Bulletin on Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19)

JK reports3164 new positive cases,141574 recovered so far

JAMMU, APRIL 27-The Government on Tuesday informed that 3164 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19),1030 from Jammu division and 2134 from Kashmir division, have been reported today, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 166054. Also 25 COVID-19 deaths have been reported, 15 from Jammu Division and 10 from Kashmir Division.

Moreover, 1457 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 656 from Jammu Division and 801 from Kashmir Division.

According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 166054 positive cases, 22283 are Active Positive, 141574 have recovered and 2197 have died; 843 in Jammu division and 1354 in Kashmir division.

The Bulletin further said that out of 7125036 test results available, 6958982 samples have been tested as negative till 27thApril, 2021.

Till date 1767815 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 94418 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 22283 in isolation and 121267in home surveillance. Besides, 1527650 persons have completed their surveillance period.

Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 40538 positive cases (including 1144 cases reported today) with 6872 Active Positive, 33153recovered (including 449cases recovered today), 513 deaths; Baramulla has 11968 positive cases (including 197 cases reported today)with 1741Active Positive, 10035recovered (including 107 cases recovered today), 192 deaths; Budgam reported 9994positive cases (including174 cases reported today)with 1019 active positive cases, 8845 recovered (including 71cases recovered today), 130 deaths; Pulwama has 6834 positive cases (including 70 cases reported today)with 673 Active Positive, 6062 recovered (including 09 cases recovered today)and 99 deaths; Kupwara has 6711 positive cases (including 97 cases reported today), 662 Active Positive, 5948recoveries (including 22 cases recovered today), 101 deaths; Anantnag district has 6372 positive cases (including 143 cases reported today)with 808 Active Positive, 5459 recovered (including 40 cases recovered today), 105 deaths; Bandipora has 5294 positive cases (including123 cases reported today), with304Active Positive and 4926 recoveries (including 38 cases recovered today),64 deaths; Ganderbal has 5254 positive cases (including 66 cases reported today)with 374 Active Positive, 4831 recoveries (including 33 cases recovered today)and49deaths; Kulgam has 3865 positive cases (including 90 cases reported today)with 807 Active Positive, 2999recoveries (including 32 cases recovered today)and 59 deaths while as Shopian has 2885 positive cases (including 30 cases reported today),176 active positive cases, 2667 recoveries and 42 deaths.

Similarly, Jammu has 33136 positive cases (including 489 cases reported today) with 5379 active positive cases, 27303recoveries (including 186 cases recovered today), 454 deaths; Udhampur has 5738 positive cases (including 65cases reported today), 453active positive cases, 5222 recoveries (including 42 cases recovered today)and63 deaths; Rajouri has 4543 positive cases (including 68 cases reported today)with 575active positive, 3907recoveries (including 07 cases recovered today)and 61deaths; Doda has 3692 positive cases (including 41cases reported today)with181Active positive, 3446 recovered(including 04 cases recovered today) and 65 deaths; Kathua has 4292 positive cases (including 100 cases reported today), 490 active positive cases, 3743 recovered(including 36 cases recovered today) and 59 deaths; Kishtwar has 2903 positive cases (including 30 cases reported today)with 68 Active Positive, 2813 recoveries (including 12 cases recovered today)and22 deaths; Samba has 3432 positive cases (including 98 cases reported today)with 523 active positive cases, 2863 recoveries and 46 deaths; Poonch has 2856 positive cases (including 39 cases reported today)with246active positive, 2578recoveries (including 12 cases recovered today)and 32 deaths; Rambanhas 2464 positive cases (including 40 cases reported today)with148 active positive cases, 2293 recoveries(including 53cases recovered today) and 23 deaths while Reasi has 3283 positive (including 60 cases reported today)with 784 active positive cases, 2481 recoveries (including 304 cases recovered today)and 18 deaths.

According to the bulletin, among the total 166054 positive cases in J&K, 18953have been reported as travelers while 147101 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 1354 COVID dedicated beds, 1127 Isolation beds with 614vacant beds and 227 ICU beds where 126 beds are vacant in Jammu division while there are 1708 COVID dedicated beds, 1597 Isolation beds where 867 beds are vacant and 111 ICU beds where 80are vacant beds in Kashmir division. There are a total of 3062 COVID dedicated beds, 2724 Isolation beds with 1481 beds vacant and 338 ICU beds with 206vacant 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, 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 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 16.10 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.