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With 542 fresh cases, Covid infections continue to surge in J&K

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Srinagar/New Delhi: As the surge in Covid infections continues, Jammu and Kashmir reported 542 fresh cases in the last 24 hours, with one death, officials here said on Friday.

The additions took the overall number of infections to 3,43,310, they said.

Out of the fresh cases, 288 were from the Jammu division and 254 from the Kashmir division of the union territory, they said.

Jammu district recorded 176 cases, the highest, across the UT followed by Srinagar district that reported 137 cases.

There are 2,492 active cases in the region, while the number of recovered patients has reached 3,36,284, the officials said.

The region has lost 4,534 of its people to the virus since the beginning of the pandemic.

There were 51 confirmed cases of Mucormycosis (black fungus) with no new cases added in last one day, added the officials.

Providing district-wise breakup for positive cases reported today, the officials said that Srinagar reported 137 cases, Baramulla 48, Budgam 20, Pulwama 02, Kupwara 17, Anantnag 05, Bandipora 03, Ganderbal 04, Kulgam 18 cases while as Shopian reported no fresh case for today.

In Jammu region, Jammu district reported 176 cases, Reasi 27, Udhampur 16, Rajouri 14, Doda 15, Kathua 23, Samba 07, Poonch 06, Kishtwar 04 cases while as Ramban reported no fresh case for today.

On COVID vaccination, the officials said that 84,507doses of COVID vaccine have been administered in the last 24 hours bringing the cumulative number of doses administered across J&K to1,91,79,263.

Meanwhile, on national level, the daily rise in coronavirus infections was recorded above one lakh after 214 days, taking India’s total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,52,26,386 which includes 3,007 cases of Omicron reported across 27 states and UTs, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday.

Out of the total Omicron cases reported so far, 1,199 people have recovered or migrated.

Maharashtra recorded  the maximum number of 876 cases followed by Delhi  at 465, Karnataka 333, Rajasthan 291, Kerala 284 and Gujarat 204.

The country saw a single day rise of  1,17,100 new coronavirus infections, while the active cases increased to 3,71,363, the highest in around 120 days, according to the data updated at 8 am.

The death toll climbed to 4,83,178 with 302 fresh fatalities, the data stated.

The country last reported over one lakh cases on June 7 last year when 1,00,636 infections were recorded.

The  active cases comprise 1.05 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has decreased to 97.57  per cent, the ministry said.

An increase of 85,962 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of  24 hours.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 7.74 per cent while the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 4.54 per cent, according to the ministry.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,43,71, 845, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.37 per cent.

The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive has exceeded 149.66 crore.

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