The Government on Saturday informed that 118 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 40 from Jammu division and 78 from Kashmir division, have been reported today, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 321462.
Moreover, 113 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 43 from Jammu Division and 70from Kashmir Division.
Besides this, 99.46 percent of population above the age of 45 years has been vaccinated across the Jammu and Kashmir.
The Bulletin also informs that No confirmed case of Mucormycosis has been reported today, thus the total number of confirmed cases remains 35 in the UT of J&K.
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 321462 positive cases, 1176are Active Positive, 315908 have recovered and 4378 have died; 2142 in Jammu division and 2236 in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin further said that out of 11718976 test results available, 11397514 samples have been tested as negative till today.
Till date 2845857 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 8909 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 1176 in isolation and 353482 in home surveillance. Besides, 2477912 persons have completed their surveillance period.
Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 71389 positive cases (including 19 cases reported today) with 318 Active Positive, 70239 recovered (including 16 cases recovered today), 832 deaths; Baramulla has 23625 positive cases (including 15 cases reported today) with 114 Active Positive, 23229 recovered (including 08 cases recovered today), 282 deaths; Budgam reported 22895 positive cases (including 09 cases reported today) with 68 active positive cases, 22622 recovered (including 07 cases recovered today), 205 deaths; Pulwama has 15188 positive cases (including 14 cases recovered today) with 48 Active Positive, 14946 recovered (including 18 cases recovered today)and 194 deaths; Kupwara has 14065 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today), 34 Active Positive, 13866 recoveries (including 05 cases recovered today), 165 deaths; Anantnag district has 16323 positive cases (including 01 cases reported today)with 37 Active Positive, 16081 recovered (including 02 cases recovered today), 205 deaths; Bandipora has 9468 positive cases (including 01 cases reported today) with 11 Active Positive, 9357 recoveries (including 07 cases recovered today), 100 deaths; Ganderbal has 9907 positive cases (including 10 cases reported today) with 51 Active Positive, 9778 recoveries (including 07 cases recovered today) and 78 deaths; Kulgam has 11261 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today)with 30 Active Positive, 11114 recoveries and 117 deaths while as Shopian has 5584 positive cases with 10 active positive cases, 5516recoveriesand 58 deaths.
Similarly, Jammu has 52764 positive cases (including 10 cases reported today) with 111 active positive cases, 51514 recoveries (including 16 cases recovered today), 1139 deaths; Udhampur has 11296 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today), 31 active positive cases, 11130 recoveries (including 01 cases recovered today) and 135 deaths; Rajouri has 10929 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) 47 active positive, 10657 recoveries (including 06 cases recovered today) and 225 deaths; Doda has 7251 positive cases (including 10 cases reported today) with 95 Active positive, 7031 recovered (including 07 cases recovered today) and 125 deaths; Kathua has 9262 positive cases with 05 active positive cases, 9106 recovered and 151 deaths; Samba has 7123positive cases with 13 active positive cases, 6991 recoveries and 119 deaths; Kishtwar has 4641 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) with 32 Active Positive, 4565 recoveries (including 06 cases recovered today) and 44 deaths; Poonch has 6263 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) with 34 active positive, 6134 recoveries (including 06 cases recovered today) and 95 deaths; Ramban has 5966positive cases (including 01 cases reported today)with 23 active positive cases, 5877 recoveries (including 01 cases recovered today)and 66 deaths while Reasi has 6262 positive cases (including 08 cases reported today)with 64 active positive cases, 6155recoveriesand 43 deaths.
According to the bulletin, among the total 321462 positive cases in J&K, 22846 have been reported as travelers while 298616 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 2423 COVID dedicated beds, 2019 Isolation beds with 1991 vacant beds and 404 ICU beds where 391 beds are vacant in Jammu division while there are 3353 COVID dedicated beds, 3074 Isolation beds where 3032 beds are vacant and 279 ICU beds where 239 are vacant beds in Kashmir division. There are a total of 5776 COVID dedicated beds, 5093 Isolation beds with 5023 beds vacant and 683 ICU beds with 630 vacant 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 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 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 facilities for COVID-19 have 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 dialing 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 22.12 lakh people that include various frontline workers, senior citizens, PRIs, police/paramilitary personnel 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.
India reports 18,795 new COVID-19 cases, lowest in 201 days
With 18,795 new COVID-19 infections reported in the last 24 hours, India on Tuesday recorded less than 20,000 cases after 201 days, informed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
Out of 18,795 new COVID-19 cases across India, 11,699 cases were reported in Kerala yesterday.
India’s cumulative tally has reached 3,36,97,581, and the number of active cases has declined to 2,92,206, which is the lowest in 192 days.
The active cases account for less than 1 per cent of total cases, currently at 0.87 per cent, the lowest since March 2020
According to the health ministry, 32,9,58,002 people have recovered from the disease so far, out of which 26,030 recovered in the last 24 hours.
The country reported the highest recoveries since March 2020, and it currently stands at 97.81 per cent.
The death toll climbed to 4,47,373 with 179 new fatalities.
Meanwhile, the daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.42 per cent. It has been less than 3 per cent for the 29th consecutive day while the weekly positivity rate has also declined to 1.88 per cent. It has been less than 3 per cent for the last 95 days.
As many as 13,21,780 tests were conducted on Monday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far in the country to 56,57,30,031, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
The country has also administered 87.07 crore vaccine doses so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive.
The cumulative number of COVID vaccine doses administered in the country so far has reached 87,07,08,636 of which doses 1,02,22,525 were administered in the last 24 hours.
India reports 26,041 new COVID-19 cases
India reported 26,041 new COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Monday.
The active caseload now stands at 2,99,620 which is the lowest in 191 days. The active cases account for less than 1 per cent and are currently at 0.89 per cent of total cases.
With 29,621 recoveries during the last 24 hours, the recovery rate stands at 97.78 per cent. As many as 3,29,31,972 people have recovered from the disease so far, according to the health ministry.
The daily positivity rate has remained below 3 per cent for the last 28 days and currently stands at 2.24 per cent while the weekly positivity rate is at 1.94 per cent. It has remained below 3 per cent in the last 94 days.
A total of 56.44 crore COVID-19 tests have been conducted across India.
The health ministry said that 86.01 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.
India records 28,326 fresh COVID-19 cases, 260 deaths in last 24 hours
India recorded 28,326 new COVID-19 cases and 260 deaths in the last 24 hours, pushing the overall caseload to 3,35,52,805 and the total death toll to 4,46,918, as per data released by the Ministry of Health on Sunday (September 26, 2021). Out of these, Kerala contributed 16,671 fresh cases and 120 deaths.
Over 26,032 recoveries were also recorded in the country in the last 24 hours, taking total recoveries to 3,29,02,351 and the active caseload now stands at 3,03,476.
An increase of 2,034 cases was recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours. The daily positivity rate stands at 1.90 percent, while the recovery rate is currently at 97.77 percent. According to the data, 85.60 Crore vaccine doses have been administered so far under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive.
Meanwhile, the global coronavirus caseload has topped 231.4 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.74 million and vaccinations soared to over 6.07 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University.
In its latest update on Sunday morning, the University`s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload, death toll and vaccination tally stood at 231,477,987, 4,742,762 and 6,072,672,218, respectively.
The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world`s highest number of cases and deaths at 42,901,854 and 687,746, respectively, according to the CSSE. In terms of infections, India follows in the second place with 33,624,419 cases.
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