ammu and Kashmir on Sunday recorded 309 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 63 from Jammu division and 246 from Kashmir division, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 129993. Also 04 COVID-19 deaths have been reported, 03 from Jammu Division and 01 from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 117 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 21 from Jammu Division and 96 from Kashmir Division.
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 129993 positive cases, 2001 are Active Positive, 126003 have recovered and 1989 have died; 735 in Jammu division and 1254 in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin further said that out of 5950506test results available, 5820513 samples have been tested as negative till 28thMarch, 2021.
Till date 1481909 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 27209 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 2001 in isolation and 111594in home surveillance. Besides, 1339116 persons have completed their surveillance period.
Providing district-wise breakup, Srinagar reported 123 cases today, Baramulla 46 cases, Budgam 22 cases, Pulwama 12 cases, Kupwara 27 cases, Anantnag 07 cases, Bandipora 02 cases, Ganderbal 03 cases, Kulgam 03 cases, Shopian 01 cases reported today.
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.
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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.
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.