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J&K reports 27 new cases of COVID-19

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir reported 27 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, taking the cumulative infection tally to 4,54,469, officials said.

Of the total cases, 19 were reported from Jammu division and eight from Kashmir Valley, they said, adding that of these Jammu district reported 18 cases, Srinagar reported seven cases, while Budgam and Samba reported one case each while no other district reported any fresh cases.

Currently there are 141 active Covid cases in the Union Territory – 95 in Jammu division and 46 in Kashmir — while the total number of recoveries has reached 4,49,576, they said. Ten more COVID-19 patients were discharged from various hospitals including nine from Jammu division and one from Kashmir in the last 24 hours after their recuperation.

The COVID-19 death toll in J&K stands at 4,752; of these 2,424 persons have died in Kashmir and 2,328 in Jammu division. No fresh fatality linked to the infection was reported in the last 24 hours, they said.

On vaccination, the daily media bulletin on novel coronavirus informed that 4,911 doses of COVID vaccine were administered in the last 24 hours bringing the cumulative number of doses administered so far across J&K to 2,31,77,293.

The bulletin also informed that no new case of Mucormycosis (black fungus) was reported today.

 India records 13,216 fresh COVID-19 cases

India’s COVID-19 tally increased to 4,32,83,793 on Saturday as 13,216 more people tested positive for the viral disease and the active caseload climbed to 68,108, according to Union health ministry data.

This is the first time in 113 days that India has recorded over 13,000 cases.

The death toll increased to 5,24,840 with 23 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.

The active cases comprise 0.16 percent of the total infections. The national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.63 percent, the ministry said.

An increase of 5,045 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.73 percent and the weekly positivity rate at 2.47 percent, the ministry said.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,26,90,845. The case fatality rate stood at 1.21 percent, it said.

The cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide inoculation drive have exceeded 196 crore.

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