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J&K reports 635 fresh COVID-19 cases, 12 deaths

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday reported 635 new COVID-19 infections, the lowest single-day count in 71 days, even as 12 more people succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours, officials said.

They said that 442 of the new infections were reported from Kashmir Valley and 193 from Jammu division.

Regarding the deaths, they said six each were reported from Jammu and Kashmir divisions, taking the total fatality count to 4217.

Giving the district-wide details, the officials said that Srinagar reported 129 cases, Baramulla 64, Budgam 76, Pulwama 27, Kupwara 26, Anantnag 49, Bandipora 23, Ganderbal 17, Kulgam 23, Shopian 8, Jammu 54, Udhampur 22, Rajouri 19, Doda 32, Kathua 16, Samba 3, Kishtwar 9, Poonch 14, and Ramban 24.

Moreover, they said 1649 more COVID-19 patients have recovered during past 24 hours and have been discharged from various hospitals, including 1108 from Kashmir and 541 from Jammu division.

So far cumulatively 2,93,763 people have recovered, while the number of active positive across J&K at present stands at 11,381 — 7191 in Kashmir and 4190 in Jammu division.

Cumulatively so far 4217 persons have died — 2164 in Kashmir and 2053 in Jammu division, officials said.

The officials also said that the number of confirmed cases of mucormycosis (black fungus) remained unchanged at 21 in the UT as no fresh case of the infection was reported.

They also said that so far 77.12 percent of population above the age of 45 years has been vaccinated across the Jammu and Kashmir.

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