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J&K records 160 fresh COVID-19 cases, one more death

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Daily COVID-19 cases in country lowest in 538 days

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Monday recorded 160 fresh COVID-19 cases that took its infection tally to 3,35,528, while one more fatality pushed the death toll to 4,462, officials said.

Of the fresh cases, 128 were reported from Kashmir and 32 from the Jammu division of the union territory, they said.

Srinagar district recorded the highest number of fresh cases at 59, followed by 38 in Baramulla.

There are 1,665 active COVID-19 cases in Jammu and Kashmir. So far, 3,29,401 patients have recovered from the disease, the officials said.

There were 49 cases of mucormycosis (black fungus) in the union territory. No fresh case has been reported since last evening, they said.

Meanwhile, India recorded 8,488 new coronavirus infections, the lowest in 538 days, taking the country’s total tally of COVID-19 cases to  3,45,18,901, while the active cases declined to 1,18,443, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday.

The death toll climbed to 4,65,911 with 249 fresh fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.

The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been below 20,000 for 45 straight days and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 148 consecutive days now.

The active cases comprise 0.34 percent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.31 percent, the highest since March 2020, the ministry said.

A decrease of 4,271 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.08 percent. It has been less than two percent for last 49 days. The weekly positivity rate was recorded at 0.93 percent. It has been below two percent for the last 59 days, according to the ministry.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,39,34,547, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.35 percent.

The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive has exceeded 116.87 crore.

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