J&K logs 67 fresh positive cases of COVID-19
Active Covid cases in India decline to 50,342
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir recorded 67 fresh positive cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the last 24 hours which pushed the cumulative infection tally to 4,78,562, officials said Thursday.
They said 57 fresh cases were reported from Kashmir division and 10 from Jammu division.
Providing district-wise breakup for today’s positive cases, the officials informed that in Kashmir division, Srinagar reported 21 cases, Baramulla reported 12 cases, Budgam 11 cases, Pulwama reported five cases, Kulgam reported four, Kupwara and Anantnag two cases each while cases no other district reported any positive case today.
Similarly in Jammu division, Jammu district reported six cases, Kathua two and Udhampur and Samba one case each.
Moreover, 116 more COVID-19 patients were discharged from various hospitals, including 86 from Kashmir and 30 from Jammu division, in the last 24 hours after their recuperation, officials said.
They said currently there are 642 active positive cases in J&K – 459 in Kashmir and 183 in Jammu division.
So far cumulatively 4,73,136 persons have recovered from the viral infection and 4,784 have died – 2,433 in Kashmir and 2,351 in Jammu division.
They also informed that 9,429 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 2,44,06,935.
Meanwhile India saw a single day rise of 6,395 new coronavirus infections, taking the tally of COVID-19 cases to 4,44,78,636, while the active cases declined to 50,342, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Thursday.
The death toll has climbed to 5,28,090 with 33 fatalities, including 14 deaths reconciled by Kerala, the data updated at 8 am showed.
The active cases comprise 0.11 percent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has increased to 98.70 percent, the health ministry said.
A decline of 252 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.96 percent and the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 1.88 percent, according to the health ministry.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,39,00,204, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.19 percent.
According to the ministry, 214.27 crore doses of Covid vaccines have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive.
The 19 new fatalities include five from Maharashtra and two each from Delhi, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal among others.