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J&K logs 223 fresh cases of COVID-19, two more deaths

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Srinagar, Nov 18: Jammu and Kashmir recorded 223 fresh COVID-19 cases on Thursday, pushing the infection count to 3,34,823, while two deaths due to the virus were reported from the Union territory in the past 24 hours, officials said.

Of the news cases, 191 were recorded from Kashmir and 32 from the Jammu division, the officials said, adding one each virus-related death was also reported from the two divisions.

They said Srinagar district recorded a maximum of 74 fresh coronavirus cases, followed by Baramulla district which registered 54 new infections.

They also said 153 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals including 135 from Kashmir and 18 from Jammu division.

Meanwhile, the officials said, the number of mucormycosis (black fungus) cases remained unchanged at 49 in the union territory as no fresh infection was reported.

On vaccination, the daily media bulletin on novel coronavirus informs that 44,588 doses of COVID vaccine were administered in the last 24 hours bringing the cumulative number of doses administered across J&K so far to 1,60,59,528.

According to the bulletin, out of 3,34,823 positive cases recorded cumulatively so far, currently there are 1,581 active positive cases across the J&K including 1,324 in Kashmir and 257 in Jammu division, while as 3,28,783 persons have recovered and 4,459 have died – 2,277 in Kashmir and 2,182 in Jammu division.

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