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J&K logs 137 COVID-19 cases, no fresh death

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Active COVID-19 cases in India settle below two lakh after 49 days

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday reported 137 new positive cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), even as no fresh virus-related death was recorded in the last 24 hours, officials said.

They said of the fresh cases 100 were reported from Jammu division and 37 from Kashmir – taking the total number of positive cases detected so far in Jammu and Kashmir to 4,52,547.

Moreover, 381 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals including 257 from Jammu division and 124 from Kashmir 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 23,745 doses of COVID vaccine were administered in the last 24 hours bringing the cumulative number of doses administered across J&K to 2,14,10,055.

According to the bulletin, out of 4,52,547 positive cases recorded cumulatively so far, currently there are 1,448 active positive cases across J&K including 785 in Jammu division and 663 in Kashmir, while as 4,46,352 persons have recovered and 4,747 have died – 2,423 in Kashmir division and 2,324 in Jammu division.

Providing district-wise breakup for positive cases reported today, the bulletin said that Srinagar reported 22 cases, Baramulla reported three cases, Budgam reported seven cases, Anantnag reported one fresh case, Bandipora reported three and Kulgam reported one new case while as Pulwama, Kupwara, Ganderbal and Shopian reported no new cases.

Similarly, Jammu reported 30 cases, Reasi reported one new case while as Udhampur reported 22 cases, Rajouri reported three cases, Doda reported 25 cases, Kathua reported six cases, Samba reported two cases, Poonch reported three cases, Ramban reported eight new cases while as Kishtwar reported no new case.

Meanwhile  India added 13,405 new coronavirus infections in a single day, taking the virus tally to 4,28,51,929, while the active cases dipped below two lakh after 49 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday.

The death toll climbed to 5,12,344 with 235 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.

The daily COVID-19 cases have remained below one lakh for 16 consecutive days.

The active cases declined to 1,81,075 comprising 0.42 percent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has further improved to 98.38 percent, the ministry said.

A reduction of 21,056 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

The daily positivity rate was recorded as 1.24 percent while the weekly positivity rate was recorded as 1.98 percent, according to the ministry.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,21,58,510, while the case fatality rate was recorded as 1.20 percent.

The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive has exceeded 175.83 crore.

The 235 new fatalities include 128 from Kerala and 21 from Karnataka.

A total of 5,12,344 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 1,43,586 from Maharashtra, 64,273 from Kerala, 39,816 from Karnataka, 37,981 from Tamil Nadu, 26,105  from Delhi, 23,435 from Uttar Pradesh and 21,143 from  West Bengal.

The 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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