JAMMU, JANUARY 12, 2021: -The Government on Monday informed that 113 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 46 from Jammu division and 67 from Kashmir division, have been reported today, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 122651. Also 01 COVID-19 death has been reportedfrom Jammu Division.

Moreover, 355 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 169 from Jammu Division and 186 from Kashmir Division.

According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 122651 positive cases, 1768 are Active Positive, 118972 have recovered and 1911 have died; 712 in Jammu division and 1199 in Kashmir division.

The Bulletin further said that out of 4112373 test results available, 3989722 samples have been tested as negative till 11th January, 2021.

Till date 962197 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 33663 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 1768 in isolation and 32235 in home surveillance. Besides, 892620 persons have completed their surveillance period.

Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 25638 positive cases (including 42 cases reported today) with 219 Active Positive, 24968 recovered (including 86 cases recovered today), 451 deaths; Baramulla has 8034 positive cases (including 01case reported today) with 76 Active Positive, 7786 recovered (including 08 cases recovered today), 172 deaths; Budgam reported 7681 positive cases (including 07 cases reported today) with 75 active positive cases, 7495 recovered (including 09 cases recovered today), 111 deaths; Kupwara has 5601 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today) with 88 Active Positive, 5419 recoveries (including 07 cases recovered today), 94 deaths; Pulwama has 5641 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today) with 95 Active Positive, 5458recovered (including 49 cases recovered today) and 88 deaths; Anantnag district has 4835 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) with 67 Active Positive, 4684 recovered (including 12 cases recovered today), 84 deaths; Bandipora has 4671 positive caseswith (including 03 cases reported today)46 Active Positive and 4564 recoveries (including 03 cases recovered today), 61 deaths; Ganderbal has 4534 positive cases (including 01case reported today) with 84 Active Positive, 4404 recoveries (including 10 cases recovered today) and 46 deaths; Kulgam has 2670 positive cases (including 01 casereported today)with 51 Active Positive, 2566 recoveries (including 02 cases recovered today)and 53 deaths while as Shopian has 2533 positive cases (including 01case reported today) with99 active positive cases, 2395 and 39 deaths.

Similarly, Jammu has 24380 positive cases (including 35 cases reported today) with 449 active positive cases, 23566 recoveries (including 73 cases recovered today), 365 deaths; Udhampur has 4166 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today) with 91 active positive cases, 4018 recovered (including 13 cases recovered today)and 57 deaths; Rajouri has 3860 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today)with 56 active positive, 3749 recoveries (including 12 cases recovered today) and 55 deaths; Doda has 3422 positive caseswith 42 Active positive, 3316 recoveredand 64 deaths; Kathua has 3237 positive cases (including 02 cases recovered today) with 19 active positive cases, 3168 recovered (including 06 cases recovered today) and 50 deaths; Kishtwar has 2729 positive cases (including 01 cases reported today)with 08 Active Positive, 2699 recoveries (including 11 cases recovered today) and 22 deaths; Samba has 2802 positive caseswith 144 active positive cases, 2619 recoveries (including 35 cases recovered today)and 39 deaths; Poonch has 2468 positive cases (including 01 cases reported today)with 36 active positive, 2408 recoveriesand 24 deaths; Ramban has 2118 positive caseswith 08 active positive, 2089 recoveries (including 19 cases recovered today)and 21 deaths while Reasi has 1631 positive caseswith 15 active positive cases, 1601 recoveriesand 15 deaths.

According to the bulletin, among the total 122651 positive cases in J&K, 11398 have been reported as travelers while 111253 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 1321 COVID dedicated beds, 1185 Isolation beds with 1155 vacant beds and 136 ICU beds where 105 beds are vacant in Jammu division while there are 2345 COVID dedicated beds, 2197 Isolation beds where 1964 beds are vacant and 148 ICU beds where 127 are vacant beds in Kashmir division. There are a total of 3666 COVID dedicated beds, 3382 Isolation beds with 3119 beds vacant and 284 ICU beds with 232 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 12.32 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.