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Bulletin on Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19)

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JK reports 113 new positive cases, 317081 recovered so far

SRINAGAR, AUGUST 10: The Government on Tuesday informed that 113 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 40 from Jammu division and 73 from Kashmir division, have been reported today, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 322771.Also 02 COVID deathshave been reported from Jammu Division.

Moreover, 124 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 49 from Jammu Division and 75 from Kashmir Division.

Besides this, 99.60 percent of population above the age of 45 years has been vaccinated across the Jammu and Kashmir.

The Bulletin also informs that no new case of Mucormycosis has been reported today, thus the total number of confirmed cases remains to 37 in the UT of J&K.

According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 322771 positive cases, 1298 are Active Positive, 317081 have recovered and 4392 have died; 2153 in Jammu division and 2239 in Kashmir division.

The Bulletin further said that out of 12307566 test results available, 11984795 samples have been tested as negative till today.

Till date 2988764 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 7372 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 1298 in isolation and 370609 in home surveillance. Besides, 2605093 persons have completed their surveillance period.

Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 71692 positive cases (including 38 cases reported today) with 298 Active Positive, 70560 recovered (including 22 cases recovered today), 834 deaths; Baramulla has 23725 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today) with 102 Active Positive, 23341 recovered (including 14 cases recovered today), 282 deaths; Budgam reported 22980 positive cases (including 09 cases reported today) with 78 active positive cases, 22696 recovered (including 09 cases recovered today), 206 deaths; Pulwama has 15238 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today) with 45 Active Positive, 14999 recovered (including 08 cases recovered today) and 194 deaths; Kupwara has 14117 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today), 34 Active Positive, 13918 recoveries (including 04 cases recovered today), 165 deaths;  Anantnag district has 16345 positive cases (including 01 cases reported today ) with 26 Active Positive, 16114 recovered (including 03 cases recovered today), 205 deaths;  Bandipora has 9525 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today), with 55 Active Positive, 9370 recoveries (including 03 cases recovered today) and 100 deaths; Ganderbal has 9985 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) with 69 Active Positive, 9838 recoveries (including 08 cases recovered today) and 78 deaths; Kulgam has 11307 positive cases (including 09 cases reported today) with 30Active Positive, 11160 recoveries (including 04 cases recovered today) and 117 deaths while as Shopian has 5588 positive cases (including 01 cases reported today) with 06 active positive cases, 5524 recoveries and 58 deaths.

Similarly, Jammu has 52869 positive cases (including 10 cases reported today) with 131 active positive cases, 51598 recoveries (including 08 cases recovered today), 1140 deaths; Udhampur has 11354 positive cases (including 08 cases reported today), 54 active positive cases, 11163 recoveries (including 05case recovered today) and 137 deaths; Rajouri has 10993 positive cases (including 06 cases reported today) with 63 active positive, 10702 recoveries (including 05 cases recovered today) and 228 deaths; Doda has 7368 positive cases (including 08 cases reported today) with 116 Active positive, 7124 recovered (including 18 cases recovered today) and 128 deaths; Kathua has 9268 positive cases (including 01 cases reported today) with 06 active positive cases, 9111 recovered and 151 deaths; Samba has 7126 positive cases with 05 active positive cases, 7002 recoveries  and 119 deaths; Kishtwar has 4690 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) with 49 Active Positive, 4597 recoveries (including 02cases recovered today)  and 44 deaths;  Poonch has 6285 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today) with 33 active positive, 6155 recoveries (including 03cases recovered today)  and 97 deaths;  Ramban has 5980 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today)with 23 active positive cases, 5891 recoveries and 66 deaths while Reasi has 6336 positive cases with 75 active positive cases, 6218 recoveries (including 08 cases recovered today) and 43 deaths.

According to the bulletin, among the total 322771 positive cases in J&K, 22953 have been reported as travelers while 299818 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 2423 COVID dedicated beds, 2019 Isolation beds with 2005 vacant beds and 404 ICU beds where 394 beds are vacant in Jammu division while there are 3353 COVID dedicated beds, 3074 Isolation beds where 3045 beds are vacant and 279 ICU beds where 251 are vacant beds in Kashmir division. There are a total of 5776 COVID dedicated beds, 5093 Isolation beds with 5050 beds vacant and 683 ICU beds with 645 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.

To ensure public convenience and avoid chaos & panic crowding at tertiary care hospitals, COVID-19 Triage Facility has been started in Jammu at (i) Chest Disease Hospital, Jammu (opposite GMC Hospital Complex, Jammu, Triage CD Hospital Jammu Contact No.-9541925371, 0191-2561000), (ii) Govt Hospital Gandhinagar (Old Block) Contact No.0191-2459300 and in Srinagar at (i) National Institute of Technology Campus,  Hazratbal, Srinagar, Contact No. 9419006991&  (ii) SKIMS-JVC Bemina, Contact No. 7006617821, that  shall act  as “first   arrival point” for screening of any COVID +ve patient intending to  get   admitted in Govt. Medical College Jammu/ Srinagar & Associated Hospitals, SKIMS Soura  and other identified dedicated COVID Hospitals under Directorate of Health Services Jammu/ Kashmir.

For COVID +ve cases in periphery areas and districts other than Jammu/ Srinagar, the triage point shall be the concerned District Hospital / New GMCs (Doda/ Kathua/ Rajouri/ Baramulla/ Anantnag). Admission of such patients from these districts to GMC Jammu/ Srinagar, SKIMS Souraetc shall be strictly on referral basis only.

Besides, 24×7 Rapid Antigen Testing facilities for COVID-19 have 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 22.48 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.

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