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J&K logs 6 new COVID-19 cases

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir reported six new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, taking the cumulative infection tally in the Union Territory to 4,54,255, officials said here.

All the six cases were reported from Jammu district while no fresh case was detected in other districts, the officials said.

Currently there are 56 active cases of the disease in the Union Territory, while the cumulative number of recoveries has reached 4,49,447, the officials said.

The death toll from the pandemic remains unchanged as no Covid-related fatality was reported in the last 24 hours.

Active COVID-19 cases rise to 18,386

With 2,745 new coronavirus infections being recorded in a day, India’s total tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 4,31,60,832, while the active cases increased to 18,386, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday.

The death toll climbed to 5,24,636 with six 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  98.74 percent, the ministry said.

An increase of 503 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 percent and weekly positivity rate was also recorded at 0.63 percent, according to the health ministry.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,26,17,810, 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 193.57 crore.

The six new fatalities include two from Kerala and one each from Delhi, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh.

A total of 5,24,636 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 1,47,860 from Maharashtra, 69,742 from Kerala, 40,107 from Karnataka, 38,025 from Tamil Nadu, 26,210 from Delhi, 23,520  from Uttar Pradesh and 21,204 from  West Bengal.

The ministry stressed that more than 70 percent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.

“Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research,” the ministry said on its website, adding that state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.

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