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J&K records eight cases of Covid

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Active cases in country rise to 17,087

Srinagar/New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday recorded eight new cases of coronavirus, taking the infection tally to 4,54,242 while no death was reported in the last 24 hours, officials said.

Six of the fresh cases were from the Jammu division while two were from the Kashmir division, they said.

Seventeen of the total 20 districts did not report a single new case.

There are 67 active Covid cases in the Union Territory, while the number of recovered patients is 4,49,423, officials said.

The death toll due to the pandemic stands at 4,752.

There are 51 confirmed cases of mucormycosis (black fungus) in the Union Territory as no fresh case was reported since Saturday evening.

Meanwhile, with 2,828 new coronavirus infections being recorded in a day, India’s total tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 4,31,53,043, while the active cases increased to 17,087, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday.

The death toll climbed to 5,24,586 with 14 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.

The active cases comprise 0.04 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.74 per cent, the ministry said.

An increase of 779 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.60 per cent and the weekly positivity rate was 0.56 per cent, according to the ministry.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,26,11,370, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.22 per cent.

The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive has exceeded 193.28 crore.

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