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J&K records 93 fresh Covid cases, no new death

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir recorded 93 fresh cases of coronavirus on Monday, raising its tally to 3,26,033, while no death was registered in the past 24 hours, officials said.

Of the fresh cases, 73 were from Kashmir and 20 were reported from the Jammu division of the union territory, they said.

The officials said Srinagar district recorded the highest number of 41 cases, followed by 12 cases in Doda district.

The death toll in the union territory due to the pandemic stands at 4,410 as no fresh death was reported in the past 48 hours, the officials said.

Moreover, 129 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals including 84 from Kashmir and 45 from Jammu division in the past 24 hours, they said.

They also said so far 69.69 percent of the population above the age of 18 years has been vaccinated across Jammu and Kashmir.

The officials said there were 45 confirmed cases of mucormycosis (black fungus) in J&K and no fresh case was reported since Sunday evening.

According to the daily media bulletin on novel coronavirus (Covid-19), out of 3,26,033 positive cases recorded cumulatively so far, currently there are 1286 active positive cases across the UT, while as 3,20,337 persons have recovered and 4,410 have died – 2,244 in Kashmir and 2,166 in Jammu division.

India logs 38,948 new COVID-19 cases, lowest fatality count in 167 days

India logged 38,948 new coronavirus infections and 219 fresh fatalities, the lowest in 167 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday.

With the fresh cases, the total tally of COVID-19 cases has climbed to 3,30,27,621, while the death toll has climbed to 4,40,752.

The case fatality rate has declined to 1.33 percent after 48 days, according to the data updated at 8 am.

India had reported 199 deaths in a single day on March 23.

The active cases have declined to 4,04,874 comprising 1.23 percent of the total infections while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.44 percent, the ministry said.

A decrease of 5,174 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours. Less than 50,000 daily cases are being reported for 71 consecutive days, the ministry said.

As many as 14,10,649 tests were conducted on Sunday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of COVID-19 in the country to 53,14,68,867 .

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.76 percent while the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 2.58 percent. It has been below three per cent for the last 73 days, according to the ministry.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,21,81,995.

The cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide vaccination drive has reached 68.75 crore.

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. India crossed two crore cases on May 04 and three crore on June 23.

The 219 new fatalities include 74 from Kerala, and 67 from Maharashtra.

A total of 4,40,752 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 1,37,774 from Maharashtra, 37,409 from Karnataka, 35,018 from Tamil Nadu, 25,082 from Delhi, 22,856 from Uttar Pradesh, 21,496 from Kerala and 18,502 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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