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J&K logs 5 fresh COVID-19 cases

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday recorded five fresh COVID-19 cases that took its cumulative tally to 4,54,153, officials said.

The death toll remained unchanged at 4,752.

Of the fresh cases, three were reported from Jammu district and two from Srinagar district, the officials said.

Currently, the number of active COVID-19 cases in the union territory stands at 50. So far, 4,49,351 people have recovered from the viral disease, they said.

Active COVID-19 cases in country dip to 16,400

The daily rise in new coronavirus infections fell below 2,000 after 28 days taking India’s tally of COVID-19 cases to 4,31,25,370, while the active cases dipped to 16,400, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday.

A total of 1,579 new Covid cases were reported in a span of 24 hours and the death toll climbed to 5,24,260 with 19 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.

The active cases comprise 0.04 percent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.75 percent, the ministry said.

A decrease of 917 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours. The daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.44 percent and the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 0.59 percent, according to the ministry.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,25,84,710, while the case fatality rate was 1.22 percent.

The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive has exceeded 191.48 crore.

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