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J&K logs 147 fresh positive cases of COVID-19

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Active Covid cases in country decline to 62,748

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir recorded 147 fresh positive cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the last 24 hours which pushed the cumulative infection tally to 4,77,931, officials said Thursday.

They said while 121 fresh cases were reported from Kashmir valley, 26 were from the Jammu division.

Moreover, 187 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and been discharged from various hospitals including 15 from Jammu division and 172 from Kashmir division.

Providing district-wise breakup for these positive cases, they informed that in Kashmir division, Srinagar reported 44 cases, Budgam 30 cases, Baramulla reported 20 cases,  Kupwara reported seven cases, Anantnag  and Ganderbal six cases each, Kulgam reported three cases, Pulwama, Bandipora and Shoopian reported two cases each.

Similarly in Jammu division, Jammu district reported 21 cases, Rajouri and Poonch two cases each, and Kathua recorded one fresh case today.

Currently there are 1,051 active positive cases in J&K — 802 in Kashmir and 249 in Jammu division. So far cumulatively 4,72,098  persons infected with the disease have recovered while 4,782 have died – 2,432 in Kashmir and 2,350 in Jammu division.

Officials also informed that 11,897 doses of COVID vaccine were administered in the last 24 hours across Jammu and Kashmir bringing the cumulative number of doses administered till date to 2,43,26,972.

Meanwhile With 7,946 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day, India’s total tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 4,44,36,339, while the active cases declined to 62,748, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday.

The death toll climbed to 5,27,911 with 37 fatalities which includes 12 deaths reconciled by Kerala, the data updated at 8 am stated.

The active cases comprise 0.14 percent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate increased to 98.67 percent, the ministry said.

A decline of 1,919 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.98 percent and the weekly positivity rate at 2.57 percent, according to the ministry.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,38,45,680 while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.19 percent.

According to the ministry, 212.52 crore doses of Covid vaccine have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.

The 25 new fatalities include five from Maharashtra, three each from Gujarat and West Bengal, two each from Delhi, Karnataka, Mizoram, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh, and one each from Bihar, Odisha, Pondicherry and Punjab.

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