The Government on Wednesday informed that 452 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 258 from Jammu division and 194 from Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 111130. Also 06 COVID-19 deaths have been reported; 03 from Jammu division and 03 from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 403 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 168 from Jammu Division and 235 from Kashmir Division.
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 111130 positive cases, 4951 are Active Positive, 104471 have recovered and 1708 have died; 598 in Jammu division and 1110 in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin further said that out of 3064139 test results available, 2953009 samples have been tested as negative till November 02, 2020.
Till date 793131 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 20088 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 4951 in isolation and 33959 in home surveillance. Besides, 732425 persons have completed their surveillance period.
Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 23257 positive cases (including 81cases reported today) with 1113 Active Positive, 21725 recovered (including 85 cases recovered today), 419 deaths; Baramulla has 7498 positive cases (including 25 cases reported today) with 254 Active Positive, 7081 recovered (including 53 cases recovered today), 163deaths; Pulwama reported 5127 positive cases (including 09 case reported today) with 144 active positive cases, 4897 recovered (including 11 cases recovered today), 86 deaths; Kulgam has 2599 positive cases (including 03 case reported today) with 56 Active Positive, 2492 recoveries (including 02 cases recovered today), 51 deaths; Shopian has 2353 positive cases (including 00 case reported today) with 71 Active Positive, 2245 recovered (including 08 cases recovered today) and 37 deaths; Anantnag district has 4571positive cases (including 08 cases reported today) with 126 Active Positive, 4366 recovered (including 04cases recovered today), 79 deaths; Budgam has 6961 positive cases (including 21 cases reported today) with 245 Active Positive and 6615 recovered (including 24 cases recovered today), 101 deaths; Kupwara has 5224 positive cases (including 16 cases reported today) with 225 Active Positive, 4915 recovered (including 13 cases recovered today), 84 deaths; Bandipora has 4445 positive cases (including 14 cases reported today) with 127 Active Positive, 4267 recovered (including 18 cases recovered today), 51 deaths and Ganderbal has 4231 positive cases (including 17 cases reported today) with 188 active positive cases, 4004recoveries (including 17 cases recovered today)and 39 deaths.
Similarly, Jammu has20899 positive cases (including 127 cases reported today) with 759 active positive cases, 19836 recoveries (including 58 cases recovered today), 304 deaths; Rajouri has 3527 positive cases (including 15 cases reported today) with 173 active positive cases, 3304 recovered (including 09 cases recovered today), 50 deaths; Ramban has 1941 positive cases (including 07 cases reported today) with 98 active positive, 1825 recoveries (including 01 cases recovered today) and 18 deaths; Kathua has 2834 positive cases (including 14 cases reported today) with 114 Active positive, 2681 recovered (including 12 cases recovered today), 39 deaths; Udhampur has 3644 positive cases (including 54 cases reported today) with 420 active positive cases, 3174 recovered (including 20 cases recovered today) and 50 deaths; Samba has 2495 positive cases (including 08 cases reported today) with 224 Active Positive, 2239 recoveries and 32 deaths; Doda has 3139 positive cases (including 15 cases reported today) with 213 active positive cases, 2870 recoveries (including 29 cases recovered today), 56 deaths; Poonch has 2397 positive cases (including 03cases reported today) with 56 active positive, 2319 recoveries (including 06 cases recovered today), 22 deaths; Reasi has 1478 positive cases with 107 active positive, 1362 recoveries and 09 deaths while Kishtwar has 2510 positive cases (including 10 cases reported today) with 238 active positive cases and 2254 recoveries (including 33 cases recovered today) and 18 deaths.
According to the bulletin, among the total 111130 positive cases in J&K, 10790 have been reported as travelers while 100340 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 1306 COVID dedicated beds, 1170 Isolation beds with 987 vacant beds and 136 ICU beds where 76 beds are vacant in Jammu division while there are 2345 COVID dedicated beds, 2197 Isolation beds where 1824 beds are vacant and 148 ICU beds where 122 are vacant beds in Kashmir division. There are total of 3651 COVID dedicated beds, 3367 Isolation beds with 2811 beds vacant and 284 ICU beds with 198 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 11.41 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 rumours and pay no heed to them at the same time.