STATE TIMES NEWSSrinagar: As many as 1,218 fresh COVID-19 cases took Jammu and Kashmir’s infection tally to 69,832 on Friday, while 21 more fatalities pushed the death toll to 1,105, officials said.The union territory has reported more than 1,000 fresh cases for 23 consecutive days now.“The UT recorded 1,218 fresh cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours — with 642 in Jammu and 576 in the Kashmir Valley,” the officials said.The cumulative figure of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir has now risen to 69,832.Jammu district reported the highest number of fresh cases at 240, followed by 224 in Srinagar district, the officials said.
New Delhi: Daily new COVID-19 infections in India remained below the 90,000 mark for the fifth consecutive day even as the country’s coronavirus caseload zoomed past 58 lakh, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday.Over 47 lakh people have recovered from the disease, pushing the national recovery rate to 81.74 per cent,The total coronavirus cases mounted to 58,18,570 with 86,052 infections being reported in a day. The death toll climbed to 92,290 with 1,141 people succumbing to the disease in a span of 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed.The total recoveries surged to 47,56,164 in the country so far.The COVID-19 case fatality rate due to the coronavirus infection was recorded at 1.59 per cent.There are 9,70,116 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which comprises 16.67 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and it went past 50 lakh on September 16.According to the ICMR, a cumulative total of 6,89,28,440 samples have been tested up to September 24 with 14,92,409 samples being tested on Thursday.The 1,141 new fatalities include 459 from Maharashtra, 76 from Punjab, 67 from Uttar Pradesh, 66 from Tamil Nadu, 65 from Karnataka, 62 from West Bengal, 52 from Andhra Pradesh, 45 from Madhya Pradesh and 36 from Delhi.A total of 92,290 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 34,345 from Maharashtra followed by 9,076 from Tamil Nadu, 8,331 from Karnataka, 5,558 from Andhra Pradesh, 5,366 from Uttar Pradesh, 5,123 from Delhi, 4,606 from West Bengal, 3,381 from Gujarat, 3,066 from Punjab and 2,122 from Madhya Pradesh.The health ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.“Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research,” the ministry said on its website, adding that state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.
There are 19,170 active cases of the coronavirus disease (COVD-19), while 49,557 patients have recovered so far, they said.Of the 21 deaths, 11 were reported from Jammu and 10 from Kashmir, the officials said.According to the daily Media Bulletin, out of 69,832 positive cases, 19,170 are Active Positive, 49,557 have recovered and 1105 have died; 294 in Jammu division and 811 in Kashmir division.The Bulletin further said that out of 15,13,224 test results available,
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