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Srinagar, Jun 23: Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday recorded 444 new Covid-19 cases, taking the cumulative infection tally to 3,13,028, while four more deaths pushed the toll to 4,273, officials said.

Of the fresh cases, 306 were from the Kashmir Valley and 138 were from the Jammu division of the union territory, they said.

Srinagar district recorded the highest of 98 cases.

Four persons, two each from Kashmir and Jammu divisions died during the past 24 hours, officials said.

Meanwhile, the officials said there were 26 confirmed cases of mucormycosis (black fungus) in the union territory as one fresh case was reported since last evening.

Officials said 839 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and have been discharged from various hospitals including 589 from Kashmir and 250 from Jammu division.

They also said 80.18 percent of population above the age of 45 years has been vaccinated across the Jammu and Kashmir.

According to the daily media bulletin on novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), out of 3,13,028 positive cases recorded cumulatively thus far, currently there are 6,782 active positive cases across J&K, while 3,01,973 persons have recovered and 4,273 have died — 2194 in Kashmir and 2079 in Jammu division.

The bulletin further said that out of 96,29,643 test results available, 93,16,615 samples have tested as negative till 23rd June, 2021.

Till date 23,45,375 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 29,138 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by the government, 6,782 in isolation and 2,03,162 in home surveillance while 21,02,020 persons have completed their surveillance period, the bulletin informed.

India adds 50,848 new COVID-19 cases

New Delhi:  India’s total tally of COVID-19 cases crossed the three crore mark with one crore infections being added in 50 days.

The total tally mounted to 3,00,28,709 with 50,848 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day, while the death toll climbed to 3,90,660 with 1,358 fresh fatalities, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday.

India’ total COVID-19 infections had surpassed the one crore mark on December 19 after which it took around 136 days to cross the two crore mark on May 04.

According to the data published at 7 am, India administered 54.24 lakh vaccine doses in the last 24 hours taking the cumulative doses to 29.46 crore

The active cases further declined to 6,43,194 comprising 2.14 percent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has improved to 96.56 percent, the data updated at 8 am showed.

A net decline of 19,327 cases has been recorded in the COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

As many as 19,01,056 tests were conducted on Tuesday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of COVID-19 in the country to 39,59,73,198.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.67 percent. It has been less than five per cent for 16 consecutive days, the ministry said, adding the weekly positivity rate has declined to 3.12 percent.

Recoveries continue to outnumber daily new cases for the 41st consecutive day. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 2,89,94,855, while the case fatality rate  stands at 1.30 percent, the data stated.

India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 07, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 05 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 04.

The 1,358 new fatalities include 482 from Maharashtra, 194 from Tamil Nadu, 141 from Kerala  and 139 from  Karnataka.

A total of 3,90,660 deaths have been reported so far in the country including  1,18,795 from Maharashtra, 34,164 from Karnataka, 31,580 from Tamil Nadu, 24,933 from Delhi, 22,282 from Uttar Pradesh, 17,437 from West Bengal, 15,888 from Punjab and 13,402 from Chhattisgarh.

The 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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