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J&K records 274 new COVID-19 cases, 6 deaths

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39,796 fresh cases, 723 deaths reported in India

Srinagar/New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir on Monday reported 274 new COVID-19 cases and six deaths in the last 24 hours.

As per government data, 161 of the fresh cases were reported in Kashmir division and 113 in Jammu taking the overall case tally to 3,17,250.

Of the six fresh fatalities, four were reported from Jammu while two patients died in Kashmir pushing the death toll in J&K to 4,343, data said.

As per data, 461 COVID-19 patients recovered in J&K in the last 24 hours— 284 from Kashmir and 177 from Jammu division.

Cumulatively a total of 3,09,133 patients have recovered from the deadly viral disease thus far.

Currently there are 3,774 active COVID-19 cases in J&K – 2,109 in Kashmir Valley and 1,665 in Jammu division, the official data informed.

Meanwhile, the officials informed that so far 89.06 percent of population above the age of 45 years has been vaccinated across the Jammu and Kashmir.

They also informed that no confirmed case of mucormycosis (black fungus) has been reported today; so far the total number of confirmed cases of the disease remains 30 in J&K.

According to the daily media bulletin on novel coronavirus (Covid-19), so far cumulatively 4,343 persons have died due to COVID-19 in J&K — 2224 in Kashmir and 2119 in Jammu division.

The bulletin further said that out of 1,02,55,161 test results available, 99,37,911 samples have tested as negative till today.

It said till date 24,79,558 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 10,200 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by the government, 3,774 in isolation and 2,42,349 in home surveillance while as 22,18,892 persons have completed their surveillance period.

Meanwhile, India saw a single-day rise of 39,796 new Covid infections, which took the tally of cases to 3,05,85,229, while the death toll climbed to 4,02,728 with 723 more fatalities, the lowest in around 88 days, according to Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday.

The active cases have further declined to 4,82,071 and comprise 1.58 percent of the total infections, while the national Covid recovery rate has improved to 97.11 percent, the data updated at 8 am showed.

It said that there has been a decline of 3,279 active cases in a span of 24 hours.

The ministry said that 15,22,504 tests were conducted on Sunday, taking the total cumulative tests conducted for detection of Covd in the country to 41,97,77,457.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.61 percent. It has been less than five per cent for 28 consecutive days, it said.

The weekly positivity rate has declined to 2.4 percent, according to the health ministry.

Recoveries continue to outnumber daily cases for 53 consecutive days, it said, adding that the number of people who have recuperated from the disease has risen to 2,97,00,430.

The case fatality rate stands at 1.32 percent, the data stated.

The cumulative vaccine doses administered has reached 35.28 crore under the nationwide vaccination drive, the ministry said.

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 2 crore cases on May 04 and 3 crore on June 23.

The 723 new fatalities include 306 from Maharashtra, 76 from Kerala and 72 from Tamil Nadu, the ministry said.

It said that 4,02,728 deaths have been reported so far in the country, including 1,23,030 from Maharashtra, 35,367 from Karnataka, 33,005 from Tamil Nadu, 24,995 from Delhi, 22,640 from Uttar Pradesh, 17,799 from West Bengal and 16,110 from Punjab.

The Health ministry said 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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