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J&K reports 125 fresh cases COVID-19 cases, one death

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir recorded 126 fresh cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday, taking the tally to 3,24,546, while one fresh death was reported in the Union Territory in the last 24 hours, officials said.

Out of the fresh cases, 100 were from the Kashmir Valley and 26 from the Jammu division, they said.

The officials said that Srinagar district recorded the highest number of 51 cases followed by 12 cases in Budgam district while one COVID death was reported from the Valley.

They also said 103 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals including 79 from Kashmir and 24 from Jammu division in the last 24 hours.

So far 63.58 percent of the population above the age of 18 years has been vaccinated across Jammu and Kashmir, they said.

The officials said that there were 44 confirmed cases of mucormycosis (black fungus) in the union territory.

According to the daily media bulletin on novel coronavirus (COVID-19), out of 3,24,546 positive cases recorded cumulatively so far, currently there are 1,078 active positive across the UT, while 3,19,064 persons have recovered and 4,404 have died – 2,241 in Kashmir and 2,163 in Jammu division.

India logs 37,593 new COVID-19 infections, 648 fresh fatalities

India logged 37,593 new coronavirus infections, while the active cases increased marginally to 3,22,327, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday.

The total tally of COVID-19 cases increased to 3,25,12,366 and the death toll climbed to 4,35,758 with 648 fresh fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.

The active cases comprise 0.99 percent of the total infections.

The national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.67 percent, the ministry said.

An increase of 2,776 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

As many as 17,92,755 tests were conducted on Tuesday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of COVID-19 in the country to 51,11,84,547.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.10 percent. It has been less than three percent for the last 30 days.

The weekly positivity rate was recorded at 1.92 percent. It has been below three percent for the last 61 days, according to the ministry.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,17,54,281, while the case fatality rate  stands at 1.34 percent, the data stated.

Cumulatively, 59.55 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered under the nationwide vaccination drive till Wednesday morning.

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 cases on May 04 and three crore on June 23.

The 648 new fatalities include 288 from Maharashtra and 173 from Kerala.

A total of 4,35,758 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 1,36,355 from Maharashtra, 37,184 from Karnataka, 34,761 from Tamil Nadu, 25,079 from Delhi, 22,794 from Uttar Pradesh, 19,757 from Kerala and 18,383 from West Bengal.

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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