ammu and Kashmir on Saturday recorded 271 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 75 from Jammu division and 196 from Kashmir division, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 129684. Also 01 COVID-19 death has been reported from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 138 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 13 from Jammu Division and 125 from Kashmir Division.
According to official Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 129684 positive cases, 1813 are Active Positive, 125886 have recovered and 1985 have died; 732 in Jammu division and 1253 in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin further said that out of 5918723test results available, 5789039 samples have been tested as negative till 27thMarch, 2021.
Till date 1475243 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 27174 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 1813 in isolation and 120838in home surveillance. Besides, 1323433 persons have completed their surveillance period.
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.
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.
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.
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.