JAMMU, OCTOBER 26, 2020: The Government on Sunday informed that 532 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 177 from Jammu division and 355 from Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 91861. Also 08 COVID-19 deaths have been reported; 03 from Jammu division and 05 from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 639 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 263 from Jammu Division and 376 from Kashmir Division.
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 91861 positive cases, 7565 are Active Positive, 82858 have recovered and 1438 have died; 478 in Jammu division and 960 in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin further said that out of 2175682 test results available, 2083821 samples have been tested as negative till October 25, 2020.
Till date 641369 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 18154 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 7565 in isolation and 47328 in home surveillance. Besides, 566884 persons have completed their surveillance period.
Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 18655 positive cases (including 124 cases reported today) with 1748 Active Positive, 16563 recovered (including 170 cases recovered today), 344 deaths; Baramulla has 5619 positive cases (including 80 cases reported today) with 1429 Active Positive, 4049 recovered (including 41 cases recovered today), 141 deaths; Pulwama reported 4558 positive cases (including 19 cases reported today) with 238 active positive cases, 4240 recovered (including 39 cases recovered today), 80 deaths; Kulgam has 2459 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today) with 108 Active Positive, 2305 recoveries (including 04 case recovered today), 46 deaths; Shopian has 2171 positive cases (including 25 cases reported today) with 85 Active Positive, 2051 recovered (including 05 cases recovered today) and 35 deaths; Anantnag district has 4176 positive cases (including 14 cases reported today) with 359 Active Positive, 3743 recovered (including 23 cases recovered today), 74 deaths; Budgam has 5862 positive cases (including 26 cases reported today) with 365 Active Positive and 5405 recovered (including 31 cases recovered today), 92 deaths; Kupwara has 4286 positive cases (including 36 cases reported today) with 394 Active Positive, 3821 recovered (including 28 cases recovered today), 71 deaths; Bandipora has 3976 positive cases (including 19 cases reported today) with 277 Active Positive, 3654 recovered (including 10 cases reported today), 45 deaths and Ganderbal has 3427 positive cases (including 07 cases reported today) with 204 active positive cases, 3191 recoveries (including 25 cases recovered today) and 32 deaths.
Similarly, Jammu has 16905 positive cases (including 113 cases reported today) with 914 active positive cases, 15742 recoveries (including 130 cases recovered today), 249 deaths; Rajouri has 3172 positive cases (including 06 cases reported today) with 168 active positive cases, 2958 recovered (including 31 cases recovered today), 46 deaths; Ramban has 1556 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today) with 59 active positive, 1484 recoveries (including 02 cases reported today) and 13 deaths; Kathua has 2382 positive cases (including 06 cases reported today) with 43 Active positive, 2309 recovered (including 10 cases recovered today), 30 deaths; Udhampur has 2633 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today) with 113 active positive cases, 2492 recovered and 28 deaths; Samba has 2133 positive cases (including 08 cases reported today) with 370 Active Positive, 1738 recoveries and 25 deaths; Doda has 2609 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today) with 171 active positive cases, 2394 recoveries (including 15 cases recovered today), 44 deaths; Poonch has 2209 positive cases (including 16 cases reported today) with 277 active positive, 1910 recoveries (including 55 cases reported today), 22 deaths; Reasi has 1224 positive cases (including 01 cases reported today) with 70 active positive, 1147 recoveries and 07 deaths while Kishtwar has 1849 positive cases (including 12 cases reported today), with 173 active positive cases and 1662 recoveries (including 20 cases recovered today) and 14 deaths.
According to the bulletin, of the total 91861 positive cases in J&K 9591 have been reported as travelers while 82270 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 1068 vacant beds and 136 ICU beds where 102 beds are vacant in Jammu division while there are 2345 COVID dedicated beds, 2197 Isolation beds where 1708 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 2776 beds vacant and 284 ICU beds with 223 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.