The Government on Wednesday informed that 109 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 45 from Jammu division and 64 from Kashmir division, have been reported today, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 123647. Also no COVID-19 death has been reported from any part of Jammu and Kashmir.
Moreover, 113 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 56 from Jammu Division and 57 from Kashmir Division.According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 123647 positive cases, 1099 are Active Positive, 120625 have recovered and 1923 have died; 716 in Jammu division and 1207 in Kashmir division.The Bulletin further said that out of 4319042 test results available, 4195395 samples have been tested as negative till 20th January, 2021.Till date 1043766 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 34849 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 1099 in isolation and 70170 in home surveillance. Besides, 935725 persons have completed their surveillance period.Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 25903 positive cases (including 36 cases reported today) with 253 Active Positive, 25197 recovered (including 22 cases recovered today), 453 deaths; Baramulla has 8072 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today) with 56 Active Positive, 7843 recovered (including 07 cases recovered today), 173 deaths; Budgam reported 7729 positive cases (including 07 cases reported today) with 52 active positive cases, 7562 recovered (including 07 cases recovered today), 115 deaths; Pulwama has 5678 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today) with 67 Active Positive, 5523 recovered (including 06 cases recovered today)and 88 deaths; Kupwara has 5631 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today) with 58 Active Positive, 5479 recoveries (including 06 cases recovered today), 94 deaths; Anantnag district has 4858 positive cases (including 06 cases reported today)with 53 Active Positive, 4721 recovered (including 03 cases recovered today), 84 deaths; Bandipora has 4682 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today)with28 Active Positive and 4593 recoveries (including 02 cases recovered today), 61 deaths; Ganderbal has 4578 positive cases with 73 Active Positive, 4459 recoveries and 46 deaths; Kulgam has 2685 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today)with 38 Active Positive, 2593 recoveries (including 04 cases recovered today)and 54 deaths while as Shopian has 2554 positive cases (including 01case reported today)with36 active positive cases, 2479 recoveries and 39 deaths.
Similarly, Jammu has 24743 positive cases (including 38 cases reported today) with 191 active positive cases, 24185 recoveries (including 18 cases recovered today), 367 deaths; Udhampur has 4186 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today)37 active positive cases, 4092 recovered (including 34 cases recovered today)and 57 deaths; Rajouri has 3864 positive cases (including 01 case reported today)with 07 active positive, 3802 recoveries and 55 deaths; Doda has 3427 positive cases (including 01 case reported today)with 07 Active positive, 3356 recovered (including 03 cases recovered today)and 64 deaths; Kathua has 3249 positive cases with 02 active positive cases, 3196 recovered (including 01case recovered today) and 51 deaths; Kishtwar has 2730 positive cases with 01 Active Positive, 2707 recoveries;22 deaths; Samba has 2826 positive cases (including 01 cases reported today)with 88 active positive cases, 2698 recoveries and 40 deaths; Poonch has 2485 positive cases (including 01case reported today)with 30 active positive, 2431 recoveries and 24 deaths; Ramban has 2130 positive cases with 13 active positive, 2096 recoveries and 21 deaths while Reasi has 1637 positive (including 01 case reported today)with 09 active positive cases, 1613 recoveries and 15 deaths.According to the bulletin, among the total 123647 positive cases in J&K, 11488 have been reported as travelers while 112159 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 1159 vacant beds and 136 ICU beds where 115 beds are vacant in Jammu division while there are 2345 COVID dedicated beds, 2197 Isolation beds where 2098 beds are vacant and 148 ICU beds where 135are vacant beds in Kashmir division. There are a total of 3666 COVID dedicated beds, 3382 Isolation beds with 3257 beds vacant and 284 ICU beds with 250 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 esanjeevani OPD app from google play store.Besides, 24x7 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 24x7 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 24x7 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 12.68 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.