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J&K logs 7 new cases of COVID-19

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India reports 1,033 new cases

Srinagar/New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir reported seven fresh Covid cases on Thursday that took the cumulative infection tally to 4,53,845, officials said.

All the fresh cases were reported from the Kashmir division, they said.

Of the new cases, six were recorded in Srinagar while Budgam district registered one case, officials said.

Eighteen of the 20 districts in the Union Territory did not report any fresh cases.

There are 148 active cases while the overall recovery has reached 4,48,947,  officials said.

The COVID-19 death toll stands at 4,750. No Covid-related fatality was reported in the last 24 hours, officials said.

There were 51 confirmed cases of mucormycosis (black fungus), they added.

Meanwhile, with 1,033 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day, India’s total tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 4,30,31,958, while the active cases dipped to 11,639, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday.

The death toll climbed to 5,21,530 with 43 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.

The active cases comprise 0.03 percent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate remained at 98.76 percent, the ministry said.

A reduction of 232 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

The daily positivity rate was recorded as 0.21 percent and the weekly positivity rate as 0.22  percent, according to the ministry.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,24,98,789 while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.21 percent.

The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive has exceeded 185.20 crore.

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