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J&K records 155 new Covid cases, one death

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir recorded 155 fresh coronavirus cases on Friday, raising its tally to 3,27,621, while the death toll reached 4,416 with one more fatality, officials said.

Of the fresh cases, 133 were from Kashmir and 22 were from the Jammu division of the union territory, they said.

They said Srinagar district recorded the highest number of 96 cases, followed by 12 cases in Doda district. Srinagar has 752 active cases, which is the highest among the 20 districts in the UT.

The death toll due to the pandemic reached 4,416 as one fresh fatality was reported from Kashmir Valley in the past 24 hours, they said.

Moreover, 135 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and have been discharged from various hospitals including 101 from Kashmir and 34 from Jammu division.

Besides this, 76.32 percent of the population above the age of 18 years has been vaccinated across Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.

They said there were 46 confirmed cases of mucormycosis (black fungus) in the union territory and no fresh case was reported since Friday evening.

According to the daily media bulletin on novel coronavirus (Covid-19), out of 3,27,621 positive cases recorded cumulatively so far, currently there are 1,440 active positive cases across the UT while as 3,21,765 persons have recovered and 4,416 have died – 2,247 in Kashmir and 2,169 in Jammu division.

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