ammu and Kashmir on Saturday reported 99 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 24from Jammu division and 75 from Kashmir division, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 127535.Also 03 COVID-19 deaths have been reported, 01 from Jammu Division and 02 from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 102 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 11 from Jammu Division and 91 from Kashmir Division.
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 127535 positive cases, 881 are Active Positive, 124680 have recovered and 1974 have died; 730 in Jammu division and 1244 in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin further said that out of 5534502test results available, 5406967 samples have been tested as negative till 13thMarch, 2021.
Till date 1384247 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 29369 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 881 in isolation and 116381 in home surveillance. Besides, 1235642 persons have completed their surveillance period.
According to the bulletin, among the total 127535 positive cases in J&K, 12633 have been reported as travelers while 114902 as others.
The handout said that the breakup represents districts from which the patients have been traced or are ordinarily residing. Adding that there are 1091 COVID dedicated beds, 962 Isolation beds with 956 vacant beds and 129 ICU beds where 125 beds are vacant in Jammu division while there are 1570 COVID dedicated beds, 1484 Isolation beds where 1431 beds are vacant and 86 ICU beds where 77are vacant beds in Kashmir division. There are a total of 2661 COVID dedicated beds, 2446 Isolation beds with 2387 beds vacant and 215 ICU beds with 202 vacant beds in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
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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 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 govt 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.
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.