The Government on Monday informed that 364 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 147 from Jammu division and 217 from Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 92225. Also 06 COVID-19 deaths have been reported; 02 from Jammu division and 04 from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 627 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 229 from Jammu Division and 398 from Kashmir Division.
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 92225 positive cases, 7296 are Active Positive, 83485 have recovered and 1444 have died; 480 in Jammu division and 964 in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin further said that out of 2194292 test results available, 2102067 samples have been tested as negative till October 26, 2020.
Till date 642510 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 18198 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 7296 in isolation and 46825 in home surveillance. Besides, 568747 persons have completed their surveillance period.
Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 18729 positive cases (including 76 cases reported today) with 1645 Active Positive, 16738 recovered (including 175 cases recovered today), 346 deaths; Baramulla has 5675 positive cases (including 56 cases reported today) with 1414 Active Positive, 4118 recovered (including 69 cases recovered today), 143 deaths; Pulwama reported 4573 positive cases (including 15 cases reported today) with 243 active positive cases, 4250 recovered (including 10 cases recovered today), 80 deaths; Kulgam has 2460 positive cases (including 01 case reported today) with 104 Active Positive, 2310 recoveries (including 05 case recovered today), 46 deaths; Shopian has 2177 positive cases (including 06 cases reported today) with 88 Active Positive, 2054 recovered (including 03 cases recovered today) and 35 deaths; Anantnag district has 4183 positive cases (including 07 cases reported today) with 338 Active Positive, 3771 recovered (including 28 cases recovered today), 74 deaths; Budgam has 5877 positive cases (including 13 cases reported today) with 327 Active Positive and 5458 recovered (including 53 cases recovered today), 92 deaths; Kupwara has 4311 positive cases (including 25 cases reported today) with 400 Active Positive, 3840 recovered (including 19 cases recovered today), 71 deaths; Bandipora has 3981 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today) with 269 Active Positive, 3667 recovered (including 13 cases recovered today), 45 deaths and Ganderbal has 3440 positive cases (including 13 cases reported today) with 194 active positive cases, 3214 recoveries (including 23 cases recovered today) and 32 deaths.
Similarly, Jammu has 17013 positive cases (including 108 cases reported today) with 890 active positive cases, 15874 recoveries (including 132 cases recovered today), 249 deaths; Rajouri has 3172 positive cases with 126 active positive cases, 3000 recovered (including 42 cases recovered today), 46 deaths; Ramban has 1563 positive cases (including 07 cases reported today) with 66 active positive, 1484 recoveries and 13 deaths; Kathua has 2387 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today) with 45 Active positive, 2312 recovered (including 03 cases recovered today), 30 deaths; Udhampur has 2637 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today) with 105 active positive cases, 2503 recovered (including 11 cases recovered today) and 29 deaths; Samba has 2135 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) with 372 Active Positive, 1738 recoveries and 25 deaths; Doda has 2615 positive cases (including 06 cases reported today) with 155 active positive cases, 2415 recoveries (including 21 cases recovered today), 45 deaths; Poonch has 2219 positive cases (including 10 cases reported today) with 267 active positive, 1930 recoveries (including 20 cases reported today), 22 deaths; Reasi has 1229 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today) with 75 active positive, 1147 recoveries and 07 deaths while Kishtwar has 1849 positive cases with 173 active positive cases and 1662 recoveries and 14 deaths.
According to the bulletin, of the total 92225 positive cases in J&K 9620 have been reported as travelers while 82605 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 1064 vacant beds and 136 ICU beds where 101 beds are vacant in Jammu division while there are 2345 COVID dedicated beds, 2197 Isolation beds where 1718 beds are vacant and 148 ICU beds where 120 are vacant beds in Kashmir division. There are a total of 3651 COVID dedicated beds, 3367 Isolation beds with 2782 beds vacant and 284 ICU beds with 221 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, 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 10.40 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.