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J&K logs 12 new Covid cases

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Srinagar: With 12 fresh Covid cases reported today, the infection tally in Jammu and Kashmir has reached 4,53,909, officials said.

Of the new cases, two were reported from the Jammu division while the rest were from Kashmir division, they said.

Srinagar district recorded eight new cases while Budgam registered two new infections, officials said.

Seventeen of the 20 districts in the Union Territory did not report any fresh case.

There are 77 active cases while the overall recoveries has reached 4,49,082, they 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.

1,088 new COVID-19 cases recorded in country

India saw a single day rise of 1,088 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 4,30,38,016, while the active cases dipped to 10,870, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday.

The death toll climbed to 5,21,736 with 26 fresh fatalities, the data updated   at 8 am stated.

The active cases comprise 0.03 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate remained at 98.76 per cent, the ministry said.                A reduction of 19 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

The daily positivity rate was recorded as 0.25 per cent and the weekly positivity rate as 0.24 per cent, according to the ministry.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,25,05,410, while the case fatality rate was recorded as 1.21 per cent.

The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive has exceeded 186.07 crore.

India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 2020, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19.     The country crossed the grim milestone of two crore on May 4 and three crore on June 23.

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