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India reports 2,528 new COVID-19 cases, 149 fatalities

Srinagar/New Delhi: Fifteen fresh cases of Covid-19 were reported in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday taking the total number of positive cases in the Union Territory to 453520, officials said.

They said that eight new cases were reported from Jammu and seven from Kashmir division.

They further said that out of 453520 positive cases, 133 are active positive (50 in Jammu division and 83 in Kashmir division), 448637 have recovered and 4750 have died; 2327 in Jammu and 2423 in Kashmir division.

Srinagar reported 04 cases, Budgam 02, Kupwara 01, Jammu 02, Rajouri 03 while as Udhampur, Kathua and Kishtwar reported 01 case each, said the officials.

No fresh case was reported from Baramulla, Pulwama, Kulgam, Anantnag, Bandipora, Ganderbal, Shopian, Poonch, Samba, Doda, Reasi and Ramban districts on Friday, the officials said.

They said that 23, 322 doses of Covid vaccine were administered in last 24 hours bringing the cumulative number of doses administered across J&K to2,17,99,037.

Meanwhile, with 2,528 new COVID-19 cases being reported in a day, India’s infection tally now stands at 4,30,04,005, while the count of active cases fell below 30,000 after around 685 days, according to the Union Health Ministry on Friday.

The death toll due to the disease has climbed to 5,16,281 with 149 daily fatalities being recorded, data updated by the ministry at 8 am showed.

The count of active cases has declined to 29,181 which comprises 0.07 percent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has further improved to 98.73 percent, the health ministry said.

A reduction of 1,618 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload of the country in a span of 24 hours, the data showed.

There has been a sustained fall in the weekly and daily positivity rates too, the ministry said.

Both were recorded at 0.40 percent, it added.

The last 24 hours saw a total of 6,33,867 COVID-19 tests being conducted. India has so far conducted over 78.18 crore tests for the disease.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease has surged to 4,24,58,543, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.20 percent, the data showed.

The cumulative number of doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive has exceeded 180.97 crore.

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