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J&K logs 741 new COVID-19 cases, one death

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir recorded 741 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, raising the cumulative infection tally in the union territory to 4,65,904, officials said.

A fresh death was also reported from Jammu division which pushed the toll to 4,773, they said.

Of the new cases, 515 were reported from the Kashmir Valley and 226 from the Jammu division, the officials said.

As per the district-wise break-up of these positive cases, in Kashmir division, Srinagar district reported 239 cases, Baramulla reported 125 cases, Budgam 42 cases, Kupwara reported 38 cases, Kulgam reported 20 cases, Bandipora reported 15 cases, Pulwama  and Anantnag reported 14 cases each, Ganderbal reported five cases, and Shopian reported three fresh cases.

Similarly in Jammu division, Jammu district reported 125 cases, Ramban 25, Doda 24, Rajouri 16, Udhampur 14, Kathua seven, Samba, Kishtwar and Reasi reported three cases each and Poonch reported two cases.

Currently there are 4,846 active cases of the virus in the union territory – 3,183 in Kashmir and 1,663 in Jammu division.

The number of recoveries has reached 4,56,285, the officials said, adding this also includes 445 patients who were discharged from various hospitals, including 261 from Kashmir division and 184 from Jammu division, in the last 24 hours after their recuperation.

So far 4,773 people have succumbed to the disease in J&K, 2,429 in Kashmir division and 2,344 in Jammu division.

Active COVID cases in country dip to 1,39,792

With 13,734 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day, India’s tally of COVID-19 cases has risen to 4,40,50,009, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday.

The death toll has climbed to 5,26,430 with 27 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.

The active cases have declined to 1,39,792. They comprise 0.32 percent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.49 percent, the ministry said.

A decrease of 4,197 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 3.34 percent and the weekly positivity rate at 4.79 percent, according to the health ministry.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,33,83,787, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.20 percent.

According to the ministry, 204.6 crore doses of Covid vaccine have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive.

The 27 new fatalities include six from West Bengal, three from Himachal Pradesh, two each from Delhi, Goa, Karnataka and Punjab, one each from Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Odisha, Pondicherry and Uttarakhand.


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