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J&K records 100 new COVID-19 cases, no related death

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India records 18,870 fresh cases; active cases in country lowest in 194 days

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir recorded 100 fresh COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, raising the tally to 3,29,320, even as no new fatality linked to the infection was reported from the Union Territory in the last 24 hours, officials said.

Seventy-six of the new cases were from the Kashmir Valley and the remaining from the Jammu division, the officials said.

They said Srinagar district recorded a maximum of 49 fresh COVID-19 cases, followed by Baramulla district which registered nine infections.

Moreover, 132 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and have been discharged from various hospitals including 119 from Kashmir and 13 from Jammu division during the past 24 hours, they said.

The mucormycosis (black fungus) infection tally remained unchanged at 46 in the Union Territory as no fresh case was reported, they said.

On vaccination, the daily media bulletin on novel coronavirus (Covid-19), informed that 1,30,113 doses of COVID vaccine have been administered in the last 24 hours bringing the cumulative number of doses administered so far to 1,12,95,971. It adds that 84.14 percent of the population above the age of 18 years has been vaccinated across Jammu and Kashmir.

The bulletin also informed that out of 3,29,320 positive cases recorded cumulatively so far, currently there are 1,388 active positive cases across the UT, including 1,089 in Kashmir and 299 in Jammu division, while as 3,23,510 persons have recovered and 4,422 have died – 2,249 in Kashmir and 2,173 in Jammu division.

Meanwhile The daily rise in coronavirus infections remained below 20,000 for the second consecutive day with 18,870 fresh cases recorded in a single day, while the active cases declined to 2,82,520, the lowest in 194 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday.

With the fresh cases, India’s tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 3,37,16,451.

The death toll climbed to 4,47,751 with 378 fresh fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.

The active cases comprise 0.84 percent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.83 percent, the highest since March 2020, the ministry said.

A decrease of 9,686 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

As many as 15,04,713 tests were conducted on Tuesday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of COVID-19 in the country to 56,74,50,185.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.25 percent. It has been less than three percent for last 30 days. The weekly positivity rate was recorded at 1.82 percent. It has been below three percent for the last 96 days, according to the ministry.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,29,86,180, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.33 percent.

The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive has exceeded 87.66 crore.


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