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Couple dies just hours apart; JU AR, youth, 2 ex-servicemen among fresh death in J&K



The Jammu and Kashmir Union territory on Friday witnessed 34 deaths due to Covid-19 while as 1,723 fresh positive cases were also reported, taking the number of total active cases in the UT to 29,615

With 34 more deaths the death toll in the UT has reached 4,026 and 1,723 fresh positive cases reported on Friday have pushed the tally of positive cases to 297,602.

Of the exact number of 297,602 cases, 183,504 are from Kashmir division and 114,098 from Jammu division. Officials said that among 1,723 new cases, 1,124 belong to Kashmir division while as 599 are from Jammu division, adding that the total number of positive cases in Kashmir division have reached to 183,504 including 162,435 recoveries and 2,066 deaths while as total number of positive cases in Jammu division have reached to 114,098 including 101,526 recoveries and 1,960 deaths.

The officials said that the total number of active cases in Jammu and Kashmir are 29,615 including 19,003 from Kashmir division and 10,612 from Jammu division.

With 2,731 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in Jammu and Kashmir has reached to 263,961 which is 88.69 percent of the total cases.

“Cases tested positive in J&K include 303 from Srinagar, 177 from Baramulla, 128 from Budgam, 138 from Pulwama, 111 from Kupwara, 72 from Anantnag, 48 from Bandipora, 37 from Ganderbal, 88 from Kulgam and 22 from Shopian in Kashmir division while as 599 from Jammu division include 165 from Jammu, 53 from Udhampur, 73 from Rajouri, 48 from Doda, 22 from Kathua, 25 from Samba, 31 from Kishtwar, 95 from Poonch, 75 from Ramban and 12 from Reasi,” officials disclosed.

An aged couple hailing from village Kirpind in RS Pura tehsil of Jammu district died of Coronavirus just hours apart in the Government Medical College (GMC) Jammu.

An Assistant Registrar in the Jammu University died of post-COVID complications.

A 39-year-old ex-serviceman hailing from village Gadigarh passed away in the Military Hospital Satwari due to Coronavirus. Another ex-serviceman breathed his last in Udhampur district.

Out of 34 deaths reported , 03 died in GMC Jammu, 02 in GMC Doda, 02 in GMC Kathua, 02 in MH Satwari, 01 in SMVDNH Katra, 01 in CH Udhampur, 02 in Home/ Brought Dead, 06 in SMHS Sgr, 02 in SKIMS JVC Bemina, 02 in SKIMS Soura, 01 in JLNM Srinagar, 01 in DH Ganderbal, 02 in DH Bandipora, 05 in GMC Anantnag & 02 in DH Kulgam.

As per officials figures, 66,419 positive cases including 792 deaths and 61,933 recoveries are from Srinagar, 21,915 including 261 deaths and 19,222 recoveries are from Baramulla, 20,876 including 18,992 recoveries and 188 deaths are from Budgam, 13,680 including 11,415 recoveries and 172 deaths are from Pulwama, 12,505 including 148 deaths and 10,924 recoveries are from Kupwara, 14,913 including 11,329 recoveries and 175 deaths are from Anantnag, 8,651 cases including 7,747 and 96 deaths are from Bandipora, 8,962 including 7,865 recoveries and 70 deaths are from Ganderbal, 10,188 including 8,651 recoveries and 108 deaths are from Kulgam and 5,395 including 4,257 recoveries and 56 deaths are from Shopian.

In Jammu division, 51,380 including 45,704 recoveries and 1,090 deaths are from Jammu district, 10,776 including 1,0149 recoveries and 128 deaths are from Udhampur, 9,982 including 8,869 recoveries and 189 deaths are from Rajouri, 5,951 including 4,815 recoveries and 92 deaths are from Doda, 8,898 including 8,434 recoveries and 140 deaths are from Kathua, 6,857 including 5,809 recoveries and 113 deaths are from Samba, 4,102 including 3,841 recoveries and 35 deaths are from Kishtwar, 5,479 including 4,453 recoveries and 79 deaths are from Poonch, 5,307 including 4,485 recoveries and 56 deaths are from Ramban and 5,366 including 4,967 recoveries and 38 deaths are from Reasi.

As per the daily information bulletin 2,135,558 persons in Jammu and Kashmir are under observation while 80,993 persons have been kept under home quarantine besides that 29,615 persons are in isolation.

According to the bulletin, 1,875,269 persons have completed the surveillance period and 145,655 persons are under home surveillance besides that so far results of 8,746,810 samples are available. Out of 8,746,810 the number of samples tested negative stands at 8,449,208 while as 297,602 have tested positive, among them 30,657 persons are active, 263,961 persons have recovered and 4,026 persons have died


COVID alert: India reports 54,069 fresh cases, 1,321 deaths in last 24 hours




India recorded 54,069 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours and the daily positivity rate dropped to 2.91 per cent, the Union Health Ministry informed on Thursday.

The daily positivity rate has been below 5 per cent for 17 consecutive days.
The active cases further declined to 6,27,057, taking the weekly positivity rate to 3.04 per cent, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has improved to 96.61 per cent.

With the fresh cases, the country’s tally of cases has climbed to 3,00,82,778, as per Union Health Ministry.
The COVID-19 death toll climbed to 3,91,981 with 1,321 fresh fatalities in the last 24 hours.

The recoveries continue to outnumber daily new cases for the 42nd consecutive day. India witnessed 68,885 recoveries in the last 24 hours, taking the recovery tally to 2,90,63,740.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 39,78,32,667 samples were tested for COVID-19 up to June 24, and out of these, 18,59,469 samples were tested yesterday.

The Union Health Ministry has informed that the cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered under the nationwide vaccination drive has reached 30,16,26,028 out of which 64.89 lakh vaccine doses were administrated in the last 24 hours.

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COVID: First ‘delta plus variant’ reported in Jammu




The first case of ‘Delta plus Variant’ of the Novel Coronavirus has been reported in Jammu, an official said.

Confirming the case, Dr Shashi Sudan Sharma, Principal, Government Medical College and Hospital, Jammu said, “around ten days ago, a sample was received from Katra and the same was sent to Delhi for testing.”

“As per report it was confirmed ‘Delta plus Variant’ but the history/background of the patient is not known,” she said adding that either the carrier was local or a traveler to Katra is not yet ascertained.

Scientists around the World and in India are concerned about ‘Delta Plus’, an emerging form of the Delta variant of the novel coronavirus, which allows it to “escape” antibodies in recently approved treatment regimes.

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J&K reports 444 fresh Covid19 cases, 4 deaths




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The Government on Wednesday informed that 444 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 138 from Jammu division and 306 from Kashmir division, have been reported today, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 313028. Also, 04COVID-19 deaths have been reported,02 from Jammu Division and 02 from Kashmir Division.

Moreover, 839 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 250 from Jammu Division and 589 from Kashmir Division.

01new confirmed case of mucormycosis has been reported today, bringing the cumulative no of confirmed cases to 26 in the UT of J&K.

Besides this, 80.18 percent of population above the age of 45 years has been vaccinated across the Jammu and Kashmir.

According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 313028 positive cases, 6782 are Active Positive, 301973 have recovered and 4273 have died; 2079 in Jammu division and 2194 in Kashmir division.

The Bulletin further said that out of 9629643 test results available, 9316615 samples have been tested as negative till 23rd June, 2021.

Till date 2345375 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 29138 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 6782 in isolation and 203162 in home surveillance. Besides, 2102020 persons have completed their surveillance period.

Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 69429 positive cases (including 98 cases reported today) with 1179 Active Positive, 67427 recovered (including 158 cases recovered today), 823 deaths; Baramulla has 23084 positive cases (including 34 cases reported today)with 498 active Positive, 22310 recovered (including 36 cases recovered today), 276 deaths; Budgam reported 22397 positive cases (including 40 cases reported today)with 548 active positive cases, 21648 recovered (including 84 cases recovered today), 201 deaths; Pulwama has 14747 positive cases (including 19 cases reported today)with 439 Active Positive, 14120 recovered (including 124 cases recovered today)and 188 deaths; Kupwara has 13632 positive cases (including 25 cases reported today), 480 Active Positive, 12991 recoveries (including 63 cases recovered today), 161 deaths; Anantnag district has 15900 positive cases (including 40 cases reported today)with 405 Active Positive, 15297 recovered (including 30 cases recovered today), 198 deaths; Bandipora has 9202 positive cases (including 17 cases reported today), with 224 Active Positive and 8879 recoveries (including 30 cases recovered today), 99 deaths; Ganderbal has 9491 positive cases (including 19 cases reported today) with 205 Active Positive, 9210 recoveries (including 22 cases recovered today) and 76 deaths; Kulgam has 10941 positive cases (including 11 cases reported today)with 271 Active Positive, 10556 recoveries (including 35 cases recovered today) and 114 deaths while as Shopian has 5540 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today), 28 active positive cases, 5454 recoveries (including 07 cases recovered today) and 58 deaths.

Similarly, Jammu has 52295 positive cases (including 20 cases reported today) with 750 active positive cases, 50418recoveries (including 94 cases recovered today), 1127 deaths; Udhampur has 11104 positive cases (including 09cases reported today), 108active positive cases, 10865 recoveries (including08 cases recovered today)and131deaths; Rajouri has 10617 positive cases (including 23 cases reported today)with 244active positive, 10157recoveries (including 31 cases recovered today)and 216deaths; Doda has 6693 positive cases (including 25cases reported today)with636Active positive, 5949recovered (including 46 cases recovered today)and 108deaths; Kathua has 9168 positive cases (including 06 cases reported today), 69 active positive cases, 8950recovered(including 15cases recovered today) and 149deaths; Kishtwar has 4358 positive cases (including 09 cases reported today)with 114 Active Positive, 4203 recoveries (including 20 cases recovered today)and41 deaths; Samba has 7044 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today)with 69 active positive cases, 6857recoveries (including 18cases recovered today)and 118 deaths; Poonch has 6017 positive cases (including 17 cases reported today)with271active positive, 5659recoveriesand 87 deaths; Ramban has 5759 positive cases (including 08cases reported today)with133 active positive cases, 5566 recoveries (including 10 cases recovered today) and 60 deaths while Reasi has 5610 positive (including 18 cases reported today)with 111 active positive cases, 5457 recoveries (including08 cases recovered today)and 42 deaths.

According to the bulletin, among the total 313028 positive cases in J&K, 22029have been reported as travelers while 290999as 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 2695 COVID dedicated beds, 2283 Isolation beds with 2166vacant beds and 412 ICU beds where 361 beds are vacant in Jammu division while there are 3353 COVID dedicated beds, 3074 Isolation beds where 2643 beds are vacant and 279 ICU beds where 219are vacant beds in Kashmir division. There are a total of 6048 COVID dedicated beds, 5357 Isolation beds with 4809beds vacant and 691 ICU beds with 580vacant 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 National Tele-consultation Service. People can avail these services from Home by registering online on web portal The services are available on Monday to Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. People can also download and install e-sanjeevani OPD app from google play store.

To ensure public convenience and avoid chaos & panic crowding at tertiary care hospitals, COVID-19 Triage Facility has been started in Jammu at (i) Chest Disease Hospital, Jammu (opposite GMC Hospital Complex, Jammu, Triage CD Hospital Jammu Contact No.-9541925371, 0191-2561000), (ii) Govt Hospital Gandhinagar (Old Block) Contact No.0191-2459300 and in Srinagar at (i) National Institute of Technology Campus, Hazratbal, Srinagar, Contact No. 9419006991& (ii) SKIMS-JVC Bemina, Contact No. 7006617821, that shall act as “first arrival point” for screening of any COVID +ve patient intending to get admitted in Govt. Medical College Jammu/ Srinagar & Associated Hospitals, SKIMS Soura and other identified dedicated COVID Hospitals under Directorate of Health Services Jammu/ Kashmir.

For COVID +ve cases in periphery areas and districts other than Jammu/ Srinagar, the triage point shall be the concerned District Hospital / New GMCs (Doda/ Kathua/ Rajouri/ Baramulla/ Anantnag). Admission of such patients from these districts to GMC Jammu/ Srinagar, SKIMS Soura etc shall be strictly on referral basis only.

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 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.

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 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 Corona virus 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, anti-tussives, bronchodilator, etc. Properties during the COVID-19 pandemic. The department so far has provided medicine to 20.11 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.

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.

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Covid-19 Stats

24 Jun 2021, 3:30 AM (GMT)

Coronavirus Stats

30,092,448 Total Cases
392,123 Death Cases
29,064,502 Recovered Cases


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