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J&K logs 11 fresh cases of COVID-19  

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir reported 11 fresh positive cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the last 24 hours which took the cumulative infection tally to 4,54,348, officials said Sunday.

They said of the fresh cases, six were reported from Jammu division and five from Kashmir.

Providing district-wise breakup for positive cases for today, they said Jammu district reported five cases, Srinagar reported four cases, Kathua and Kupwara districts reported one case each while no other district across the Union Territory reported any fresh case.

Moreover, four more COVID-19 patients were discharged from various hospitals from Jammu division after their recuperation, they informed.

No new case of Mucormycosis (black fungus) was reported today, they said.

On vaccination, the daily media bulletin on novel coronavirus informed that 889 doses of COVID vaccine were administered in the last 24 hours bringing the cumulative number of doses administered across J&K to 2,31,40,281.

According to the bulletin, out of 4,54,348 positive cases recorded cumulatively thus far in J&K, currently there are 88 active positive cases in the UT. Of these 66 are in Jammu division and 22 in Kashmir, while 4,49,508 persons have recovered so far and 4,752 have died – 2,424 in Kashmir division and 2,328 in Jammu division.

Active COVID-19 cases increase to 44,513

India logged 8,582 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 4,32,22,017, while the active cases increased to 44,513, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday.

The death toll climbed to 5,24,761 with four fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.

The active cases comprise 0.10 percent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.66 per cent, the ministry said.

An increase of 4,143 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.71 percent while the weekly positivity rate was also recorded at 2.02 percent, according to the ministry.  The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,26,52,743, while the case fatality rate was 1.21 percent.

The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive has exceeded 195.07 crore.

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