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JK reports 151 new positive cases, 320648 recovered so far

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SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 08: The  Government on Wednesday informed that 151 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 21 from Jammu division and 130 from Kashmir division, have been reported today, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 326310. Also one COVID death has been reported from Kashmir Division.

Moreover, 163 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and been discharged from various hospitals including 20 from Jammu Division and 143 from Kashmir Division.

Besides this, 71.02 percent of the population above the age of 18 years has been vaccinated across 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 45 in the UT of J&K.

According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 326310 positive cases, 1251 are Active Positive, 320648 have recovered and 4411 have died; 2166 in Jammu division and 2245 in Kashmir division.

The Bulletin further said that out of 13729496 test results available, 13403186 samples have been tested as negative till today.

Till date 3344050 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 8250 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 1251 in isolation and 466322 in home surveillance. Besides, 2863816 persons have completed their surveillance period.

Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 72838 positive cases (including 75 cases reported today) with 558 Active Positive, 71443 recovered (including 74 cases recovered today), 837 deaths; Baramulla has 24020 positive cases (including 31 cases reported today) with 156 Active Positive, 23582 recovered (including 15 cases recovered today), 282 deaths; Budgam reported 23294 positive cases (including 07 cases reported today) with 131 active positive cases, 22956 recovered (including 20 cases recovered today), 207 deaths; Pulwama has 15368 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) with 32 Active Positive, 15142 recovered and 194 deaths; Kupwara has 14266 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today), 24 Active Positive, 14076 recoveries (including 04 cases recovered today) and 166 deaths;  Anantnag district has 16461 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) with 21 Active Positive, 16235 recovered and 205 deaths;  Bandipora has 9658 positive cases with 31 Active Positive, 9526 recoveries and 101 deaths; Ganderbal has 10152 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) with 20 Active Positive, 10054 recoveries (including 10 cases recovered today) and 78 deaths; Kulgam has 11438 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today) with 21 Active Positive, 11300 recoveries and 117 deaths while as Shopian has 5601 positive cases with 05 active positive cases, 5538 recoveries and 58 deaths.

Similarly, Jammu has 53057 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today) with 59 active positive cases, 51856 recoveries (including 05 cases recovered today), 1142 deaths; Udhampur has 11385 positive cases with 05 active positive cases, 11243 recoveries and 137 deaths; Rajouri has 11119 positive cases (including 06 cases reported today) with 26 active positive, 10858 recoveries  and 235 deaths; Doda has 7634 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today) with 80 Active positive, 7424 recovered (including 07 cases recovered today) and 130 deaths; Kathua has 9286 positive cases with no active positive case, 9135 recovered  and 151 deaths; Samba has 7138 positive cases  with 05 active positive cases, 7013 recoveries  and 120 deaths; Kishtwar has 4795 positive cases with 20 Active Positive, 4731 recoveries and 44 deaths;  Poonch has 6328 positive cases with 12 active positive, 6219 recoveries and 97 deaths;  Ramban has 6002 positive cases with 14 active positive cases, 5921 recoveries and 67 deaths while Reasi has 6470 positive cases with 31 active positive cases, 6396 recoveries and 43 deaths.

According to the bulletin, among the total 326310 positive cases in J&K, 23195 have been reported as travelers while 303115 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 2004 vacant beds and 404 ICU beds where 401 beds are vacant in Jammu division while there are 3353 COVID dedicated beds, 3074 Isolation beds where 3037 beds are vacant and 279 ICU beds where 264 are vacant beds in Kashmir division. There are a total of 5776 COVID dedicated beds, 5093 Isolation beds with 5041 beds vacant and 683 ICU beds with 665 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 Soura etc 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 the 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 a 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 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 23.70 lakh people that include various frontline workers, senior citizens, PRIs, police/paramilitary personnel 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.

The readers can also reach us on the official Twitter account of DIPR-J&K @diprjk; website: http://www.jkdirinf.in; Webportal:  jkinfonews.com and Facebook: @JKInformationOfficial.

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