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J&K logs 7 fresh COVID-19 cases

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir reported seven new corona cases on Thursday, taking the infection tally in the union territory to 4,54,079, officials said here.

All the seven cases were reported from Jammu district, the officials said.

Currently there are 60 active cases of the disease in the union territory — 33 in Jammu division and 27 in Kashmir — while the total number of recoveries has reached 4,49,268, they said. Five COVID-19 patients — three from Jammu division and two from Kashmir division– after their recuperation were discharged from various hospitals in the last 24 hours, officials said.

The COVID-19 death toll in the union territory stands at 4,751 as no fresh fatality was reported in the last 24 hours. So far 2,423 persons have died of the disease in Kashmir division and 2,328 in Jammu division.

The officials said there were 51 confirmed cases of mucormycosis (black fungus).

On vaccination, the daily media bulletin on novel coronavirus informed that 14,210 doses of COVID vaccine were administered in the last 24 hours bringing the cumulative number of doses administered so far across J&K to 2,27,33,189.

Active COVID-19 cases in country rise to 19,719

India logged 3,275 new coronavirus infections in a day, pushing the number of active cases to 19,719 and the overall tally to 4,30,91,393, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated Thursday.

The data released at 8 am also showed that 55 fatalities — 52 of them from Kerala alone — were reported in a 24-hour span, taking the cumulative death toll to 5,23,975.

The active cases constitute 0.05 percent of the total infections, the health ministry said, adding the country’s COVID-19 recovery rate is 98.74 percent.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.77 percent while the weekly figure was recorded at 0.78 percent, the ministry said.

An increase of 210 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload which now stand at 19,719.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease rose to 4,25,47,699, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.22 percent.

The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive has exceeded 189.63 crore.

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