JAMMU, MAY 20: The Government on Thursday informed that4169 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19) 1518 from Jammu division and 2651from Kashmir division, have been reported today, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 260057.Also 67 COVID-19 deaths have been reported,41 from Jammu Division and 26 from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 4042 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 1533 from Jammu Division and 2509 from Kashmir Division.
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 260057 positive cases, 50554 are Active Positive, 206081 have recovered and 3422have died; 1612in Jammu division and 1810 in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin further said that out of 8092877test results available, 7832820 samples have been tested as negative till 20thMay, 2021.
Till date 1999215 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 74131 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 50554 in isolation and 130671in home surveillance. Besides, 1740437 persons have completed their surveillance period.
Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 60540 positive cases (including 674 cases reported today) with 6953 Active Positive, 52872recovered (including 1043cases recovered today), 715 deaths; Baramulla has 19056 positive cases (including 333 cases reported today)with 2971Active Positive, 15855recovered (including 146 cases recovered today), 230 deaths; Budgam reported 17656 positive cases (including393 cases reported today)with 4376 active positive cases, 13119 recovered (including 314cases recovered today), 161 deaths; Pulwama has 11372 positive cases (including 187 cases reported today)with2536Active Positive, 8689recovered (including 76 cases recovered today)and 147 deaths; Kupwara has 10012 positive cases (including 206 cases reported today), 1840 Active Positive, 8042recoveries (including 127 cases recovered today), 130 deaths; Anantnag district has 12947 positive cases (including 255 cases reported today)with 4336 Active Positive, 8018recovered (including 203 cases recovered today), 143 deaths; Bandipora has 7552 positive cases (including215 cases reported today), with1142Active Positive and 6328 recoveries (including 86cases recovered today),82 deaths; Ganderbal has 7401 positive cases (including 117cases reported today)with 1069Active Positive, 6267 recoveries (including 111 cases recovered today)and65deaths; Kulgam has 8469 positive cases (including 206 cases reported today)with 3389 Active Positive, 4992recoveries (including255 cases recovered today)and 88 deaths while as Shopian has 4792 positive cases (including 65 cases reported today),1026active positive cases, 3717 recoveries (including 148 cases recovered today)and49 deaths.
Similarly, Jammu has 46349 positive cases (including 499 cases reported today) with 7664 active positive cases, 37781recoveries (including 695 cases recovered today), 904 deaths; Udhampur has 9676 positive cases (including 180cases reported today), 1807active positive cases, 7761 recoveries (including211 cases recovered today)and108 deaths; Rajouri has 8623 positive cases (including 158 cases reported today)with 3446active positive, 5029recoveries (including 139 cases recovered today)and 148deaths; Doda has 4974 positive cases (including 79cases reported today)with1063Active positive, 3833 recovered (including 25 cases recovered today)and 78deaths; Kathua has 7920 positive cases (including 174 cases reported today), 1311 active positive cases, 6500recovered(including 197cases recovered today) and 109deaths; Kishtwar has 3692 positive cases (including 55 cases reported today)with 460 Active Positive, 3205 recoveriesand27 deaths; Samba has 6072 positive cases (including 117 cases reported today)with 2274 active positive cases, 3705 recoveries (including 83 cases recovered today)and 93 deaths; Poonch has 4568 positive cases (including 56 cases reported today)with1320active positive, 3177recoveries (including 109 cases recovered today)and 71 deaths; Rambanhas 4109 positive cases (including 124 cases reported today)with929 active positive cases, 3135 recoveriesand 45 deaths while Reasi has 4727 positive (including 76 cases reported today)with 642 active positive cases, 4056 recoveries (including74 cases recovered today)and 29 deaths.
According to the bulletin, among the total 260057 positive cases in J&K, 21149have been reported as travelers while 238908as 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 2603 COVID dedicated beds, 2336 Isolation beds with 880vacant beds and 267 ICU beds where 86 beds are vacant in Jammu division while there are 2883 COVID dedicated beds, 2743 Isolation beds where 1135 beds are vacant and 140 ICU beds where 78are vacant beds in Kashmir division. There are a total of 5486 COVID dedicated beds, 5079 Isolation beds with 2015 beds vacant and 407 ICU beds with 164vacant 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 17.11 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.