JK reports 342 new positive cases, 304390 recovered so far
JAMMU, JUNE 26: The Government on Saturday informed that 342 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 107 from Jammu division and 235 from Kashmir division, have been reported today, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 314316. Also, 05COVID-19 deaths have been reported,04 from Jammu Division and 01 from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 864 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 375 from Jammu Division and 489 from Kashmir Division.
01new confirmed case of mucormycosis has been reported today, bringing the cumulative no of confirmed cases to 29 in the UT of J&K.
Besides this, 81.36 percent of population above the age of 45 years has been vaccinated across the Jammu and Kashmir.
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 314316 positive cases,5630 are Active Positive, 304390 have recovered and 4296 have died; 2096 in Jammu division and 2200 in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin further said that out of 9774384 test results available, 9460068 samples have been tested as negative till 26th June, 2021.
Till date 2383500 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 20766 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 5630 in isolation and 208758 in home surveillance. Besides, 2144050 persons have completed their surveillance period.
Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 69690 positive cases (including 84cases reported today) with 1042 Active Positive, 67824 recovered (including 126 cases recovered today), 824 deaths; Baramulla has 23160 positive cases (including 09 cases reported today)with 426 active Positive, 22456 recovered (including 63 cases recovered today), 278 deaths; Budgam reported 22469 positive cases (including 23 cases reported today)with 419 active positive cases, 21847 recovered (including 76 cases recovered today), 203 deaths; Pulwama has 14819 positive cases (including 29 cases reported today)with 305 Active Positive, 14326 recovered (including 59 cases recovered today)and 188 deaths; Kupwara has 13711 positive cases (including 18 cases reported today), 374 Active Positive, 13176 recoveries (including 56 cases recovered today), 161 deaths; Anantnag district has 15981 positive cases (including 24 cases reported today)with 337 Active Positive, 15446 recovered (including 40 cases recovered today), 198 deaths; Bandipora has 9246 positive cases (including 14 cases reported today), with 187 Active Positive and 8959 recoveries (including 13 cases recovered today), 100 deaths; Ganderbal has 9539 positive cases (including 18 cases reported today) with 195 Active Positive, 9268 recoveries (including 24 cases recovered today) and 76 deaths; Kulgam has 10991 positive cases (including 15 cases reported today)with 221 Active Positive, 10656 recoveries (including 26 cases recovered today) and 114 deaths while as Shopian has 5546 positive cases (including 01 cases reported today), 16 active positive cases, 5472 recoveries (including 06 cases recovered today) and 58 deaths.
Similarly, Jammu has 52338 positive cases (including 11 cases reported today) with 661 active positive cases, 50545recoveries (including 33 cases recovered today), 1132 deaths; Udhampur has 11128 positive cases (including 02cases reported today), 92active positive cases, 10905 recoveries (including17 cases recovered today)and131deaths; Rajouri has 10662 positive cases (including 15 cases reported today)with 206active positive, 10237recoveries (including 27 cases recovered today)and 219deaths; Doda has 6751 positive cases (including 10cases reported today)with292Active positive, 6347recovered (including 231 cases recovered today)and 112 deaths; Kathua has 9190 positive cases (including 10 cases reported today), 44 active positive cases, 8997recovered(including 15 cases recovered today) and 149deaths; Kishtwar has 4413 positive cases (including 13 cases reported today)with 131 Active Positive, 4240 recoveries (including 08 cases recovered today)and42 deaths; Samba has 7052 positive cases (including 01 cases reported today)with 60 active positive cases, 6874recoveries (including 09 cases recovered today) and 118 deaths; Poonch has 6058 positive cases (including 14 cases reported today)with269active positive, 5701recoveries (including 12 cases recovered today)and 88 deaths; Ramban has 5800 positive cases (including 12cases reported today)with125 active positive cases, 5612 recoveries (including 08 cases recovered today) and 63 deaths while Reasi has 5772 positive (including 19 cases reported today)with 228 active positive cases, 5502 recoveries (including15 cases recovered today)and 42 deaths.
According to the bulletin, among the total 314316 positive cases in J&K, 22179have been reported as travelers while 292112as 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 2665 COVID dedicated beds, 2253 Isolation beds with 2163vacant beds and 412 ICU beds where 380 beds are vacant in Jammu division while there are 3353 COVID dedicated beds, 3074 Isolation beds where 2717 beds are vacant and 279 ICU beds where 223are vacant beds in Kashmir division. There are a total of 6018 COVID dedicated beds, 5327 Isolation beds with 4880beds vacant and 691 ICU beds with 603vacant 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 allnecessary 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 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 dialling 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 20.34 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.