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COVID: 3,848 fresh cases, 43 deaths recorded in J&K        

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Friday recorded 3,848 fresh COVID cases that took its tally to 2,63,905 while 43 more fatalities pushed the death toll to 3,465, officials said.

Out of the fresh cases, 2,406 were from the Kashmir Valley and 1,442 were from the Jammu division of the union territory, they added.

The officials said that Srinagar district recorded the highest number of 598 cases, followed by Jammu with 401 and Budgam with 344 cases.

The number of active cases in the UT is 49,893 while 2,10,547 patients have recovered so far.

Of the 43 fresh fatalities, 27 of them have been reported in Jammu division while 16 were reported in Kashmir taking the overall tally in J&K to 3,465 — 1,826 in Kashmir and 1,639 in Jammu.

Officials also said that 4466 COVID-19 patients have recovered and have been discharged from various hospitals during past 24 hours. These include 2736 from Kashmir Valley and 1730 from Jammu division.

According to the daily media bulletin on novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), out of 2,63,905 positive cases recorded cumulative thus far, currently there are 49,893 positive cases across J&K,  while 2,10,547 have recovered.

The bulletin further said that out of 81,40,036 test results available, 78,76,131 samples have tested as negative till May 21, 2021.

Till date 20,08,800 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 74,479 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 49,893 in isolation and 1,32,220 in home surveillance. Besides, 17,48,743 persons have completed their surveillance period, the bulletin informed.

India records 2.59 lakh fresh cases, 4,209 fatalities

New Delhi: The daily rise in coronavirus cases in India remained below 3 lakh for the fifth consecutive day with 2.59 lakh new cases recorded in a single day, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday.

With a total of 2,59,551 fresh cases, India’s total tally of COVID-19 cases climbed to 2,60,31,991.

The death toll climbed to 2,91,331 with 4,209 daily deaths, the data updated at 8 am showed.

The active cases further reduced to 30,27,925 comprising 11.63 percent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate improved to 87.25 percent.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 2,27,12,735, while the case fatality rate has increased to 1.12 percent, the data stated.

India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 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 2 crore on May 4.

According to the ICMR, 32,44,17,870  samples have been tested up to May 20 with 20,61,683  samples being tested on Thursday.

The 4,209 new fatalities include 984 from Maharashtra, 548 from Karnataka, 397 from Tamil Nadu, 236 from Uttar Pradesh,   233 from Delhi, 191 from Punjab, 162 from West Bengal, 159 from Uttarakhand, 129 from Haryana, 128 from Kerala, 127 from Rajasthan, 114 from Andhra Pradesh and 113 from Chhattisgarh.,

A total of 2,91,331 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 85,355 from Maharashtra, 23,854 from Karnataka, 22,579 from Delhi, 19,131 from Tamil Nadu, 18,588  from Uttar Pradesh, 13,895 from West Bengal, 12,716 from Punjab and 12,295 from Chhattisgarh.

The health ministry stressed that more than 70 percent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.

“Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research,” the ministry said on its website, adding that state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.

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