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J&K reports 692 fresh COVID-19 cases, two deaths

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir’s COVID-19 caseload climbed to 4,61,947 on Wednesday with 692 fresh infections, while the death toll climbed to 4,765 as two more people succumbed to the viral disease, officials here said.

Of the fresh cases, 431 were reported from the Kashmir valley and 261 from the Jammu division, they said, adding that one each of the fresh fatalities was also reported from twin divisions.

Providing district-wise breakup for today’s positive cases, officials informed that Srinagar reported 230 cases, Jammu reported 167 cases, Baramulla reported 99 cases, Ganderbal reported 27 cases, Budgam reported 23 cases, Anantnag reported 22 cases, Rajouri reported 21, Bandipora reported 15 cases, Samba reported 14 cases, Doda, Ramban and Kishtwar reported 13 cases each, Udhampur and Kupwara reported 10 cases each, Poonch reported seven cases, Kulgam  reported four cases, Kathua reported three cases, and Pulwama reported one case.

Currently there are 4,074 active COVID-19 cases in Jammu and Kashmir, including 2,151 in Kashmir and 1,923 in Jammu division, the officials said.

So far, 4,53,108 people have recovered from the disease, they said. This also includes 432 more COVID-19 patients, including 223 from Jammu division and 209 from Kashmir, who were discharged from various hospitals in the last 24 hours after their recuperation.

The viral disease has so far claimed 2427 lives in Kashmir division and 2,338 in Jammu division.

India reports 18,313 fresh cases of COVID-19, 57 fatalities

With 18,313 fresh cases reported in a day, India’s COVID-19 tally has climbed to 4,39,38,764, while the count of active cases of the infection has declined to 1,45,026, the Union health ministry said on Wednesday.

The death toll due to the viral disease has gone up to 5,26,110 with 57 more fatalities, according to the ministry’s data updated at 8 am.

The active cases account for 0.34 percent of the total caseload, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.47 percent, the ministry said.

A decline of 2,486 cases was recorded in the active Covid caseload in a span of 24 hours, it added.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 4.31 percent and the weekly positivity rate at 4.57 percent, according to the data.

A total of 87.36 crore tests have so far been conducted to detect the viral infection in the country, including 4,25,337 in the last 24 hours.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease has gone up to 4,32,67,571, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.2 percent, the data showed.

According to the ministry, 202.79 crore vaccine doses have so far been administered under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive.

Of the 57 fatalities recorded in the 24-hour period, 19 were from Kerala, 12 from Maharashtra, seven from West Bengal, four from Meghalaya, two each from Bihar, Delhi and Odisha, and one each was reported from Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Nagaland, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh and Chandigarh.

A total of 5,26,167 deaths due to Covid have so far been reported in the country, including 1,48,080 from Maharashtra, 70,412 from Kerala, 40,134 from Karnataka, 38,032 from Tamil Nadu, 26,305 from Delhi, 23,561 from Uttar Pradesh and 21,334 from West Bengal.

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