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Over 4.90 crore unutilised COVID-19 vaccine doses available with states, UTs

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Over 4.90 crore balance and unutilised COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available with the states and union territories to be administered, informed Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Monday.

The ministry said that 72,70,48,325 vaccine doses have been provided to states and union territories so far through free of cost channel and through the direct state procurement category. Of the total vaccine provided, 4,90,36,525 balance and unutilised COVID vaccine doses are still available with the states/UTs to be administered. Further, more than 8 lakh doses (8,25,000) are in the pipeline.

The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country. The new phase of universalisation of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from June 21.

The vaccination drive has been ramped up through the availability of more vaccines, advanced visibility of vaccine availability to states and UTs for enabling better planning by them and streamlining the vaccine supply chain.

As part of the nationwide vaccination drive, the Central government has been supporting the States and UTs by providing them COVID Vaccines free of cost. In the new phase of the universalisation of the COVID-19 vaccination drive, the Central government will procure and supply (free of cost) 75 per cent of the vaccines being produced by the vaccine manufacturers in the country to states and UTs.

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India records 26,115 new cases in 24 hours, a significant 13.6% dip from yesterday

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According to data published by the Union ministry of health and family welfare, India recorded 26,115 new cases on Tuesday (September 21), thus reporting a significant dip in the daily tally of cases. Around 252 fatalities were also recorded in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 445,385.

These are some of the latest development for COVID as shared by the Ministry of Health:

– 81.85 Cr. vaccine doses have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive

– Active cases account for less than 1% of total cases, currently at 0.92%; lowest since March 2020

– India’s Active caseload stands at 3,09,575; lowest in 184 days

– 26,115 new cases in the last 24 hours

– Recovery Rate currently at 97.75%; Highest since March 2020

34,469 recoveries in the last 24 hours increases Total Recoveries to 3,27,49,574

– Weekly Positivity Rate (2.08%) less than 3% for last 88 days

– Daily positivity rate (1.85%) less than 3% for last 22 days

– 55.50 cr Total Tests conducted so far

Meanwhile earlier, vaccinologist Dr Gangandeep Kang said local flare-ups that will be smaller and spread wider across the country may add up to form a third wave of the pandemic, but the scale will not be like before. In an interview with PTI over the COVID-19 situation in India, Kang said after the second wave, maybe a quarter of the country’s population continues to be susceptible to the virus. “So will we be able to achieve within that quarter the same numbers and the same patterns that we saw in the second wave? That I think is unlikely. What we will see is local flare-ups that will be smaller and spread wider across the country. Now if that will collect to form a third wave, that may happen if we have a lot of behaviour change around festivals, but the scale is not going to be anything like what we saw before,” she said.

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COVID-19 update: India records 30,256 new cases, 295 deaths

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India recorded 30,256 new COVID-19 cases and 295 deaths in the last 24 hours, pushing the overall caseload to 3,34,78,419 and death toll to 4,45,133, as per data released by the Ministry of Health on Monday (September 20, 2021). Out of the 30,256 cases recorded in the country, Kerala added recorded 19,653 COVID cases and over 152 deaths.

Kerala reported 19,653 fresh COVID-19 cases and 152 deaths in the last 24 hours, which took the caseload to 45,08,493 and total fatalities to 23,591 in the state. The number of people who recovered from the infection since Saturday was 26,711 which brought the total recoveries to 43,10,674 and the number of active cases to 1,73,631, an official press release said.

The country also recorded 43,938 recoveries in the last 24 hours, taking total recoveries to 3,27,15,105 and the active caseload now stands at 3,18,181. A decrease of 13,977 cases was recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

The country’s recovery rate now stands at 97.72 percent. ICMR also revealed that a total of 11,77,607 samples were tested for COVID-19 in the same period of 24 hours.

India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 2020, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19.

India crossed the grim milestone of two crores on May 4 and three crores on June 23.

 

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COVID19: J&K reports 168 new positive cases, 322032 recovered so far

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The Government on Sunday informed that 168 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 15 from Jammu division and 153 from Kashmir division, have been reported today, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 327941.

Moreover, 154 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and been discharged from various hospitals including 26 from Jammu Division and 128 from Kashmir Division.

Besides this, 77.31 percent of the population above the age of 18 years has been vaccinated across Jammu and Kashmir.

The Bulletin also informs that no new case of Mucormycosis has been reported today, thus the total number of confirmed cases remains 46 in the UT of J&K.

According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 327941 positive cases, 1493 are Active Positive, 322032 have recovered and 4416 have died; 2169 in Jammu division and 2247 in Kashmir division.

The Bulletin further said that out of 14315258 test results available, 13987317 samples have been tested as negative till today.

Till date 3464809 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 7922 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 1493 in isolation and 462472 in home surveillance. Besides, 2988506 persons have completed their surveillance period.

Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 73635 positive cases (including 92 cases reported today) with 795 Active Positive, 72002 recovered (including 70 cases recovered today), 838 deaths; Baramulla has 24165 positive cases (including 12 cases reported today) with 134 Active Positive, 23749 recovered (including 22 cases recovered today), 282 deaths; Budgam reported 23448 positive cases (including 20 cases reported today) with 135 active positive cases, 23106 recovered (including 20 cases recovered today), 207 deaths; Pulwama has 15410 positive cases with 32 Active Positive, 15184 recovered and 194 deaths; Kupwara has 14317 positive cases (including 03 cases reported today), 30 Active Positive, 14121 recoveries (including 06 cases recovered today) and 166 deaths; Anantnag district has 16495 positive cases with 21 Active Positive, 16269 recovered and 205 deaths; Bandipora has 9698 positive cases with 29 Active Positive, 9568 recoveries and 101 deaths; Ganderbal has 10227 positive cases (including 12 cases reported today) with 54 Active Positive, 10094 recoveries and 79 deaths; Kulgam has 11471 positive cases 33 Active Positive, 11321 recoveries and 117 deaths while as Shopian has 5603 positive cases with 03 active positive cases, 5542 recoveries and 58 deaths.

Similarly, Jammu has 53110 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today) with 51 active positive cases, 51916 recoveries (including 05 cases recovered today), 1143 deaths; Udhampur has 11390 positive cases with 05 active positive cases, 11248 recoveries and 137 deaths; Rajouri has 11145 positive cases with 22 active positive, 10887 recoveries and 236 deaths; Doda has 7716 positive cases (including 06 cases reported today) with 73 Active positive, 7512 recovered and 131 deaths; Kathua has 9288 positive cases with 01 active positive case, 9136 recovered and 151 deaths; Samba has 7140 positive cases with 02 active positive cases, 7018 recoveries and 120 deaths; Kishtwar has 4805 positive cases with 08 Active Positive, 4753 recoveries and 44 deaths; Poonch has 6340 positive cases with 08 active positive, 6235 recoveries and 97 deaths; Ramban has 6011 positive cases with 12 active positive cases, 5932 recoveries and 67 deaths while Reasi has 6527 positive cases with 45 active positive cases, 6439 recoveries and 43 deaths.

According to the bulletin, among the total 327941 positive cases in J&K, 23351 have been reported as travelers while 304590 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 2012 vacant beds and 404 ICU beds where 401 beds are vacant in Jammu division while there are 3353 COVID dedicated beds, 3074 Isolation beds where 2978 beds are vacant and 279 ICU beds where 261 are vacant beds in Kashmir division. There are a total of 5776 COVID dedicated beds, 5093 Isolation beds with 4990 beds vacant and 683 ICU beds with 662 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 the 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 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 the lives 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 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 24.27 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.

Further they are informed that for any kind of COVID-19 query, logon to www.covidrelief.jk.gov.in

The readers can also reach us on the official Twitter account of DIPR-J&K @diprjk; website: http://www.jkdirinf.in; Webportal: jkinfonews.com and Facebook: @JKInformationOfficial.

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Covid-19 Stats

21 Sep 2021, 2:25 AM (GMT)

Coronavirus Stats

33,504,534 Total Cases
445,416 Death Cases
32,749,574 Recovered Cases

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