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J&K logs 5 fresh COVID-19 cases

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir reported five fresh COVID-19 cases and zero fatality due to the disease on Saturday, taking the cumulative infection tally in the union territory to 4,54,276.

Four cases were reported in Jammu district and one in Kathua district, officials said here.

Currently there are 58 active cases of the disease in the union territory at present, and the number of recoveries has reached 4,49,466, they said.

The COVID-19 death toll in the union territory stands at 4,752, the officials said.

India reports 3962 new Covid cases, 26 fatalities

India logged a single-day rise of 3,962 coronavirus infections and 26 fatalities, pushing the overall tally to 4,31,72,547 cases and 5,24,677 deaths, according to Union Health Ministry data updated on Saturday.

The data updated at 8 am also stated that the number of active cases in the country increased by 1,239 in 24 hours to stand at 22,416.

Of the 26 fresh fatalities, six were recorded in the last 24 hours and 20 reconciled by Kerala.

The active cases now constitute 0.05 percent of the total infections, the health ministry said, adding the country’s overall COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.73 percent.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.89 percent, while the weekly figure was 0.77 percent, according to the health ministry. The case fatality rate was recorded at 1.22 percent.

An increase of 1,239 cases has been recorded in active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease rose to 4,26,25,454, the data showed.

On vaccination, the ministry said the cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 inoculation drive has exceeded 193.96 crore.

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