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J&K records 110 fresh Covid cases, no new death

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir recorded 110 fresh Covid cases on Sunday, taking the infection tally to 3,25,940 while the Union Territory registered no new death in the past 24 hours, officials said.

Out of the fresh cases, 83 were from Kashmir and 27 were from the Jammu division of the Union Territory, they said.

Srinagar district recorded the highest number of 57 cases followed by 13 cases in Budgam district.

The death toll due to the disease was 4,410 as no fresh fatality was reported in the past 24 hours.

Officials also said that 115 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals, including 84 from Kashmir and 31 from Jammu division, during past 24 hours.

They said so far 69.29 percent of the population above the age of 18 years has been vaccinated across Jammu and Kashmir.

Meanwhile, the officials said there were 45 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 3,25,940 positive cases recorded cumulatively so far, currently there are 1,322 are active positive cases across the UT while as 3,20,208 persons have recovered and 4,410 have died – 2,244 in Kashmir and 2,166 in Jammu division.

The bulletin further informed that out of 1,35,98,009 test results available so far, 1,32,72,069 samples have tested as negative till today.

Till date 33,11,706 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 9,181 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by the government, 1,322 in isolation and 4,66,772 in home surveillance while as 28,30,021 persons have completed their surveillance period, the bulletin informed.

India records 42,766 COVID-19 cases, 308 deaths; active cases rise for 5th consecutive day

With 42,766 people testing positive for the novel coronavirus infection in a day, India’s infection tally rose to 3,29,88,673, while active cases registered an increase for the fifth consecutive day, the Union Health Ministry said on Sunday.

The COVID-19 death toll has climbed to 4,40,533, with 308 new fatalities, according to the ministry data updated at 8 am on Sunday.

The active cases have increased to 4,10,048, comprising 1.24 percent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.42 percent, the Health ministry said.

An increase of 4,367 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

Less than 50,000 daily new cases are being reported for 70 consecutive days, the ministry said.

It said 17,47,476 tests were conducted on Saturday, taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of the infection in the country to 53,00,58,218. The daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.45 percent.

Weekly positivity rate was recorded at 2.62 percent. It has been below 3 percent for the last 72 days, according to the ministry.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,21,38,092 in the country, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.34 percent, the data stated.

The cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide vaccination drive has exceeded 68.46 crore, it said.

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, 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one crore-mark on December 19. The country crossed two crore cases on May 04 this year and three crore on June 23.

The 308 new fatalities include 142 deaths from Kerala, and 64 from Maharashtra.

A total of 4,40,533 deaths have been reported so far in the country, including 1,37,707 from Maharashtra, 37,401 from Karnataka, 35,000 from Tamil Nadu, 25,082 from Delhi, 22,854 from Uttar Pradesh, 21,422 from Kerala and 18,491 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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