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Coronavirus Update: J&K reports 586 new positive cases, 81486 recovered so far

JAMMU: The Government on Friday informed that 586 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 206 from Jammu division and 380 from Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 90752.

Also 12 COVID-19 deaths have been reported; 04 from Jammu division and 08 from Kashmir Division.

Moreover, 684 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 348 from Jammu Division and 336 from Kashmir Division.

According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 90752 positive cases, 7842 are Active Positive, 81486 have recovered and 1424 have died; 472 in Jammu division and 952 in Kashmir division.

The Bulletin further said that out of 2125790 test results available, 2035038 samples have been tested as negative till October 23, 2020.

Till date 639551 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 19395 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 7842 in isolation and 50024 in home surveillance. Besides, 560866 persons have completed their surveillance period.

Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 18401 positive cases (including 154 cases reported today) with 1829 Active Positive, 16230 recovered (including 123 cases recovered today), 342 deaths; Baramulla has 5492 positive cases (including 40 cases reported today) with 1404 Active Positive, 3950 recovered (including 27 cases recovered today), 138 deaths; Pulwama reported 4527 positive cases (including 20 cases reported today) with 274 active positive cases, 4174 recovered (including 39 cases recovered today), 79 deaths; Kulgam has 2443 positive cases (including 11 cases reported today) with 109 Active Positive, 2288 recoveries (including 09 case recovered today), 46 deaths; Shopian has 2140 positive cases (including 01 case reported today) with 63 Active Positive, 2042 recovered (including 17 cases recovered today) and 35 deaths; Anantnag district has 4135 positive cases (including 49 cases reported today) with 369 Active Positive, 3693 recovered (including 23 cases recovered today), 73 deaths; Budgam has 5786 positive cases (including 41 cases reported today) with 350 Active Positive and 5345 recovered (including 46 cases recovered today), 91 deaths; Kupwara has 4205 positive cases (including 30 cases reported today) with 361 Active Positive, 3773 recovered (including 20 cases recovered today), 71 deaths; Bandipora has 3933 positive cases (including 12 cases reported today) with 262 Active Positive, 3626 recovered (including 11 cases reported today), 45 deaths and Ganderbal has 3408 positive cases (including 22 cases reported today) with 240 active positive cases, 3136 recoveries (including 21 cases recovered today) and 32 deaths.

Similarly, Jammu has 16676 positive cases (including 121 cases reported today) with 935 active positive cases, 15495 recoveries (including 137 cases recovered today), 246 deaths; Rajouri has 3159 positive cases (including 10 cases reported today) with 208 active positive cases, 2906 recovered (including 37 cases recovered today), 45 deaths; Ramban has 1544 positive cases (including 08 cases reported today) with 92 active positive, 1440 recoveries and 12 deaths; Kathua has 2368 positive cases (including 08 cases reported today) with 44 Active positive, 2294 recovered (including 11 cases recovered today), 30 deaths; Udhampur has 2620 positive cases (including 12 cases reported today) with 123 active positive cases, 2469 recovered (including 09 cases reported today) and 28 deaths; Samba has 2118 positive cases (including 07 cases reported today) with 355 Active Positive, 1738 recoveries (including 56 cases reported today) and 25 deaths; Doda has 2571 positive cases (including 14 cases reported today) with 159 active positive cases, 2369 recoveries (including 14 cases recovered today), 43 deaths; Poonch has 2184 positive cases (including 09 cases reported today) with 359 active positive, 1803 recoveries (including 56 cases reported today), 22 deaths; Reasi has 1218 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today) with 105 active positive, 1106 recoveries and 07 deaths while Kishtwar has 1824 positive cases (including 12 cases reported today), with 201 active positive cases and 1609 recoveries (including 28 cases recovered today) and 14 deaths.

According to the bulletin, of the total 90752 positive cases in J&K 9529 have been reported as travellers while 81223 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 1037 vacant beds and 136 ICU beds where 100 beds are vacant in Jammu division while there are 2345 COVID dedicated beds, 2197 Isolation beds where 1716 beds are vacant and 148 ICU beds where 118 are vacant beds in Kashmir division. There are a total of 3651 COVID dedicated beds, 3367 Isolation beds with 2753 beds vacant and 284 ICU beds with 218 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 10.40 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.

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