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J&K logs 145 COVID-19 cases, two deaths

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Srinagar, Nov 28: Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday reported 145 fresh cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), while two more people succumbed to the infection in the last 24 hours, officials said.

They said of the fresh cases, 127 were reported from Kashmir and 18 from the Jammu division, taking the cumulative total of positive cases reported thus far in Jammu and Kashmir to 3,36,531.

Two more COVID deaths were also reported from Kashmir, officials said.

Moreover, 209 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals including 184 from Kashmir and 25 from Jammu division in the last 24 hours, they said.

No new case of Mucormycosis (black fungus) was reported today, officials said.

On vaccination, the daily media bulletin on novel coronavirus informed that 19,152 doses of COVID vaccine were administered in the last 24 hours bringing the cumulative number of doses administered across J&K so far to 1,65,35,149.

According to the bulletin, out of 3,36,531 positive cases recorded cumulatively so far, currently there are 1,658 active positive cases across J&K, including 1,385 in Kashmir and 273 in Jammu division, while as 3,30,398 persons have recovered and 4,475 have died – 2,290 in Kashmir and 2,185 in Jammu division.

Active COVID-19 cases in India decline to 1,05,691, lowest in 543 days: Govt

New Delhi, Nov 28 (PTI) India saw a single-day rise of 8,774 new coronavirus infections, taking the country’s total tally to 3,45,72,523, while the active cases have declined to 1,05,691, the lowest in 543 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday.

The death toll has climbed to 4,68,554, with 621 daily fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.

The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been below 20,000 for 51 straight days and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 154 consecutive days now.

The active cases have declined to 1,05,691 comprising 0.31 percent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.34 percent, the highest since March 2020, the Health Ministry said.

A decrease of 1,328 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.80 percent. It has been less than 2 percent for last 55 days

Weekly positivity rate was also recorded at 0.85 percent. It has been below 1 percent for the last 14 days, according to the health ministry.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,39,98,278, while the case fatality rate has increased to 1.36 percent.

The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive has exceeded 121.94 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 621 new fatalities include 554 from Kerala and 17 from Maharashtra. Kerala has been reconciling Covid deaths for the past few days, so the death tally of the state is high.

A total of 4,68,554 deaths have been reported so far in the country, including 1,40,908 from Maharashtra, 39,679 from Kerala, 38,196 from Karnataka, 36,454  from Tamil Nadu, 25,096 from Delhi, 22,910 from Uttar Pradesh and 19,450 from West Bengal.

The Health 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.

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