The Government on Thursday informed that 60 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 18 from Jammu division and 42 from Kashmir division, have been reported today, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 124719. Also 02COVID-19 deaths have been reported from Kashmir Division.Moreover, 75 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 13 from Jammu Division and 62 from Kashmir Division.According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 124719 positive cases, 652 are Active Positive, 122124 have recovered and 1943 have died; 722 in Jammu division and 1221 in Kashmir division.The Bulletin further said that out of 4621705 test results available, 4496986 samples have been tested as negative till 04thFebruary, 2021.Till date 1148890 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 34155 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 652 in isolation and 101114 in home surveillance. Besides, 1011026 persons have completed their surveillance period.Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 26284 positive cases (including 22 cases reported today) with 204 Active Positive, 25622 recovered (including 33 cases recovered today), 458 deaths; Baramulla has 8127 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today) with 43 Active Positive, 7910 recovered (including 01 case recovered today), 174 deaths; Budgam reported 7780 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today)with 31 active positive cases, 7631 recovered (including 02 cases recovered today), 118 deaths; Pulwama has 5735 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today)with 45 Active Positive, 5602 recovered (including 08 cases recovered today)and 88 deaths;Kupwara has 5663 positive cases with 23 Active Positive, 5544 recoveries (including 03 cases recovered today), 96 deaths; Anantnag district has 4918 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today)with 50 Active Positive, 4782 recovered(including 07 cases recovered today), 86 deaths; Bandipora has 4695 positive caseswith18 Active Positive and 4616 recoveries (including 02 cases recovered today), 61 deaths; Ganderbal has 4639 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today)with 62 Active Positive, 4531 recoveries (including 02 cases recovered today) and46 deaths; Kulgam has 2698 positive cases (including 01 cases reported today)with 24 Active Positive, 2620 recoveries (including 02 cases recovered today)and 54 deaths while as Shopian has 2573 positive caseswith23 active positive cases, 2508 recoveries (including 02 cases recovered today)and 40 deaths.
Similarly, Jammu has 24996 positive cases (including 08 cases reported today) with 48 active positive cases, 24577 recoveries (including 12 cases recovered today), 371 deaths; Udhampur has 4210 positive cases25active positive cases, 4128 and 57 deaths; Rajouri has 3868 positive cases with 01 active positive, 3812 recoveries and 55 deaths; Doda has 3432 positive caseswith04 Active positive, 3364 recovered and 64 deaths; Kathua has 3254 positive cases with 02 active positive cases, 3199 recovered and 53 deaths; Kishtwar has 2732 positive cases with 01 Active Positive, 2709 recoveries;22 deaths; Samba has 2832 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today)with 11 active positive cases, 2781 recoveries and 40 deaths; Poonch has 2503 positive cases (including 01 case reported today)with 25 active positive, 2454recoveriesand 24 deaths; Ramban has 2135 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today)with04 active positive, 2110 recoveries (including 01 case recovered today)and 21 deaths while Reasi has 1645 positive (including 07 cases reported today )with 08 active positive cases, 1622 recoveries and 15 deaths.According to the bulletin, among the total 124719 positive cases in J&K, 11733 have been reported as travelers while 112986 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 1180 vacant beds and 136 ICU beds where 124 beds are vacant in Jammu division while there are 2345 COVID dedicated beds, 2197 Isolation beds where 2140 beds are vacant and 148 ICU beds where 134are vacant beds in Kashmir division. There are a total of 3666 COVID dedicated beds, 3382 Isolation beds with 3320 beds vacant and 284 ICU beds with 258 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 12.98 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.