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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir recorded 105 fresh COVID-19 cases on Sunday, taking the tally to 3,26,904, while two fresh deaths were reported from the union territory in the past 24 hours, officials said.

Out of the fresh cases, 89 were from Kashmir and 16 from the Jammu division and of the union territory, they said.

The officials said Srinagar district recorded the highest number of 41 cases, followed by 13 cases in Baramulla district.

The death toll in the union territory due to the pandemic was 4,414 as two fresh deaths, one each and Kashmir and Jammu divisions, were reported in the past 24 hours.

Moreover, 119 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and have been discharged from various hospitals including 100 from Kashmir and 19 from Jammu division, officials said.

They said so far 73.40 percent of the population above the age of 18 years has been vaccinated across Jammu and Kashmir.

Meanwhile, the officials said there were 46 confirmed cases of mucormycosis or 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 3,26,904 positive cases recorded cumulatively so far, currently there are 1,285 are active positive cases across the UT, while as 3,21,205 persons have recovered and 4,414 have died – 2,246 in Kashmir and 2,168 in Jammu division.

India reports 28,591 new coronavirus infections, 338 deaths

New Delhi: India saw a single-day rise of 28,591 coronavirus infections, taking the overall tally to 3,32,36,921, even as active cases declined by nearly 6,600 in a day to stand at 3,84,921, according to Union Health Ministry data updated Sunday.

The death toll climbed to 4,42,655 with 338 daily fatalities reported Sunday, the data released at 8 am showed.

The number of active cases declined by 6,595 in a span of 24 hours to stand at 3,84,921, constituting 1.16 percent of the total infections, while the COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.51 percent, the Health ministry said.

Also, 15,30,125 tests were conducted Saturday, taking the cumulative number of tests conducted so far for the detection of COVID-19 in the country to 54,18,05,829.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.87 percent. It has been less than 3 percent for the past 13 days. The Weekly positivity rate was recorded at 2.17 percent. It has been below 3 percent for the past 79 days, according to the Health ministry.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,24,09,345, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.33 percent.

The cumulative number of Covid vaccine doses administered in the country has exceeded 73.82 crore, according to the ministry.

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 2 crore cases on May 04 and 3 crore cases on June 23.

The 338 new fatalities recorded Sunday include 181 from Kerala, and 35 from Maharashtra.

A total of 4,42,655 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 1,38,096 from Maharashtra, 37,487 rom Karnataka, 35,46 from Tamil Nadu, 25,083 from Delhi, 22,874 from Uttar Pradesh, 22,484 from Kerala and 18,567 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 the state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.

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