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J&K records 140 new COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir recorded 140 fresh COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, taking the number of infected people to 321865, while three fatalities due to the disease in the last 24 hours pushed the toll to 4,384, officials said.

Out of the fresh cases, 70 each were recorded from the Kashmir and Jammu divisions, three deaths were reported from the Jammu region of the Union Territory, the officials said.

They said Srinagar district recorded the highest number of 21 cases followed by 19 in Rajouri district while as 98 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals including 60 from Kashmir and 38 from Jammu division during past 24 hours.

They said the number of confirmed cases of mucormycosis (black fungus) stands at 35 in the UT as no fresh case was reported.

Besides this, 99.50 percent of population above the age of 45 years has been vaccinated across the Jammu and Kashmir so far.

According to the daily media bulletin on novel coronavirus (COVID-19), out of 3,21,865 positive cases recorded cumulatively so far, currently there are 1,293 active positive cases across the UT, while as 3,16,188 persons have recovered and 4,384 have died – 2,237 in Kashmir and 2,147 in Jammu division.

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