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J&K logs 150 new COVID-19 cases, one death

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India reports 8,309 new Covid cases, 236 related deaths

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir recorded 150 fresh cases of coronavirus on Monday, taking the infection count to 3,36,681, while another related fatality raised the death toll to 4,476, officials said.

Of the fresh cases, 122 were from the Kashmir and 28 from the Jammu division of the Union Territory, the officials said.

They said Srinagar district recorded a maximum of 48 new cases followed by 23 cases in Baramulla district.

The fresh COVID-related death was reported from Kashmir, officials said, adding 181 more patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals 161 from Kashmir and including 20 from Jammu division in the last 24 hours.

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

On vaccination, the daily media bulletin on coronavirus informed that 44,236 doses of COVID vaccine were administered in the last 24 hours bringing the cumulative number of doses administered across J&K so far to 1,65,72,322.

According to the bulletin, out of 3,36,681 positive cases recorded cumulatively so far, currently there are 1,626 active positive cases in J&K, including 1,345 in Kashmir and 281 in Jammu division, while as 3,30,579 persons have recovered and 4,476 have died – 2,291 in Kashmir and 2,185 in Jammu division.

Meanwhile  With 8,309 people testing positive for the coronavirus infection in a day, India’s tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 3,45,80,832, while the active cases have declined to 1,03,859, the lowest in 544 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday.

The death toll has climbed to 4,68,790 with 236 daily fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.

The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been below 20,000 for 52 straight days and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 155 consecutive days now.

The active cases have declined to 1,03,859 comprising 0.30 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 1,832 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.09 percent. It has been less than 2 percent for last 56 days

Weekly positivity rate was also recorded at 0.85 percent. It has been below 1 percent for the last 15 days, according to the health ministry.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,40,08,183 while the case fatality rate  was recorded at 1.36 percent.

The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive has exceeded 122.41 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 236 new fatalities include 159 from Kerala and 33 from Maharashtra.

Of the 159 deaths, 19 were reported over the last few days and 140 were designated as COVID-19 deaths after receiving appeals based on the new guidelines of the Centre and the directions of the Supreme Court, a s Kerala state government release said on Sunday.

A total of 4,68,790 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 1,40,941 from Maharashtra, 39,838 from Kerala, 38,198 from Karnataka, 36,463  from Tamil Nadu, 25,097 from Delhi, 22,910 from Uttar Pradesh and 19,462 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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