JAMMU, NOVEMBER 02: The Government on Monday informed that 385 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 134 from Jammu division and 251 from Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 95710. Also 08 COVID-19 deaths have been reported; 03 from Jammu division and 05 from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 623 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 245 from Jammu Division and 378 from Kashmir Division.
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 95710 positive cases, 6080 are Active Positive, 88140 have recovered and 1490 have died; 499 in Jammu division and 991 in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin further said that out of 2343543 test results available, 2247833 samples have been tested as negative till November 02, 2020.
Till date 659752 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 15765 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 6080 in isolation and 45588 in home surveillance. Besides, 590829 persons have completed their surveillance period.
Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 19592 positive cases (including 71 cases reported today) with 1354 Active Positive, 17878 recovered (including 134 cases recovered today), 360 deaths; Baramulla has 6162 positive cases (including 69 cases reported today) with 1394 Active Positive, 4622 recovered (including 100 cases recovered today), 146 deaths; Pulwama reported 4700 positive cases (including 15 cases reported today) with 211 active positive cases, 4406 recovered (including 09 cases recovered today), 83 deaths; Kulgam has 2492 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) with 89 Active Positive, 2356 recoveries (including 03 cases recovered today), 47 deaths; Shopian has 2220 positive cases (including 12 cases reported today) with 92 Active Positive, 2093 recovered (including 15 cases recovered today) and 35 deaths; Anantnag district has 4255 positive cases (including 08 cases reported today) with 190 Active Positive, 3991 recovered (including 29 cases recovered today), 74 deaths; Budgam has 6038 positive cases (including 16 cases reported today) with 260 Active Positive and 5684 recovered (including 35 cases recovered today), 94 deaths; Kupwara has 4412 positive cases (including 32 cases reported today) with 413 Active Positive, 4026 recovered (including 11 cases recovered today), 73 deaths; Bandipora has 4059 positive cases (including 12 cases reported today) with 177 Active Positive, 3836 recovered (including 20 cases recovered today), 46 deaths and Ganderbal has 3586 positive cases (including 14 cases reported today) with 195 active positive cases, 3358 recoveries (including 22 cases recovered today) and 33 deaths.
Similarly, Jammu has 17784 positive cases (including 108 cases reported today) with 696 active positive cases, 16829 recoveries (including 133 cases recovered today), 259 deaths; Rajouri has 3204 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today) with 56 active positive cases, 3101 recovered (including 06 cases recovered today), 47 deaths; Ramban has 1608 positive cases (including 07 cases reported today) with 90 active positive, 1504 recoveries and 14 deaths; Kathua has 2457 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today) with 60 Active positive, 2366 recovered (including 09 cases recovered today), 31 deaths; Udhampur has 2731 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) with 115 active positive cases, 2584 recovered (including 20 cases reported today) and 32 deaths; Samba has 2179 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today) with 275 Active Positive, 1879 recoveries and 25 deaths; Doda has 2663 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) with 102 active positive cases, 2515 recoveries (including 11 cases recovered today), 46 deaths; Poonch has 2261 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today) with 174 active positive, 2065 recoveries (including 18 cases reported today), 22 deaths; Reasi has 1281 positive cases with 75 active positive, 1198 recoveries (including 16 cases recovered today) and 08 deaths while Kishtwar has 1926 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) with 62 active positive cases and 1849 recoveries (including 32 cases recovered today) and 15 deaths.
According to the bulletin, of the total 95710 positive cases in J&K 9814 have been reported as travellers while 85896 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 1082 vacant beds and 136 ICU beds where 97 beds are vacant in Jammu division while there are 2345 COVID dedicated beds, 2197 Isolation beds where 1794 beds are vacant and 148 ICU beds where 121 are vacant beds in Kashmir division. There are a total of 3651 COVID dedicated beds, 3367 Isolation beds with 2876 beds vacant and 284 ICU beds with 218 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 10.54 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.