JAMMU, MARCH 05, 2021: The Government on Thursday informed that 79 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 14from Jammu division and 65 from Kashmir division, have been reported today, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 126772.Also 01 COVID-19 death has been reported from Kashmir Division.

Moreover, 70 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 09 from Jammu Division and 61 from Kashmir Division.

According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 126772 positive cases, 883 are Active Positive, 123930 have recovered and 1959 have died; 725 in Jammu division and 1234 in Kashmir division.

The Bulletin further said that out of 5309652test results available, 5182880 samples have been tested as negative till 04thMarch, 2021.

Till date 1342716 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 32742 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 883 in isolation and 110761 in home surveillance. Besides, 1196371 persons have completed their surveillance period.

Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 27185 positive cases (including 47 cases reported today) with 405 Active Positive, 26319 recovered (including 37 cases recovered today), 461 deaths; Baramulla has 8290 positive cases (including 06 cases reported today)with 78Active Positive, 8037 recovered (including 11 cases recovered today), 175 deaths; Budgam reported 7902 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today)with 36 active positive cases, 7746 recovered (including 05cases recovered today), 120 deaths; Pulwama has 5875 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today)with 47 Active Positive, 5738 recovered and 90 deaths; Kupwara has 5691 positive cases, 13 Active Positive, 5581 recoveries, 97 deaths; Anantnag district has 5041 positive cases (including 01 cases reported today)with 38 Active Positive, 4915 recovered (including 07 cases recovered today), 88 deaths; Bandipora has 4719 positive caseswith19 Active Positive and 4638 recoveries, 62 deaths; Ganderbal has 4674 positive cases (including 01 cases reported today)with 13 Active Positive, 4614 recoveries (including 01 cases recovered today)and47deaths; Kulgam has 2740 positive cases (including 01 cases reported today)with 24 Active Positive, 2662 recoveries and 54 deaths while as Shopian has 2610 positive cases (including 01 cases recovered today),16 active positive cases, 2554 recoveries and 40 deaths.

Similarly, Jammu has 25268 positive cases (including 12 cases reported today) with 115 active positive cases, 24780 recoveries (including 06 cases recovered today), 373 deaths; Udhampur has 4316 positive cases56active positive cases, 4203 recoveries (including 01 cases recovered today)and57 deaths; Rajouri has 3876 positive cases with 00 active positive, 3821 recoveries and 55 deaths; Doda has 3438 positive caseswith02 Active positive, 3372 recovered and 64 deaths; Kathua has 3265 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today)with 06 active positive cases, 3206 recovered (including 02 cases recovered today)and 53 deaths; Kishtwar has 2738 positive cases with 04 Active Positive, 2712 recoveries (including 01 cases recovered today) and22 deaths; Samba has 2841 positive cases with 07 active positive cases, 2794 recoveries and 40 deaths; Poonch has 2520 positive caseswith02active positive, 2494recoveriesand 24 deaths; Ramban has 2135positive caseswith00 active positive cases, 2114 recoveries and 21 deaths while Reasi has 1648 positive with 02 active positive cases, 1630 recoveries and 16 deaths.

According to the bulletin, among the total 126772 positive cases in J&K, 12436 have been reported as travelers while 114336 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 1091 COVID dedicated beds, 962 Isolation beds with 957 vacant beds and 129 ICU beds where 124 beds are vacant in Jammu division while there are 1570 COVID dedicated beds, 1484 Isolation beds where 1421 beds are vacant and 86 ICU beds where 77are vacant beds in Kashmir division. There are a total of 2661 COVID dedicated beds, 2446 Isolation beds with 2378 beds vacant and 215 ICU beds with 201 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 13.95 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.