Jammu and Kashmir Friday reported one death and 173 fresh positive cases taking the number of total active cases in the Union Territory to 1,618.
With one more death, the death toll in the UT stands at 4,490 and 173 fresh positive cases reported on Friday have pushed the tally of positive cases to 338,563.
Of the exact number of 338,563 cases, 213,003 are from Kashmir division and 125,560 from Jammu division. Officials said that among 173 new cases, 129 belong to Kashmir division while as 44 are from Jammu division, adding that the total number of positive cases in Kashmir division have reached to 213,003 including 209,506 recoveries and 2,301 deaths while as total number of positive cases in Jammu division have reached to 125,560 including 122,949 recoveries and 2,189 deaths
The officials said that the total number of active cases in Jammu and Kashmir are 1,618 including 1,196 from Kashmir division and 422 from Jammu division.
With 250 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in Jammu and Kashmir has reached 332,455 which is 98.20 percent of the total cases.
“Cases tested positive in J&K include 59 from Srinagar, 17 from Baramulla,12 from Budgam, 11 from Pulwama, 04 from Kupwara, 02 from Anantnag, 08 from Bandipora, 13 from Ganderbal, 03 from Kulgam and 00 from Shopian in Kashmir division while as 44 from Jammu division include 25 from Jammu, 01 from Udhampur, 01 from Rajouri, 05 from Doda, 01 from Kathua, 02 from Samba, 00 from Kishtwar, 03 from Poonch, 00 from Ramban and 06 from Reasi,” officials disclosed.
Meanwhile, authorities on Friday said that no fresh cases of Mucormycosis popularly known as black fungus was reported in the UT and tally stands at 49.
As per officials figures, 77,828 positive cases including 870 deaths and 76,388 recoveries are from Srinagar, 25,657 including 289 deaths and 25,134 recoveries are from Baramulla, 24,328 including 24,012 recoveries and 212 deaths are from Budgam, 15,645 including 15,406 recoveries and 194 deaths are from Pulwama, 14,813 including 167 deaths and 14,589 recoveries are from Kupwara, 16,696 including 16,472 recoveries and 207 deaths are from Anantnag, 10,074 cases including 9,905 and 106 deaths are from Bandipora, 10,821 including 10,651 recoveries and 80 deaths are from Ganderbal, 11,527 including 11,395 recoveries and 117 deaths are from Kulgam and 5,614 including 5,554 recoveries and 59 deaths are from Shopian.
In Jammu division, 53,825 including 52,485 recoveries and 1,153 deaths are from Jammu district, 11,450 including 11,306 recoveries and 138 deaths are from Udhampur, 11,348 including 11,092 recoveries and 238 deaths are from Rajouri, 7,974 including 7,802 recoveries and 134 deaths are from Doda, 9,368 including 9,201 recoveries and 152 deaths are from Kathua, 7,171 including 7,044 recoveries and 120 deaths are from Samba, 4,838 including 4,791 recoveries and 44 deaths are from Kishtwar, 6,554 including 6,427 recoveries and 100 deaths are from Poonch, 6,057 including 5,990 recoveries and 67 deaths are from Ramban and 6,975 including 6,811 recoveries and 43 deaths are from Reasi.
As per the daily information bulletin 4,738,498 persons in Jammu and Kashmir are under observation while 4,574 persons have been kept under home quarantine besides that 1,618 persons are in isolation.
According to the bulletin, 4,299,057 persons have completed the surveillance period and 428,759 persons are under home surveillance besides that so far results of 18,162,649 samples are available. Out of 18,162,649 the number of samples tested negative stands at 17,824,086 while as 338,563 have tested positive, among them 1,618 persons are active, 332,455 persons have recovered and 4,490 persons have died
J&K Logs 5394 new COVID Cases, 8 Deaths; Crosses 4 Lakh mark
Jammu and Kashmir on Monday recorded the highest ever single-day spike of 5394 new COVID-19 cases- 3349 in Kashmir and 2045 in Jammu-even as four new deaths each were reported in Kashmir and Jammu divisions in the last 24 hours.
The case tally has risen to 4,02,596 while the death toll jumped to 4,613-2,360 in Kashmir and 2,253 in Jammu, officials said.
A total of 353374 patients have recovered from the disease so far including the 3643 in the last 24 hours.
Active cases have surged to 44,609-13,542 in Jammu and 31,067 in Kashmir.
Admin issues New Guidelines for Passengers Arriving at J&K
Passengers who have taken both the vaccine doses and come by air, rail and road in the state will no longer have to undergo corona test. However, the passengers will have to show the vaccination certificate for this. The State Executive Committee of the Disaster Management Department, chaired by Chief Secretary Arun Kumar Mehta, took this decision while reviewing the current scenario of Corona in the state.
However, there will be a corona test for passengers with symptoms of Corona. In addition, District Deputy Commissioners have been asked to ensure compliance with COVID protocols in the respective districts. Pregnant women have been allowed to work from home in all offices, apart from ensuring that the employees follow the two-yard distance. Employees with disabilities have also been given the option of working from home.
Restrictions on non-essential movement will continue across the state from 2 pm on Friday to 6 am on Monday. Other points in the manual remain the same as before. In this, provision has been made for online education in educational institutions, and orders have been given to gather only 25 people in indoor and outdoor at one place.
Apart from this, only 25 people can attend a marriage at the banquet hall. In addition, there will be a ban on non-essential movement from 9 pm to 6 am every day.
Over 300 docs, paramedics test positive in Jammu district
Over 300 doctors and the members of paramedical staff of the Health Department, who comprised the COVID-19 sampling teams in different locations in the Jammu district, have contracted the infection.
Officials said that even as the sampling had been intensified with the deployment of over 53 teams by the Health and Medical Education Department across the district, many of the team members who were involved in collecting samples of the suspected COVID patients from different places, also tested positive.
“Over 300 doctors and paramedical staff members of the health department were found infected with the virus,” said a senior official.
“We are deploying doctors and other medical staff in shifts. After seven days of isolation and medical care, the doctors and other members of the staff are joining duties. After they resume, others infected with the virus proceed on leave for seven days,” he added.
“Somehow, we are managing the sampling which is undergoing in an aggressive manner across Jammu district. We have also deployed six teams for thermal screening of the people at the venue of the main Republic Day function,” the official said.
These teams will remain deployed there till January 29. Besides, the official said, “We have deployed 19 teams at Jammu Airport and 24 teams at Railway Station to sample people on their arrival.” “Around 100-150 samples are collected from Jammu airport and 800 from Jammu railway station as a routine exercise,” the official added.
Meanwhile, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Jammu J P Singh, while speaking to the media, expressed concern over, what he said, “casual approach of the people towards the deadly virus.”
“Despite instructions, they were not reporting to the Chest Disease Hospital at Bakshi Nagar and DRDO Jammu for triage-test,” he said.
“The people with severe illness (comorbidity) and aged having symptoms of COVID19 should come to CD Hospital Bakshi Nagar and DRDO Hospital at Bhagwati Nagar for their medical check-up instead of getting treatment in home isolation,” he said.
He said that the aged and people with comorbidity should approach these hospitals soon after they developed symptoms or they contracted infection so that timely medical care could be provided to them. Another official informed that around 109 infected people were admitted to MCH, DRDO Jammu and GMC Jammu’s COVID care ward. “We have a capacity to admit around 817 infected people in these hospitals and accordingly, the capacity would be increased,” the official said asserting that the majority of the infected people were in home isolation, unlike last year.
Pertinently, the Jammu district has around 59 micro-containment zones while 15 locations were de-notified after the recovery of the infected people.
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