8 more patients die; Toll reaches 1460 in J&K

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 10/17/2020 9:27:44 AM

697 test positive, tally mount to 87062; Recovery rate over 88 percent

JAMMU, Oct 16: Jammu and Kashmir Friday recorded eight Covid-19 related deaths taking the death toll to 1460 in the Union Territory while as 697 positive cases were reported pushing the J&K tally to 870626.
Of the total 87062 cases, 51,948 are from Kashmir and 34,806 from Jammu division. Officials told that among 697 new cases, 385 belong to Kashmir division while as 312 are from Jammu division, adding that the total number of positive cases in Kashmir division have reached to 51,948 including 45,823 recoveries and 916 deaths while as total number of positive cases in Jammu division have reached to 34,806 including 30,656 recoveries and 450 deaths.
The officials said that total number of active cases in Jammu and Kashmir are 8,909 including 5,209 from Kashmir division and 3,700 from Jammu division.
With 838 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in Jammu and Kashmir has reached to 76,479 which is 88.15 percent of the total cases.
“Cases tested positive in J&K include 155 from Srinagar, 28 from Budgam, 40 from Baramulla, 19 from Pulwama, 33 from Kupwara, 45 from Anantnag, 21 from Bandipora, 23 from Ganderbal, 21 from Kulgam and 00 from Shopian in Kashmir division while as 312 from Jammu division include 121 from Jammu, 21 from Rajouri, 04 from Udhampur, 30 from Doda, 14 from Kuthua, 44 from Poonch, 19 from Samba, 31 from Kishtwar, 08 from Ramban and 20 from Reasi,” officials disclosed.
Notably, in the last 24 hours, eight persons who were tested positive for COVID-19 have died which include three from Kashmir division and five from Jammu division.
As per media bulletin, patients who have died include one each from Srinagar, Baramulla and Kupwara in Kashmir division while as five deaths from Jammu division include four from Jammu district and one from Reasi.
As per officials figures, 17,401 positive cases including 328 deaths and 15,253 recoveries are from Srinagar, 5,582 including 90 deaths and 4,992 recoveries are from Budgam, 5,105 including 3,694 recoveries and 134 deaths are from Baramulla, 4,370 including 4,019 recoveries and 75 deaths are from Pulwama, 4,019 including 71 deaths and 3,684 recoveries are from Kupwara, 3,905 including 3,516 recoveries and 70 deaths are from Anantnag, 3,795 cases including 3,462 and 42 deaths are from Bandipora, 3,277 including 2,977 recoveries and 30 deaths are from Ganderbal, 2,382 including 2,244 recoveries and 43 deaths are from Kulgam and 2,112 including 1,982 recoveries and 33 deaths are from Shopian.
In Jammu division, 15,871 including 14,451 recoveries and 236 deaths are from Jammu district, 3,095 including 2,638 recoveries and 45 deaths are from Rajouri, 2,551 including 2,375 recoveries and 25 deaths are from Udhampur, 2,473 including 2,115 recoveries and 40 deaths are from Doda, 2,318 including 2,227 recoveries and 29 deaths are from Kuthua, 2,114 including 1,417 recoveries and 22 deaths are from Poonch, 2,053 including 1,612 recoveries and 24 deaths are from Samba, 1,660 including 1,436 recoveries and 11 deaths are from Kishtwar, 1,485 including 1,422 recoveries and 11 deaths are from Ramban and 1,186 including 963 recoveries and 07 deaths are from Reasi.
As per the daily information bulletin, 623,633 persons in Jammu and Kashmir are under observation while 24,165 persons have been kept under home quarantine besides that 8,909 persons are in isolation.
According to the bulletin, 538,425 persons have completed surveillance period and 50,768 persons are under home surveillance besides that so far results of 1,952,850 samples are available.
Out of 1,952,850 the number of samples tested negative stands at 1,866,096 while 86,754 have tested positive, among them 8,909 are active, 76,479 persons have recovered and 1,366 persons have died.
The bulletin added that there are 1306 COVID dedicated beds, 1170 Isolation beds with 1023 vacant beds and 136 ICU beds where 79 beds are vacant in Jammu division while there are 2358 COVID dedicated beds, 2214 Isolation beds where 1742 beds are vacant and 144 ICU beds where 126 are vacant beds in Kashmir division. There are a total of 3664 COVID dedicated beds, 3384 Isolation beds with 2765 beds vacant and 280 ICU beds with 205 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 esanjeevani OPD app from google play store.
Besides, 24x7 Rapid Antigen Testing facility for COVID-19 has 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.



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