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Covid cases in UT continue to rise; 704 new cases, one death reported Sunday

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India records 19,673 Covid cases, 39 fatalities in a day

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir recorded 704 fresh Covid cases on Sunday that took the cumulative infection tally to 4,64,764, while one more fatality pushed the death toll to 4,771, officials said.

Of the new cases, 494 were reported from the Kashmir valley and 210 from the Jammu division, they said, adding the lone fatality was reported from the Jammu division.

Providing district-wise breakup for today’s positive cases, officials informed that in Kashmir division, Srinagar reported 205 cases, Baramulla reported 131 cases, Kupwara reported 42 cases, Budgam 41 cases, Anantnag reported 37 cases, Bandipora reported 24 cases, Ganderbal and Kulgam reported seven cases each while as Pulwama and Shopian reported no fresh case today.

Similarly in Jammu division, Jammu district reported 124 cases, Kishtwar 22, Doda 14, Udhampur and Rajouri 10 cases each, Poonch and Ramban nine cases each, Kathua eight cases while Samba and Reasi reported two cases each.

Currently there are 4,859 active cases in the Union Territory – 3,071 in Kashmir and 1,788 in Jammu division — while the overall recoveries has reached 4,55,136, officials said, adding this also includes , 555 more COVID-19 patients  — 326 from Kashmir division and 229 from Jammu division – who were discharged in the last 24 hours after their recuperation.

So far the viral infection has claimed 4,771 lives in J&K – 2,429 in Kashmir and 2,342 in Jammu division.

There have so far been 51 recorded cases of mucormycosis (black fungus) in J&K, they added.

Meanwhile India’s COVID-19 case rally rose by 19,673 in a day to reach 4,40,19,811 while active cases reached 1,43,676, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday.

The death toll has climbed to 5,26,357 with 39 more fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.

Active caseload increased by 292 in a day and comprised 0.33 percent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was 98.48 percent, the ministry said.

The number of people who have recuperated from the viral disease surged to 4,33,49,778 while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.20 percent.

The daily positivity rate was 4.96 percent and the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 4.88 percent.

According to the Union Health Ministry, 204.25 crore doses of Covid vaccine have been administered in the country so far.

The 39 new fatalities include seven in West Bengal, four in Maharashtra, three in Delhi, two each from Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh and one each in Assam, Goa, Karnataka, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura and Uttarakhand.

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