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J&K reports 8 fresh COVID-19 cases

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir registered eight fresh COVID-19 cases on Saturday, taking the union territory’s overall infection tally to 4,79,157, officials said here.

While fie cases were reported from the Kashmir Valley, three were reported from Jammu division, they said.

The death toll in the union territory continues to stand at 4,785 as no deaths were reported due to the virus in the last 24 hours.

Currently there are a total 118 active cases in the union territory, while the number of recoveries has reached 4,74,254, they said.

The officials said there were 51 confirmed cases of mucormycosis (black fungus) recorded so far in Jammu and Kashmir.

India reports 3,805 new COVID-19 cases

India saw a single day rise of 3,805 new coronavirus infections, taking India’s tally of COVID-19 cases to 4,45,91,112, while the active cases declined to 38,293, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Saturday.

The death toll climbed to 5,28,655 with 26 fatalities, which include 13 deaths reconciled by Kerala, the data updated at 8 am stated.

Of the 13 fresh fatalities, five were reported from Maharashtra and two from Kerala.

The active cases comprise 0.09 percent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate increased to 98.73 percent, the health ministry said.

A decline of 1,290 cases has been recorded in the active caseload in a span of 24 hours. The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.29 percent while the weekly positivity rate was 1.39 percent, according to the health ministry.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,40,24,164, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.19 percent.

According to the ministry, 218.68 crore doses of Covid vaccine have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive.

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