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J&K reports 156 fresh COVID-19 cases, one death

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday recorded 156 new positive cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), while one more person succumbed to the viral infection.

Of the fresh cases, 124 were reported from Kashmir and 32 from the Jammu division of the Union territory while the fresh fatality was also reported from the Jammu division.

Moreover, 131 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and have been discharged from various hospitals including 99 from Kashmir and 32 from Jammu division in the past 24 hours, officials said.

They said so far 75.06 percent of the population above the age of 18 years has been vaccinated across Jammu and Kashmir.

Officails also informed that no new case of Mucormycosis (black fungus) was reported today – so far the total number of confirmed cases in J&K stand at 46.

According to the daily media bulletin on novel coronavirus (Covid-19), out of 3,27,296 positive cases recorded cumulatively so far, currently there are 1,349 are active positive cases across the UT, while as 3,21,532 persons have recovered and 4,415 have died – 2,246 in Kashmir and 2,169 in Jammu division.

India records 27,176 fresh cases of COVID-19

New Delhi: (PTI) Daily new cases of coronavirus in India continued to remained below 30,000 with the country recording 27,176 fresh COVID-19 cases, while 284 new fatalities were recorded, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday.

With the fresh cases, India’s total tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 3,33,16,755, while the death toll has climbed to 4,43,497, according to the data updated at 8 am.

The active cases declined to 3,51,087 comprising 1.05 percent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.62 percent, the ministry said.

A reduction of 11,120 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

As many as 16,10,829 tests were conducted on Tuesday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of COVID-19 in the country to 54,60,55,796.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.69 percent. It has been less than three percent for last 16 days

The weekly positivity rate was recorded at two percent. It has been below three percent for the last 82 days, according to the ministry.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,25,22,171 while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.33 percent.

The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide vaccination drive has reached 75.89 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 two crore cases on May 04 and three crore cases on June 23.

The 284 new fatalities include 129 from Kerala and 52 from Maharashtra.

A total of 4,43,497 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 1,38,221 from Maharashtra, 37,529 From Karnataka, 35,217 from Tamil Nadu, 25,083 from Delhi, 22,884 from Uttar Pradesh, 22,779 from Kerala and 18,599 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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