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J&K reports 182 new COVID cases, one death in Kashmir

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday reported 182 new COVID-19 cases while took the cumulative total of cases recorded so far to 3,38,745, while one more fatality reported from Kashmir took the death toll to 4,491.

The officials said 149 of the fresh cases were reported from Kashmir and 33 from Jammu division.

They said 204 COVID-19 patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals including 167 from Kashmir and 37 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 novel coronavirus informed that 46,542 doses of COVID vaccine were administered in the last 24 hours bringing the cumulative number of doses administered across J&K so far to 1,72,53,151.

According to the bulletin, out of 3,38,745 positive cases recorded cumulatively so far, currently there are 1,595 active positive cases across J&K including 1,177 in Kashmir and 418 in Jammu division, while as 3,32,659 persons have recovered and 4,491 have died – 2,302 in Kashmir  and 2,189 in Jammu division.

India’s active case decline to 93,277, lowest in 559 days

New Delhi(PTI): With 7,992 people testing positive for the coronavirus in a day, India’s COVID-19 tally climbed to 3,46,682,736, while the number of active cases declined to 93,277, the lowest in 559 days, according to Union health ministry data updated on Saturday.

The death toll mounted to 4,75,128 with the addition of 393 fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.

The daily rise in new coronavirus cases has been recorded below 15,000 for the last 44 days now.

The number of active cases has decreased to 93,277, comprising 0.27 percent of the total infections, the lowest in 559 days, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has been recorded at 98.36 percent, the highest since March last year, the health ministry said.

The data stated that a decrease of 1,666 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 case count in a span of 24 hours.

The daily positivity rate has been recorded at 0.64 percent and it has been less than two percent for the last 68 days. The weekly positivity rate has been recorded at 0.71 percent and it has been below one percent for the last 27 days, according to the ministry.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,41,14,331, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.37 percent, it said.

The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the COVID-19 vaccination drive has exceeded 131.99 crore.

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