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J&K logs 164 fresh Covid cases, 2 deaths

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir recorded 164 fresh COVID-19 cases on Saturday, pushing the infection count to 3,40,598, while two deaths due to the virus were reported from the Union Territory in the past 24 hours, officials said.

Of the fresh cases, 124 were reported from Kashmir and 40 from the Jammu division, the officials said.

They said Srinagar district recorded a maximum of 51 new cases, followed by 29 cases in Baramulla district.

The new fatalities, both of them from Kashmir, raised the death toll from the pandemic to 4,521 in the UT.

Officials also said that 124 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals including 95 from Kashmir and 29 from the Jammu division.

The number of mucormycosis (black fungus) cases remains unchanged at 50 in the Union Territory as no fresh infection was reported, the officials said.

On vaccination, the daily media bulletin on novel coronavirus informed that 68,900 doses of COVID vaccine were administered in the last 24 hours bringing the cumulative number of doses administered across J&K to 1,79,93,527.

According to the bulletin, out of 3,40,598 positive cases recorded cumulatively so far, currently there are 1,355 active positive cases across J&K including 1,006 in Kashmir and 349 in Jammu division, while as 3,34,722 persons have recovered and 4,521 have died – 2,325 in Kashmir and 2,196 in Jammu division.