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Bulletin on Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19)

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JK reports 331 new positive cases, 307749 recovered so far

SRINAGAR, JULY 02: The Government on Friday informed that 331 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 77 from Jammu division and 254 from Kashmir division, have been reported today, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 316291. Also 06 COVID-19 deaths have been reported; 05 from Jammu Division and 01 from Kashmir Division.

Moreover, 437 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 158 from Jammu Division and 279 from Kashmir Division.

Besides this, 87.27 percent of population above the age of 45 years has been vaccinated across the Jammu and Kashmir.

The Bulletin also informs that no new confirmed case of Mucormycosis has been reported today, thus the total number of confirmed cases remains 29 in the UT of J&K.

According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 316291 positive cases, 4209 are Active Positive, 307749 have recovered and 4333 have died; 2112 in Jammu division and 2221 in Kashmir division.

The Bulletin further said that out of 10077056 test results available, 9760765 samples have been tested as negative till today.

Till date 2446492 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 13014 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 4209 in isolation and 229554 in home surveillance. Besides, 2195382 persons have completed their surveillance period.

Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 70121 positive cases (including 78 cases reported today) with 788 Active Positive, 68504 recovered (including 71 cases recovered today), 829 deaths; Baramulla has 23290 positive cases (including 27 cases reported today) with 277 Active Positive, 22735 recovered (including 24 cases recovered today), 278 deaths; Budgam reported 22605 positive cases (including 29 cases reported today) with 240 active positive cases, 22161 recovered (including 25 cases recovered today), 204 deaths; Pulwama has 14897 positive cases (including 27 cases reported today) with 168 Active Positive, 14537 recovered (including 40 cases recovered today) and 192 deaths; Kupwara has 13833 positive cases (including 18 cases reported today), 240 Active Positive, 13428 recoveries (including 31 cases recovered today), 165 deaths;  Anantnag district has 16116 positive cases (including 26 cases reported today) with 177 Active Positive, 15736 recovered (including 15 cases recovered today), 203 deaths;  Bandipora has 9312 positive cases (including 06 cases reported today), with 124 Active Positive, 9088 recoveries (including 20 cases recovered today), 100 deaths; Ganderbal has 9620 positive cases (including 19 cases reported today) with 182 Active Positive, 9362 recoveries (including 27 cases recovered today) and 76 deaths; Kulgam has 11089 positive cases (including 22 cases reported today) with 171 Active Positive, 10802 recoveries (including 23 cases recovered today) and 116 deaths while as Shopian has 5556 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) with 10 active positive cases, 5488 recoveries (including 03 cases recovered today) and 58 deaths.

Similarly, Jammu has 52411 positive cases (including 12 cases reported today) with 515 active positive cases, 50761 recoveries (including 52 cases recovered today), 1135 deaths; Udhampur has 11187 positive cases (including 07 cases reported today), 90 active positive cases, 10966 recoveries (including 09 cases recovered today) and 131 deaths; Rajouri has 10721 positive cases (including 07 cases reported today) with 130 active positive, 10371 recoveries (including 27 cases recovered today) and 220 deaths; Doda has 6852 positive cases (including 13 cases reported today) with 218 Active positive, 6517 recovered (including 26 cases recovered today) and 117 deaths; Kathua has 9212 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today) with 32 active positive cases, 9031 recovered (including 06 cases recovered today) and 149 deaths; Samba has 7087 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today) with 52 active positive cases, 6916 recoveries  and 119 deaths; Kishtwar has 4493 positive cases (including 08 cases reported today) with 143 Active Positive, 4308 recoveries (including 07 cases recovered today)  and 42 deaths;  Poonch has 6110 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today) with 220 active positive, 5798 recoveries (including 13 cases recovered today)  and 92 deaths;  Ramban has 5855 positive cases (including 13 cases reported today) with 115 active positive cases, 5676 recoveries and 64 deaths while Reasi has 5924 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today) with 317 active positive cases, 5564 recoveries (including 18 cases recovered today) and 43 deaths.

According to the bulletin, among the total 316291 positive cases in J&K, 22408 have been reported as travelers while 293883 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 2485 COVID dedicated beds, 2081 Isolation beds with 2006 vacant beds and 404 ICU beds where 379 beds are vacant in Jammu division while there are 3353 COVID dedicated beds, 3074 Isolation beds where 2823 beds are vacant and 279 ICU beds where 218 are vacant beds in Kashmir division. There are a total of 5838 COVID dedicated beds, 5155 Isolation beds with 4829 beds vacant and 683 ICU beds with 597 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 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 facilities for COVID-19 have 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 20.71 lakh people that include various frontline workers, senior citizens, PRIs, police/paramilitary personnel 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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