The Government on Thursday informed that 85 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 16from Jammu division and 69 from Kashmir division, have been reported today, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 126286.Also 01 COVID-19 death has been reported from Kashmir Division.Moreover, 101 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 25 from Jammu Division and 76 from Kashmir Division.According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 126286 positive cases, 803 are Active Positive, 123527 have recovered and 1956 have died; 725 in Jammu division and 1231 in Kashmir division.The Bulletin further said that out of 5147460test results available, 5021174 samples have been tested as negative till 26thFebruary, 2021.Till date 1298407 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 34061 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 803 in isolation and 108470 in home surveillance. Besides, 1153117 persons have completed their surveillance period.Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 26947 positive cases (including 47 cases reported today) with 344 Active Positive, 26142 recovered (including 43 cases recovered today), 461 deaths; Baramulla has 8245 positive cases (including 08 cases reported today)with 79Active Positive, 7991 recovered (including 05 cases recovered today), 175 deaths; Budgam reported 7877 positive cases (including 01 cases reported today)with 37 active positive cases, 7720 recovered (including 05cases recovered today), 120 deaths; Pulwama has 5852 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today)with 44 Active Positive, 5718 recoveredand 90 deaths; Kupwara has 5683 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today),12 Active Positive, 5575 recoveries, 96 deaths; Anantnag district has 5008 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today)with 37 Active Positive, 4885 recovered (including 06 cases recovered today), 86 deaths; Bandipora has 4716 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today)with18 Active Positive and 4636 recoveries (including 01 cases recovered today) , 62 deaths; Ganderbal has 4668 positive cases (including 01 cases reported today)with 15 Active Positive, 4606 recoveries(including 07 cases recovered today)and47deaths; Kulgam has 2727 positive cases with 15 Active Positive, 2658 recoveries (including 02 cases recovered today)and 54 deaths while as Shopian has 2605 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today)18 active positive cases, 2547 recoveries (including 07 cases recovered today)and 40 deaths.
Similarly, Jammu has 25206 positive cases (including 12 cases reported today) with 99 active positive cases, 24734 recoveries (including 18 cases recovered today), 373 deaths; Udhampur has 4302 positive cases (including 01 cases reported today)59active positive cases, 4186 recoveriesand57 deaths; Rajouri has 3876 positive cases with 03 active positive, 3818 recoveries and 55 deaths; Doda has 3437 positive caseswith01 Active positive, 3372 recovered and 64 deaths; Kathua has 3259 positive cases (including 01 cases reported today)with 03 active positive cases, 3203 recovered and 53 deaths; Kishtwar has 2738 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today)with 05 Active Positive, 2711 recoveries and22 deaths; Samba has 2839 positive cases with 07 active positive cases, 2792 recoveries and 40 deaths; Poonch has 2520 positive caseswith07active positive, 2489recoveriesand 24 deaths; Ramban has 2135 positive caseswith00 active positive cases, 2114 recoveries and 21 deaths while Reasi has 1646 positive with 00 active positive cases, 1630 recoveries and 16 deaths.According to the bulletin, among the total 126286 positive cases in J&K, 12271 have been reported as travelers while 114015 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 958 vacant beds and 129 ICU beds where 123 beds are vacant in Jammu division while there are 1570 COVID dedicated beds, 1484 Isolation beds where 1417 beds are vacant and 86 ICU beds where 76are vacant beds in Kashmir division. There are a total of 2661 COVID dedicated beds, 2446 Isolation beds with 2375 beds vacant and 215 ICU beds with 199 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 13.68 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.