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Bulletin on Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19)

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JK reports 114 new positive cases, 317195 recovered so far

SRINAGAR, AUGUST 11: The Government on Wednesday informed that 114 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 34 from Jammu division and 80 from Kashmir division, have been reported today, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 322885. Also 01 COVID death has been reported from Jammu Division.

Moreover, 114 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 41 from Jammu Division and 73 from Kashmir Division.

Besides this, 99.62 percent of population above the age of 45 years has been vaccinated across the Jammu and Kashmir.

The Bulletin also informs that 01 new confirmed case of Mucormycosis has been reported today, thus the taking the total number of confirmed cases remains to 38 in the UT of J&K.

According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 322885 positive cases, 1297 are Active Positive, 317195 have recovered and 4393 have died; 2154 in Jammu division and 2239 in Kashmir division.

The Bulletin further said that out of 12364041 test results available, 12041156 samples have been tested as negative till today.

Till date 3001629 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 9051 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 1297 in isolation and 376014 in home surveillance. Besides, 2610874 persons have completed their surveillance period.

Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 71719 positive cases (including 27 cases reported today) with 309 Active Positive, 70576 recovered (including 16 cases recovered today), 834 deaths; Baramulla has 23736 positive cases (including 11 cases reported today) with 88 Active Positive, 23366 recovered (including 25 cases recovered today), 282 deaths; Budgam reported 22984 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today) with 73 active positive cases, 22705 recovered (including 09 cases recovered today), 206 deaths; Pulwama has 15240 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) with 47 Active Positive, 14999 recovered and 194 deaths; Kupwara has 14137 positive cases (including 19 cases reported today), 47 Active Positive, 13925 recoveries (including 07 cases recovered today), 165 deaths;  Anantnag district has 16346 positive cases (including 01 cases reported today ) with 24 Active Positive, 16117 recovered (including 03 cases recovered today), 205 deaths;  Bandipora has 9531 positive cases (including 06 cases reported today), with 57 Active Positive, 9374 recoveries (including 04 cases recovered today) and 100 deaths; Ganderbal has 9989 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today) with 69 Active Positive, 9842 recoveries (including 04 cases recovered today) and 78 deaths; Kulgam has 11312 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today) with 32Active Positive, 11163 recoveries (including 03 cases recovered today) and 117 deaths while as Shopian has 5588 positive cases with 04 active positive cases, 5526 recoveries (including 02 cases recovered today)and 58 deaths.

Similarly, Jammu has 52877 positive cases (including 08 cases reported today) with 136 active positive cases, 51601 recoveries (including 03 cases recovered today), 1140 deaths; Udhampur has 11355 positive cases (including 01 cases reported today), 52 active positive cases, 11166 recoveries (including 03case recovered today) and 137 deaths; Rajouri has 11006 positive cases (including 13 cases reported today) with 71 active positive, 10707 recoveries (including 05 cases recovered today) and 228 deaths; Doda has 7374 positive cases (including 06 cases reported today) with 111 Active positive, 7135 recovered (including 11 cases recovered today) and 128 deaths; Kathua has 9268 positive cases with 04 active positive cases, 9113 recovered (including 02 cases recovered today)and 151 deaths; Samba has 7127 positive cases (including 01 cases reported today)with 06 active positive cases, 7002 recoveries  and 119 deaths; Kishtwar has 4695 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today) with 50 Active Positive, 4601 recoveries (including 04cases recovered today)  and 44 deaths;  Poonch has 6285 positive cases with 31 active positive, 6157 recoveries (including 02cases recovered today)  and 97 deaths;  Ramban has 5980 positive cases with 18 active positive cases, 5895 recoveries (including 04 cases recovered today)and 67 deaths while Reasi has 6336 positive cases with 68 active positive cases, 6225 recoveries (including 07 cases recovered today) and 43 deaths.

According to the bulletin, among the total 322885 positive cases in J&K, 22967 have been reported as travellers while 299918 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 2423 COVID dedicated beds, 2019 Isolation beds with 2001 vacant beds and 404 ICU beds where 394 beds are vacant in Jammu division while there are 3353 COVID dedicated beds, 3074 Isolation beds where 3040 beds are vacant and 279 ICU beds where 254 are vacant beds in Kashmir division. There are a total of 5776 COVID dedicated beds, 5093 Isolation beds with 5041 beds vacant and 683 ICU beds with 648 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 22.60 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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