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J&K records 176 fresh COVID-19 cases, two deaths

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir recorded 176 fresh cases of the coronavirus on Thursday, raising the infection tally to 3,23,061, while two new deaths pushed the toll to 4,395, officials said.

Ninety-six of the fresh COVID-19 cases were from the Jammu division and 80 from the Kashmir division of the Union Territory, the officials said.

They said Reasi district in the Jammu region recorded a maximum of 73 new cases — all of them travellers. Srinagar district followed with 21 fresh cases.

Two deaths were reported from the Jammu division, officials said adding 164 more COVID-19 patients have recovered in past 24 hours and were discharged from various hospitals including 89 from Kashmir and 75 from Jammu division.

The mucormycosis (black fungus) infection tally remained unchanged at 38 in the Union Territory as no fresh case was reported since Wednesday evening, they said.

According to the daily media bulletin on novel coronavirus (COVID-19), out of 3,23,061 positive cases recorded cumulatively so far, currently there are 1,307 positive cases across the UT, while 3,17,359 persons have recovered and 4,395 have died – 2,239 in Kashmir and 2,156 in Jammu division.

The bulletin further said that out of 1,24,19,709 test results available, 1,20,96,648 samples have tested as negative till today.

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