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J&K logs 18 fresh COVID-19 cases

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir’s COVID-19 tally increased to 4,54,373 on Tuesday as 18 more people tested positive for the viral disease, officials said.

The death toll remained unchanged at 4,752, they said.

Of the fresh cases, 15 were reported from the Jammu division and three from the Kashmir division, they said.

Currently there are 99 active COVID-19 cases in the union territory, while the number of recoveries stands at 4,49,522, the officials said.

India records 6,594 fresh COVID-19 cases, six fatalities

With 6,594 fresh cases, India’s COVID-19 tally has climbed to 4,32,36,695, while the number of active cases of the infection has gone up to 50,548, the Union health ministry said on Tuesday.

The death toll due to the viral disease has climbed to 5,24,777 with six more fatalities, according to the ministry’s data updated at 8 am.

The active cases account for 0.12 percent of the total caseload, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.67 percent, the ministry said.

An increase of 2,553 cases was recorded in the active Covid caseload in a span of 24 hours, it added.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.05 percent, while the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 2.32 percent. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease has gone up to 4,26,61,370, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.21 percent, the ministry said.

The total number of doses administered under the nationwide Covid vaccination drive has exceeded 195.35 crore.

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