ammu and Kashmir on Sunday reported 158 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 27 from Jammu division and 131 from Kashmir division, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 128547. Also 01 COVID-19 death has been reported from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 58 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 11 from Jammu Division and 47 from Kashmir Division.
According to the official handout, out of 128547 positive cases, 1290 are Active Positive, 125276 have recovered and 1981 have died; 732 in Jammu division and 1249 in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin further said that out of 5747468 test results available, 5618921 samples have been tested as negative till 21st March, 2021.
Till date 1434252 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 28851 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 1290 in isolation and 121393 in home surveillance. Besides, 1280737 persons have completed their surveillance period.
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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 the emergency wing of GMC Jammu.
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.