JK reports 3967 new positive cases, 197701 recovered so far

JAMMU, MAY 18 (KNS): The Government on Tuesday informed that3967 new positive cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19),1704 from the Jammu division and 2263 from the Kashmir division, have been reported today, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 251919. Also, 71 COVID-19 deaths have been reported,39 from Jammu Division and 32 from Kashmir Division.

Moreover, 3823 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 1360 from Jammu Division and 2463 from Kashmir Division.

According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), out of 251919 positive cases, 50925 are Active Positive, 197701 have recovered and 3293 have died; 1532in Jammu division and 1761 in Kashmir division.

The Bulletin further said that out of 7996880 test results available, 7744961 samples have been tested as negative till 18th May 2021.

Till date 1983113 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 75443 persons in-home quarantine including facilities operated by the government, 50925 in isolation and 124809 in-home surveillance. Besides, 1728643 persons have completed their surveillance period.

Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 59191 positive cases (including 666 cases reported today) with 7791 Active Positive, 50699recovered (including 730cases recovered today), 701 deaths; Baramulla has 18352 positive cases (including 196 cases reported today)with 2847Active Positive, 15279recovered (including 425 cases recovered today), 226 deaths; Budgam reported 16852positive cases (including454 cases reported today)with 4219 active positive cases, 12479 recovered (including 313cases recovered today), 154 deaths; Pulwama has 11014 positive cases (including 127 cases reported today)with2486Active Positive, 8386recovered (including 201 cases recovered today)and 142 deaths; Kupwara has 9616 positive cases (including 120 cases reported today), 1735 Active Positive, 7755recoveries (including 143 cases recovered today), 126 deaths;  Anantnag district has 11931 positive cases (including 156 cases reported today)with 4094 Active Positive, 7697recovered (including 200 cases recovered today), 140 deaths;  Bandipora has 7224 positive cases (including134 cases reported today), with1087Active Positive and 6059 recoveries (including 32cases recovered today),78 deaths; Ganderbal has 7166 positive cases (including 116cases reported today)with 1070Active Positive, 6032 recoveries (including 149 cases recovered today)and64deaths; Kulgam has 8114 positive cases (including 190 cases reported today)with 3437 Active Positive, 4594recoveries (including146 cases recovered today)and 83 deaths while as Shopian has 4642 positive cases (including 104 cases reported today),1138active positive cases, 3457 recoveries (including 124 cases recovered today)and47 deaths.

Similarly, Jammu has 45357 positive cases (including 522 cases reported today) with 7901 active positive cases, 36594recoveries (including 644 cases recovered today), 862 deaths; Udhampur has 9342 positive cases (including 272cases reported today), 1800active positive cases, 7438 recoveries (including114 cases recovered today)and104 deaths; Rajouri has 8323 positive cases (including 141 cases reported today)with 3419active positive, 4762recoveries (including 131 cases recovered today)and 142deaths; Doda has 4831 positive cases (including 59cases reported today)with969Active positive, 3787 recovered (including 50 cases recovered today)and 75 deaths; Kathua has 7588 positive cases (including 183 cases reported today), 1413 active positive cases, 6072recovered(including 143cases recovered today) and 103deaths; Kishtwar has 3612 positive cases (including 49 cases reported today)with 381 Active Positive, 3205 recoveries (including 77 cases recovered today)and26 deaths; Samba has 5843 positive cases (including 107 cases reported today)with 2134 active positive cases, 3622 recoveries(including 96 cases recovered today) and 87 deaths; Poonch has 4406 positive cases (including 123 cases reported today)with1373active positive, 2967recoveries (including 17 cases recovered today)and 66 deaths; Rambanhas 3917 positive cases (including 188 cases reported today)with910 active positive cases, 2964 recoveries (including 46 cases recovered today)and 43 deaths while Reasi has 4598 positive (including 60 cases reported today)with 721 active positive cases, 3853 recoveries (including42 cases recovered today)and 24 deaths.

According to the bulletin, among the total 251919 positive cases in J&K, 21095have been reported as travellers while 230824 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 2581 COVID dedicated beds, 2310 Isolation beds with 822vacant beds and 271 ICU beds where 85 beds are vacant in Jammu division while there are 2853 COVID dedicated beds, 2720 Isolation beds where 1062 beds are vacant and 133 ICU beds where 73are vacant beds in Kashmir division. There are a total of 5434 COVID dedicated beds, 5030 Isolation beds with 1884 beds vacant and 404 ICU beds with 158vacant 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 the National Tele-consultation Service. People can avail of these services from Home by registering online on the 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 the google play store.

Besides, 24x7 Rapid Antigen Testing facility for COVID-19 has been started outside the emergency of GMC Hospital Jammu. The facility will be very useful for the segregation of patients in the emergency wing of GMC Jammu.

Meanwhile, a 24x7 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 a 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 handwashing with soap and water.”

In case of any emergency, people can avail of free ambulance services 24x7 at their doorsteps by calling on toll-free number 108 while as pregnant women and sick infants can avail of free ambulance services by dialling 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 Coronavirus 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, antitussives, bronchodilator, etc. properties during the COVID-19 pandemic. The department so far has provided medicine to 16.95 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.

The 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 rumours and pay no heed to them at the same time.(KNS)

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