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J&K reports 107 new COVID-19 cases, one more death

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir recorded 107 new cases of coronavirus on Sunday, taking the cumulative infection tally to 3,24,202, while one more fatality pushed the death count to 4,402, officials said.

Of the fresh cases, 62 were from the Kashmir valley and 45 from the Jammu division of the Union Territory, they said.

Srinagar district recorded the highest number of 26 cases, followed by 12 cases in Jammu district while the lone COVID-19 death was reported from the Jammu region, they said.

Officials also said 100 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals including 71 from Kashmir and 29 from Jammu division in the past 24 hours.

They also said so far 62.11 percent of the population above the age of 18 years has been vaccinated across Jammu and Kashmir.

According to officials, there were 43 confirmed cases of mucormycosis (black fungus) in the Union Territory as no fresh case was reported since last evening.

According to the daily media bulletin on novel coronavirus (COVID-19), out of 3,24,202 positive cases recorded cumulatively so far, currently there are 1,165 active positive cases across the UT, while 3,18,635 persons have recovered and 4,402 have died – 2,240 in Kashmir and 2,162 in Jammu division.

The bulletin further said that out of 1,29,07,674 test results available, 1,25,83,472 samples have tested as negative till today.

Till date 31,30,122 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 8,822 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by the government, 1,165 in isolation and 4,26,653 in home surveillance while 26,89,080 persons have completed their surveillance period, the bulletin informed.

India’s COVID-19 caseload dips to lowest in 152 days

India logged 30,948 new coronavirus infections, while the active cases declined to 3,53,398 comprising 1.09 percent of the total infections, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday.

The total tally of COVID-19 cases has increased to  3,24,24,234. The death toll has climbed to 4,34,367 with 403 fresh fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.

The active cases have declined to 3,53,398, the lowest in 152 days, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has increased to 97.57 percent, the highest since March 2020, the ministry said.

A reduction of 7,942 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

As many as 15,85,681 tests were conducted on Saturday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of COVID-19 in the country to 50,62,56,239. The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.95 percent.  It has been less than three percent for the last 27 days.

The weekly positivity rate was recorded at two percent. It has been below three percent for the last 58 days, according to the ministry.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,16,36,469, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.34 percent, the data stated.

India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 07, 2020, 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, two crore on May 04 and three crore on June 23.

Cumulatively, 58.14 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered under the nationwide vaccination drive till Sunday morning.

The 403 new fatalities include 145 from Maharashtra and 83 from Kerala.

A total of 4,34,367 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 1,35,817 from Maharashtra, 37,123 from Karnataka, 34,686 from Tamil Nadu, 25,079 from Delhi, 22,792  from Uttar Pradesh, 19,428 from Kerala and 18,356 from  West Bengal.

The Health 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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