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100% coverage of first dose of COVID-19 vaccine achieved in J&K: Govt

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93 people test positive in UT on Thursday

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday said 100 percent coverage of the first dose of COVID-19 vaccines for the age group of 18 years and above has been achieved, even as the Union territory recorded 93 fresh cases of coronavirus, taking the infected number of persons to 3,30,834.

As many as 82,229 doses of COVID vaccine were administered in the last 24 hours across the UT bringing the cumulative number of doses administered in the UT to 1,34,94,675, the official data said.

As per the government figures, an estimated population of 93,03,842 souls was covered during the vaccination drives which was seen as a hard task keeping in view the topography of Jammu and Kashmir.

The vaccinators left no stone unturned till they vaccinated the last eligible soul, an official press release said.

As per government data, around 13,494,675 doses have been administered with COVID vaccine here till date.

Meanwhile, J&K registered 93 new positive coronavirus cases on Thursday — 72 from Kashmir and 21 from Jammu division. The total number of deaths due to the virus remained at 4,426 as no fresh death took place in the last 24 hours.

Srinagar reported the highest of 47 cases, followed by 12 in Baramulla.

Moreover, 104 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals including 76 from Kashmir and 28 from Jammu division in the last 24 hours, officials said.

They said one new case of mucormycosis (black fungus) was reported today, thus taking the total number of confirmed cases to 48 here.

According to the daily media bulletin on novel coronavirus (Covid-19), out of 3,30,834 positive cases recorded cumulatively so far, currently there are 935 active positive cases across the UT including 724 in Kashmir and 211 in Jammu division, while as 3,25,473 have recovered and 4426 have died – 2,252 in Kashmir and 2,174 in Jammu division.

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