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J&K records185 new COVID-19 cases, 2 more deaths

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India records 42,766 new COVID-19 cases

Srinagar:  Jammu and Kashmir recorded 185 new cases on Saturday, taking the cumulative infection count 3,18,469, while two more fatalities took the death toll to 4,356, officials said.

Of the fresh cases, 111 were reported from the Kashmir and 74 from the Jammu division, they said.

Srinagar district recorded the highest 41 cases while Jammu district recorded 22 cases, officials said.

Two people, one each from Kashmir and Jammu divisions, died in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll to 4,356, officials said.

Moreover, 355 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and have been discharged from various hospitals including 251 from Kashmir and 104 from Jammu division, officials said.

There are 31 confirmed cases of Mucormycosis (black fungus) in the union territory as no fresh case was reported since last evening, they added.

They also said so far 97.74 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 3,18,469 positive cases recorded cumulatively so far, currently there are 3,128 active positive cases across J&K, while as 3,10,985 have recovered and 4,356 have died – 2,230 in Kashmir and 2,126 in Jammu division.

Meanwhile, India has logged 42,766 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally to 3,07,95,716, while the active cases have declined to 4,55,033, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Saturday.

The death toll has climbed to 4,07,145, with 1,206 fresh fatalities.

The active cases comprise 1.48 per cent of the total infections and the national COVID-19 recovery rate stands at 97.20 percent, the data updated at 8 am showed.

As many as 19,55,225 tests were conducted on Friday, taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of COVID-19 in the country to 42,90,41,970, while the daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.19 percent.

It has been less than three per cent for 19 consecutive days, the ministry said, adding the weekly positivity rate has declined to 2.34 percent.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 2,99,33,538, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.32 percent, the data stated.

Cumulative vaccine doses administered so far has reached 37.21 crore under the nationwide vaccination drive.

India’s COVID-19 tally 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 two crore cases on May 04 and three crore on June 23.

The 1,206 new fatalities include 738 from Maharashtra, 130 from Kerala and 68 from Karnataka.

A total of 4,07,145 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 1,25,034 from Maharashtra, 35,731 from Karnataka, 33,322 from Tamil Nadu, 25,011 from Delhi, 22,689 from Uttar Pradesh, 17,886 from West Bengal and 16,168 from Punjab.

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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