The Government today informed that 134 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 31 from Jammu division and 103 from Kashmir division, have been reported today, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 339124. Also, 02 COVID deaths have been reported from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 147 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and been discharged from various hospitals including 32 from Jammu Division and 115 from Kashmir Division.
The Bulletin informs that no new case of Mucormycosis has been reported today.
On COVID vaccination, the bulletin informs that 43,765 doses of COVID vaccine have been administered in the last 24 hours bringing the cumulative number of doses administered across J&K to 1,73,48,551.
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 339124 positive cases, 1427 are Active Positive (325 in Jammu Division and 1102 in Kashmir Division), 333197 have recovered and 4500 have died; 2190 in Jammu division and 2310 in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin further said that out of 18375409 test results available, 339124 samples have tested positive and 18036285 samples have been tested as negative till date. Besides, 51396 COVID tests have been conducted in last 24 hours.
Till date 4865740 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 6815 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 1427 in isolation and 429766 in home surveillance. Besides, 4423232 persons have completed their surveillance period.
Providing district-wise breakup for positive cases reported today, the Bulletin said that Srinagar reported 44 cases, Baramulla reported 26 cases, Budgam reported 04 cases, Pulwama reported 04 cases, Kupwara reported 09 cases, Anantnag reported 02 cases, Bandipora reported 01 case, Ganderbal reported 12 cases, Shopian reported no case while as Kulgam reported 01 fresh cases for today.
Similarly, Jammu reported 19 cases, Udhampur reported 01 case, Rajouri reported 01 case, Doda reported 04 cases, Kathua reported 02 case, Samba reported no case, Poonch reported 04 case, Kishtwar reported no cases, while as Ramban and Reasi no fresh case for today.
The bulletin further informs the general public that they can contact helpline numbers 0191-2520982/2674444/2674115/2674908/2549676 in Jammu Division and 0194-2440283/2430581/2452052/2457313/2457312 in Kashmir Division for any kind of guidance and assistance.
In case of emergency, people can avail free ambulance services 24×7 by calling toll free number 108 while as pregnant women and sick infants can avail free services by dialling toll free number 102, the bulletin reads.
It also informs that the public can reach national helpline by dialling 1075.
Further the bulletin also informs the public that for any kind of COVID-19 query, logon to www.covidrelief.jk.gov.in
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Admin Declares 6 Locations as Micro Containment Zones
Jammu DC Anshul Garg has declared 6 locations as micro-containment zones
Lt Governor reviews Covid-19 situation across the UT
Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today reviewed the Covid-19 situation across the UT in a series of meetings with the members of the Covid Task Force, DCs & SPs.
During the meetings, the Lt Governor reiterated the importance of Tele-consultation, expanding the services to far-flung areas and efficient monitoring of those in home isolation.
He also underlined the importance of involving the Community in awareness campaigns to sensitize people on mask usage and Covid protocol.
“We need to protect healthcare personnel, patients and communities, and accordingly our focus should remain on ramping up healthcare infrastructure, availability of oxygen, ventilators, essential medicines, etc”, the Lt Governor said.
The Lt Governor stressed that Testing, Tracing, Treatment, Covid Appropriate Behaviour and Vaccination will continue to be our strategy to effectively fight the Covid-19.
He impressed upon the officials to ensure proper implementation of Covid Protocol and CAB among the people to effectively break the chain of transmission.
The Lt Governor was briefed about the Covid containment measures at the district level including the functionality of War rooms, Covid help-lines, IEC campaign regarding Covid Appropriate Behaviour, distribution of Covid kits, besides facilities for extending assistance to people in need.
The chair also took stock of the vaccination drive for the 15-18 years age group and the precaution dose vaccination for healthcare & frontline workers and those over 60 years of age with co-morbidities.
Deputy Commissioners and other concerned officials were directed to widely publicize the COVID helpline numbers and other emergency contact numbers.
Sh Vivek Bhardwaj, Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Medical Education Department gave a detailed briefing on the district-wise analysis of the Covid-19 situation, the status of testing, contact tracing and vaccination across the UT, besides the status of bed occupancy in the designated hospitals.
It was informed that five districts – Kulgam, Shopian, Anantnag, Ganderbal and Poonch have completed the 100% coverage of 1st dose of vaccination in the 15-18 years age group, besides 70% of the total targeted population in the 15-18 years age group has been inoculated with the first dose across the UT.
The chair also took stock of the implementation of directions passed in previous meetings.
Sh Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Advisor to the Lt Governor; Dr Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary; Sh Atal Dulloo, Additional Chief Secretary, Finance Department; Sh Shailendra Kumar, Principal Secretary to the Government, Public Works (R&B) Department; Sh Nitishwar Kumar, Principal Secretary to the Lt Governor; besides Senior officers of Civil and police administration attended the meeting, in person and through virtual mode.
India logs over 2.35 lakh new COVID-19 cases, daily positivity rate down to 13.39 pc
India has reported 2,35,532 new COVID-19 cases and 871 deaths in the last 24 hours, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Saturday.
As per government data, there was a decline in the daily positivity rate to 13.39 per cent from 15.88 per cent on Friday. The weekly positivity rate also dipped to 16.89 per cent from 17.47 per cent yesterday.
India’s active caseload currently stands at 20,04,333 while the active cases account for 4.91 per cent of total cases.
With 3,35,939 recoveries from the infection reported in the last 24 hours, the cumulative recoveries mounted to 3,83,60,710. The recovery rate of the country has also improved to 93.89 per cent from 93.60 per cent on Friday.
In the last 24 hours, 17,59,434 tests were conducted, the ministry said.
The death toll is at 4,93,198 and the case fatality rate is 1.21 per cent.
In the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination drive across the country, 165.04 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far. Notably, India’s vaccination drive commenced on January 16, 2021.
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