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7 districts achieve 100% coverage of first dose Covid vaccine: Govt

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Monday reported 53 fresh cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the cumulative tally of recorded positive cases to 330586, while no COVID related death was reported in the last 24 hours, officials said.

They said of the fresh cases, 44 were reported from Kashmir and nine from Jammu division of the Union territory.

Moreover, 95 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and have been discharged from various hospitals including 85 from Kashmir and 10 from Jammu division in the last 24 hours, they said, adding no new case of mucormycosis (black fungus) was reported today.

According to the daily media bulletin on novel COVID-19, out of 3,30,586 positive cases cumulatively recorded so far, currently there are 1,049 active positive cases across the UT, including 768 in Kashmir and 281 in Jammu division, while as 3,25,111 patients have recovered so far and 4,426 have died –  2,252 in Kashmir and 2,174 in Jammu division.

The bulletin also informed that seven districts — Anantnag, Budgam, Poonch, Rajouri, Ramban, Samba and Shopian have achieved 100 percent coverage of first dose Covid vaccine for the age group of above 18 years.

The bulletin informs that 1,38,779 doses of COVID vaccine were administered in the last 24 hours across the UT bringing the cumulative number of doses administered so far here to 13,146,342. It adds that 97.98 percent of the population above the age of 18 years has been vaccinated across Jammu and Kashmir.

India records lowest rise in daily COVID-19 cases in 215 days

New Delhi: India logged 18,132 new coronavirus infections, the lowest in 215 days, taking the country’s total tally of cases to 3,39,71,607, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has increased to 98 percent, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday.

The death toll climbed to 4,50,782 with 193 fresh fatalities.

The active cases have declined to 2,27,347, the lowest in 209 days, according to the data updated at 8 am.

The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been below 30,000 for 17 straight days and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 106 consecutive days now.

The active cases comprise 0.67 percent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020.

A decrease of 3,624 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

As many as 10,35,797 tests were conducted on Sunday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of COVID-19 in the country to 58,36,31,490.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.75 percent. It has been less than three percent for last 42 days. The weekly positivity rate was recorded at 1.53 percent. It has been below three percent for the last 108 days, according to the ministry.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,32,93,478, 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 95.19 crore.

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 193 new fatalities include 85 from Kerala and 28 from Maharashtra.

A total of 4,50,782 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 1,39,542 from Maharashtra, 37,885 from Karnataka, 35,783 from Tamil Nadu, 26,258 from Kerala, 25,089 from Delhi, 22,896 from Uttar Pradesh and 18,905 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. (PTI)

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