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Active COVID-19 cases in country lowest in 191 days

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117 new COVID-19 cases, no death reported in J&K

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Monday recorded 117 fresh cases of coronavirus, taking the infected number of persons to 3,29,125 while no fresh death due to the virus was reported from the Union Territory in the past 24 hours, officials said.

Out of the 117 fresh cases, 55 were from Jammu division and 62 from Kashmir division, the officials said. They said Rajouri district recorded the highest number of 40 cases followed by 33 cases in Srinagar district.

There are 1,513 active cases in the UT, while the number of recovered patients was 3,23,190, the officials said.

The death toll in the UT due to the pandemic remained at 4,422 as no fresh death was reported in the past 24 hours.

Meanwhile, officials said there were 46 confirmed cases of mucormycosis (black fungus) in Jammu and Kashmir as no fresh case was reported since Sunday evening.

Meanwhile, India added 26,041 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,36,78,786, while the active cases declined to 2,99,620, the lowest in 191 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday.

The death toll climbed to 4,47,194 with 276 fresh fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.

The active cases comprise 0.89 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.78 per cent, the ministry said.

A decrease of 3,856 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

Less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 92 consecutive days, the ministry said.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.24 per cent. It has been less than three per cent for last 28 days. The weekly positivity rate was recorded at 1.94 per cent. It has been below three per centĀ  for the last 94 days, according to theĀ  ministry.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to

3,29,31,972, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.33 per cent.

The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive has exceeded 86 crore.

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