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Spike in corona cases: J&K LG Sinha takes key decisions

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Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha chaired a series of meetings with COVID Task Force, Deputy Commissioners and SPs from across the UT, in which important decisions were taken to strengthen the Covid containment efforts in J&K.

The Lt Governor is keeping a close watch on the Covid containment measures being undertaken by the district administrations across the UT.

“Protect and save precious lives by discharging your duties with determination, dedication and greater responsibility. Put in your best efforts and work round-the-clock to ensure the availability of all the necessary medicare facilities, besides laying a strong rapid response mechanism in all districts in order to deal with the emerging situation”, the Lt Governor asked the officers.

Rate of vaccination & testing, effective management of Covid Care Centres will be the parameters for monitoring performance of the officers, maintained the Lt Governor.

Taking cognizance of the low vaccination rate in some districts, the Lt Governor passed strict directions to the DCs for scaling-up the vaccination in their respective districts.

Maximize the testing for areas with high positivity rate. Fix vaccination & testing targets for Tehsildars and BDOs. Share good practices and take comprehensive measures to bring down the covid positivity rate across the districts, besides tracking the trend on daily basis, the Lt Governor directed the DCs.

The DCs were asked to prepare a futuristic plan to contain the spread of the deadly virus. Take prompt action on covid related issues and regularly brief the media providing factual and accurate information to the public, added the Lt Governor.

Emphasizing on regulating the movement of people during the restrictions, the Lt Governor directed the Divisional Commissioners and DCs to streamline the process of issuance of passes.

While reviewing the district-wise status of preparations being made to contain the spread of Corona virus in rural areas, the Lt Governor set timelines for establishment of 5-bedded Covid Care Centres at panchayat level across J&K.

He directed for prioritizing far flung areas for establishing these centres, besides ensuring availability of all requisite facilities for the patients including proper ventilation, beds, oxygen support, necessary medical kits, linkage with nearest healthcare centres, referral linkage with dedicated Covid health centres & hospitals, availability of tele-medicine facilities, power backup and other basic facilities.

“We are decentralizing the Covid management, which is essential for effective and efficient public health system. Focus on strengthening primary health care in rural areas. There is a need to increase the availability and accessibility of healthcare support system in far flung areas,” the Lt Governor said.

The Lt Governor instructed the Principal Secretary, Rural Development Department to lay a comprehensive mechanism for monitoring the operationalization of Covid care centres in Panchayats.

The Lt Governor laid stress on proper training of ASHA and Anganwadi workers, besides mobilizing PRIs & volunteers and utilizing SDRF funds for effective management of Covid care centres at panchayat level. Health department was directed to proactively engage in functioning of these Covid care facilities.

“Community health workers ASHA/ANMs are the foundation of health services. Panchayat Covid Centre to help people adopt Covid protocol. The need for hospital services can be reduced with effective implementation of preventive and promotive protocols by the community health workers,” the Lt Governor observed.

The Lt Governor further underlined the need for spreading massive awareness in villages regarding oxygen saturation level and educating the people on when to seek medical attention.

Reiterating the directions issued in earlier meetings, the Lt Governor called for ensuring timely payments under MGNREGA, and continuous extension of benefits of various beneficiary oriented schemes. He further asked the Rural Development and Social Welfare Departments to put a close monitoring on the implementation of welfare measures like special pension for life and scholarships for children being taken by the Government to help those who unfortunately lost their loved ones to Covid-19.

On the development front, the Lt Governor directed the DCs for early submission of the District Plans. The District Plan must reflect the participation of all stakeholders, besides replicating the developmental aspirations of the people, he added.

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India reports lowest one-day rise in COVID-19 cases after 71 days

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India on Sunday (June 13, 2021) reported its lowest one-day rise in the COVID-19 cases after 71 days. The country recorded 80,834 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, the figures by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare showed.

India’s active caseload has now declined to 10,26,159, while the weekly positivity rate has dropped to 4.74% and the daily positivity rate stands at 4.25%.

There were also 3,303 coronavirus-related deaths between Saturday and Sunday morning.

So far, there have been 2.94 crore cases and 3.70 lakh fatalities across the country.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare also informed that 1,32,062 patients recovered in the last 24 hours. India now has registered 2.80 crore recoveries and the recovery rate has improved to 95.26%.

Meanwhile, more than 25.31 crore coronavirus vaccine doses have been administered across the country.

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COVID-19 Updates: India Reports 84,332 New Cases, 4,002 Deaths

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India on Saturday morning reported 84,332 new COVID-19 cases, lowest in 70 days, and 4,002 deaths in the last 24 hours. As per the latest health ministry update, 24,96,00,304 people have been vaccinated so far in the country, with 34,33,763 taking the jab in the last 24 hours. The total active cases have dropped by 40,981 and now stands at 10,80,690.
The country saw 1,21,311 recoveries during past one-day period with 2,79,11,384 people having recovered in total. The recovery rate has increased to 95.07 per cent, a government release pointed out.

The country’s weekly positivity rate is currently at 4.94 per cent while the daily positivity rate is 4.39 per cent, remaining below the 10 per cent mark for 19 consecutive days.

Tamil Nadu is among the bottom five states in terms of vaccinating its population against coronavirus. So far, the state has inoculated only nine per cent of its seven-crore population with the first dose of the vaccine. This has put the state right at the bottom of the list of states with low vaccination percentage along with UP, Assam, Bihar and Jharkhand.

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COVID-19: J&K reports 17 deaths, 906 positive cases

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The Jammu and Kashmir Union territory on Friday witnessed 17 deaths due to Covid-19 while as 906 fresh positive cases were also reported, taking the number of total active cases in the UT to 17,585

With 17 more deaths the death toll in the UT has reached to 4,160 and 906 fresh positive cases reported on Friday has pushed the tally of positive cases to 305,772

Of the exact number of 305,772 cases, 189,274 are from Kashmir division and 116,498 from Jammu division. Officials told  that among 906 new cases, 662 belong to Kashmir division while as 244 are from Jammu division, adding that the total number of positive cases in Kashmir division have reached to 189,274 including 176,023 recoveries and 2,138 deaths while as total number of positive cases in Jammu division have reached to 116,498 including 108,004 recoveries and 2,022 deaths.

The officials said that the total number of active cases in Jammu and Kashmir are 17,585 including 11,113 from Kashmir division and 6,472 from Jammu division.

With 1,885 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in Jammu and Kashmir has reached to 284,027 which is 92.88 percent of the total cases.

“Cases tested positive in J&K include 156 from Srinagar, 86 from Baramulla, 92 from Budgam, 63 from Pulwama, 74 from Kupwara, 54 from Anantnag, 44 from Bandipora, 31 from Ganderbal, 53 from Kulgam and 09 from Shopian in Kashmir division while as 244 from Jammu division include 53 from Jammu, 19 from Udhampur, 39 from Rajouri, 21 from Doda, 11 from Kathua, 21 from Samba, 14 from Kishtwar, 43 from Poonch, 18 from Ramban and 05 from Reasi,” officials disclosed

Meanwhile, authorities on Friday said that no fresh case of Mucormycosis popularly known as black fungus was reported and toll stands at 18.

Out of 17 deaths reported today, 01 died in GMC Jammu, 02 in GMC Rajouri, 03 in GMC Doda, 01 in DH Reasi, 03 in Home/ Brought Dead, 04 in SMHS Sgr, 01 in SKIMS Soura, 01 in SKIMS JVC Bemina & 01 in GMC Anantnag.

As per officials figures, 67,915 positive cases including 809 deaths and 64,615 recoveries are from Srinagar, 22,584 including 272 deaths and 20,435 recoveries are from Baramulla, 21,675 including 20,232 recoveries and 199 deaths are from Budgam, 14,294 including 12,797 recoveries and 180 deaths are from Pulwama, 13,130 including 151 deaths and 12,026 recoveries are from Kupwara, 15,412 including 14,298 recoveries and 191 deaths are from Anantnag, 8,917 cases including 8,437 and 98 deaths are from Bandipora, 9,234 including 8,629 recoveries and 71 deaths are from Ganderbal, 10,630 including 9,498 recoveries and 109 deaths are from Kulgam and 5,483 including 5,056 recoveries and 58 deaths are from Shopian.

In Jammu division, 51,931 including 48,379 recoveries and 1,114 deaths are from Jammu district, 10,966 including 10,528 recoveries and 131 deaths are from Udhampur, 10,306 including 9,474 recoveries and 200 deaths are from Rajouri, 6,277 including 5,154 recoveries and 94 deaths are from Doda, 9,045 including 8,738 recoveries and 147 deaths are from Kathua, 6,964 including 6,495 recoveries and 116 deaths are from Samba, 4,217 including 3,979 recoveries and 39 deaths are from Kishtwar, 5,784 including 4,910 recoveries and 82 deaths are from Poonch, 5,532 including 5,074 recoveries and 58 deaths are from Ramban and 5,476 including 5,273 recoveries and 41 deaths are from Reasi.

As per the daily information bulletin 2,216,384 persons in Jammu and Kashmir are under observation while 70,906 persons have been kept under home quarantine besides that 17,685 persons are in isolation.

According to the bulletin, 1,987,934 persons have completed surveillance period and 135,799 persons are under home surveillance besides that so far results of 9,083,419 samples are available. Out of 9,083,419 the number of samples tested negative stands at 8,777,647 while as 304,866 have tested positive, among them 17,585 persons are active, 284,027 persons have recovered and 4,160 persons have died

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14 Jun 2021, 3:07 AM (GMT)

Coronavirus Stats

29,507,438 Total Cases
374,287 Death Cases
28,148,977 Recovered Cases

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