive, 2716 recoveries (including 02 cases recovered today) and 56 deaths while as Shopian has 2687 positive cases (including 09 cases reported today),47 active positive cases, 2600 recoveries (including 05 cases recovered today)and 40 deaths.
Similarly, Jammu has 26530 positive cases (including 138 cases reported today) with 874 active positive cases, 25270recoveries (including 42 cases recovered today), 386 deaths; Udhampur has 4508 positive cases (including 79 cases reported today), 162active positive cases, 4288 recoveries (including 07 cases recovered today)and58 deaths; Rajouri has 3928 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today)with 41 active positive, 3831 recoveries and 56 deaths; Doda has 3478 positive cases (including 07 cases reported today)with23 Active positive, 3391 recovered and 64 deaths; Kathua has 3444 positive cases (including 29 cases reported today), 109 active positive cases, 3282 recovered(including 10 cases recovered today) and 53 deaths; Kishtwar has 2766 positive cases (including 09 cases reported today)with 10 Active Positive, 2734 recoveriesand22 deaths; Samba has 2900 positive cases (including 11 cases reported today)with 51 active positive cases, 2808 recoveries and 41 deaths; Poonch has 2567 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today)with 30 active positive, 2511recoveries (including 03 cases recovered today)and 26 deaths; Ramban has 2169 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today) with 27 active positive cases, 2119 recoveries and 23 deaths while Reasi has 1763 positive (including 62 cases reported today)with 103 active positive cases, 1644 recoveries and 16 deaths.
According to the bulletin, among the total 134827 positive cases in J&K, 14201 have been reported as travelers while 120626 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 959 vacant beds and 129 ICU beds where 99 beds are vacant in Jammu division while there are 1570 COVID dedicated beds, 1484 Isolation beds where 1276 beds are vacant and 86 ICU beds where 70are vacant beds in Kashmir division. There are a total of 2661 COVID dedicated beds, 2446 Isolation beds with 2235 beds vacant and 215 ICU beds with 169vacant 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 15.51 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.