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J&K records 133 fresh COVID-19 cases, one related death

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Friday recorded 133 fresh COVID-19 cases, which took the tally to 3,29,563, while one more death pushed the toll to 4,423, officials said.

Out of the fresh cases, 97 were from Kashmir and 36 from the Jammu division of the union territory, they said.

The officials said Srinagar district recorded the highest number of 57 cases followed by 14 cases in Budgam district.

The death toll in the union territory due to the pandemic is 4,423 as one fresh death was reported from Kashmir division in the past 24 hours.

Moreover, 138 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and have been discharged from various hospitals including 111 from Kashmir and 27 from Jammu division during the past 24 hours, officials said.

Meanwhile, the officials said, there were 46 confirmed cases of mucormycosis (black fungus) in the union territory as no fresh case was reported since last evening.

On vaccinations, the daily media bulletin informed that 1,23,423 doses of COVID vaccine have been administered in the last 24 hours bringing the cumulative number of doses administered across J&K to 115,78,305. It adds that 85.92 percent of the population above the age of 18 years has been vaccinated across Jammu and Kashmir.

According to the bulletin, out of 3,29,563 positive cases recorded cumulatively so far, currently there are 1,339 active positive cases across the UT – 1,031 in Kashmir and 308 in Jammu division; while as 3,23,801 persons have recovered and 4,423 have died – 2,250 in Kashmir and 2,173 in Jammu division.

India logs 26,727 new coronavirus infections; 277 deaths

Meanwhile  India logged 26,727 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,37,66,707, while the active cases  declined to 2,75,224, the lowest in 196 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday.

The death toll climbed to 4,48,339 with 277 fresh fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.

The active cases comprise 0.82 percent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.86 percent, the highest since March 2020, the ministry said.

A decrease of 1,796 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

As many as 15,20,899 tests were conducted on Thursday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of COVID-19 in the country to 57,04,77,338.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.76 percent. It has been less than three percent for last 32 days. The weekly positivity rate was recorded at 1.70 percent. It has been below three percent for the last 98 days, according to the ministry.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,30,43,144, 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 89 crore.

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