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Coronavirus Update: J&K reports 455 new positive cases, 86888 recovered so far

JAMMU: The Government on Saturday informed that 455 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 161 from Jammu division and 294 from Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 94785.

Also 07 COVID-19 deaths have been reported; 02 from Jammu division and 05 from Kashmir Division.

Moreover, 864 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 287 from Jammu Division and 577 from Kashmir Division.

According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 94785 positive cases, 6419 are Active Positive, 86888 have recovered and 1478 have died; 495 in Jammu division and 983 in Kashmir division.

The Bulletin further said that out of 2303954 test results available, 2209169 samples have been tested as negative till October 31, 2020.

Till date 656702 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 15895 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 6419 in isolation and 45173 in home surveillance. Besides, 587737 persons have completed their surveillance period.

Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 19369 positive cases (including 124 cases reported today) with 1461 Active Positive, 17551 recovered (including 258 cases recovered today), 357 deaths; Baramulla has 6006 positive cases (including 60 cases reported today) with 1391 Active Positive, 4470 recovered (including 142 cases recovered today), 145 deaths; Pulwama reported 4656 positive cases (including 08 cases reported today) with 197 active positive cases, 4378 recovered (including 18 cases recovered today), 81 deaths; Kulgam has 2485 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today) with 90 Active Positive, 2349 recoveries (including 05 cases recovered today), 46 deaths; Shopian has 2202 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) with 97 Active Positive, 2070 recovered and 35 deaths; Anantnag district has 4234 positive cases (including 10 cases reported today) with 220 Active Positive, 3940 recovered (including 25 cases recovered today), 74 deaths; Budgam has 5995 positive cases (including 21 cases reported today) with 275 Active Positive and 5626 recovered (including 31 cases recovered today), 94 deaths; Kupwara has 4460 positive cases (including 41 cases reported today) with 424 Active Positive, 3963 recovered (including 28 cases recovered today), 73 deaths; Bandipora has 4040 positive cases (including 09 cases reported today) with 199 Active Positive, 3795 recovered (including 41 cases recovered today), 46 deaths and Ganderbal has 3549 positive cases (including 16 cases reported today) with 205 active positive cases, 3312 recoveries (including 29 cases recovered today) and 32 deaths.

Similarly, Jammu has 17568 positive cases (including 110 cases reported today) with 750 active positive cases, 16561 recoveries (including 193 cases recovered today), 257 deaths; Rajouri has 3197 positive cases (including 07 cases reported today) with 65 active positive cases, 3085 recovered (including 08 cases recovered today), 47 deaths; Ramban has 1596 positive cases (including 06 cases reported today) with 79 active positive, 1504 recoveries (including 01 case recovered today) and 13 deaths; Kathua has 2447 positive cases (including 08 cases reported today) with 64 Active positive, 2352 recovered (including 06 cases recovered today), 31 deaths; Udhampur has 2707 positive cases (including 07 cases reported today) with 118 active positive cases, 2557 recovered (including 22 cases reported today) and 32 deaths; Samba has 2174 positive cases (including 06 cases reported today) with 270 Active Positive, 1879 recoveries and 25 deaths; Doda has 2655 positive cases (including 01 case reported today) with 120 active positive cases, 2489 recoveries (including 13 cases recovered today), 46 deaths; Poonch has 2253 positive cases (including 06 cases reported today) with 210 active positive, 2021 recoveries (including 30 cases reported today), 22 deaths; Reasi has 1277 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today) with 87 active positive, 1182 recoveries and 08 deaths while Kishtwar has 1915 positive cases (including 06 cases reported today) with 97 active positive cases and 1804 recoveries (including 14 cases recovered today) and 14 deaths.

According to the bulletin, of the total 94785 positive cases in J&K 9776 have been reported as travellers while 85009 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 1081 vacant beds and 136 ICU beds where 97 beds are vacant in Jammu division while there are 2345 COVID dedicated beds, 2197 Isolation beds where 1795 beds are vacant and 148 ICU beds where 125 are vacant beds in Kashmir division. There are a total of 3651 COVID dedicated beds, 3367 Isolation beds with 2876 beds vacant and 284 ICU beds with 222 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, 24x7 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 24x7 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 24x7 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 10.47 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.

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