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J&K logs 22 new COVID-19 cases

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir registered 22 fresh Covid cases on Monday, taking the cumulative infection tally in the union territory to 4,78,759, officials said here.

While 13 cases were reported from Kashmir Valley, nine cases were reported from Jammu division, they said.

Providing district-wise breakup for today’s positive cases, they informed that in Kashmir division, Srinagar reported seven cases, Pulwama reported three cases, Kulgam two cases and Baramulla reported one fresh case even as no other district reported any fresh cases today.

Similarly in Jammu division, Jammu district reported four cases, Udhampur and Ramban two cases each, and Reasi reported one fresh case today.

The death toll due to the virus was 4,784 as no fresh fatality was reported from the union territory, they said. So far 2,433 persons have died of the disease in Kashmir and 2,351 in Jammu division.

Currently there are 352 active cases of the disease in the union territory – 238 in Kashmir and 114 in Jammu division — while the total number of recoveries has reached 4,73,623, the official said.

Moreover, 106 COVID-19 patients were discharged from various hospitals — including 90 from Kashmir and 16 from Jammu division – in the last 24 hours after their recuperation, officials said.

They said so far 51 confirmed cases of mucormycosis (black fungus) have been recorded in J&K.

Active Covid cases in country decline to 47,176

India logged 5,221 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 4,45,00,580, while the active cases dipped to  47,176, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday.

The death toll climbed to 5,28,165 with 15 fatalities which includes four deaths reconciled by Kerala, the data updated at 8 am stated.

The active cases comprise 0.11 percent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has increased to 98.71 percent, the ministry said.

A decline of 769 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.82 percent and the weekly positivity rate at 1.72 percent, according to the ministry.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,39,25,239, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.19 percent.

According to the ministry, 215.26 crore doses of Covid vaccine have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.

The 11 new fatalities include three from Maharashtra and two each from Chhattisgarh and Delhi.

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