STATE TIMES NEWSSrinagar: Jammu and Kashmir recorded 18 more COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday, taking their number to 1,164, while 1,081 new cases pushed the infection tally in the Union territory to 74,095, officials said.Eleven fatalities were reported from Jammu and seven from the Valley, they added.
“The UT recorded 1,081 fresh cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours — 640 in Jammu and 441 in the Kashmir Valley,” the officials said.
New Delhi: Daily COVID-19 cases in India dropped below 75,000 and less than 1,000 deaths were reported in a day after nearly a month, while total recoveries crossed the 51 lakh-mark, according to the Union Health Ministry’s data updated on Tuesday.The total coronavirus cases in the country mounted to 61,45, 291 with 70,589 new infections, while the death toll reached 96,318 after 776 people succumbed to the disease in a span of 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed.The total recoveries surged to 51,01,397 pushing the recovery rate to 83.01 per cent.There are 9,47,576 active cases in the country which comprise 15.42 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.The COVID-19 case fatality rate was recorded at 1.57 per cent.India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23 and 40 lakh on September 5. It went past 50 lakh on September 16 and crossed 60-lakh mark on September 28.According to the ICMR, a cumulative total of 7,31,10,041 samples have been tested up to September 28 with 11,42,811 samples being tested on Monday.The 776 new fatalities include 180 from Maharashtra, 70 from Tamil Nadu, 59 from Karnataka, 58 from Uttar Pradesh, 56 from West Bengal, 46 from Punjab, 37 each from Andhra Pradesh and Delhi and 35 from Madhya Pradesh.Total 96,318 deaths reported so far in the country include 35,751 from Maharashtra followed by 9,383 from Tamil Nadu, 8,641 from Karnataka, 5,745 from Andhra Pradesh, 5,652 from Uttar Pradesh, 5,272 from Delhi, 4,837 from West Bengal, 3,428 from Gujarat, 3,284 from Punjab and 2,242 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.
Leh: Forty-nine more people have tested positive for coronavirus in Ladakh, taking the number of confirmed cases in the union territory to 4,152, while 32 such patients were discharged after successful treatment, officials said on Tuesday.There was no report of any COVID-related death during the past 24 hours, the officials added.The number of active COVID-19 cases in the region stands at 1,030 — 621 in Leh district and 409 in Kargil district, they said. Out of the total positive reports received on Monday, 43 positive sample reports were received by Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Leh and six positive sample reports were received by CMO Kargil, the officials said.They said 32 patients were discharged by CMO Leh and three by CMO Kargil after they were cured of the infection, taking the total number of recovered patients in the UT till date to 3,064.Ladakh has recorded 58 deaths since the outbreak of the pandemic in March. While 34 patients died in Kargil, the rest 24 patients succumbed to the infection in Leh district.
There are 17,414 active cases of the disease in the UT currently, while 55,517 patients have recovered so far, they said.Jammu district reported the highest number of 313 new cases, followed by 222 in Srinagar district, the officials said.According to the daily Media Bulletin, out of 74,095 positive cases, 17,414 are Active Positive, 55,517 have recovered and 1,164 have died; 331 in Jammu division and 833 in Kashmir division.The Bulletin further said that out of 16,00,606 test results available, 15,26,511 samples have been tested as negative till September 29, 2020.Till date 5,73,200 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 14,281 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 17,414 in isolation and 52,052 under home surveillance. Besides, 4,88,289 persons have completed their surveillance period.Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 14,712 positive cases (including 222 cases reported today) with 2,138 Active Positive, 12,285 recovered (including 187 cases recovered today), 289 deaths; Baramulla has 4,335 positive cases (including 62 cases reported today) with 1,280 Active Positive, 2,931 recovered (including 15 cases recovered today), 124 deaths; Pulwama reported 3,909 positive cases (including 24 cases reported today) with 433 active positive cases, 3,408 recovered (including 42 cases recovered today), 68 deaths; Kulgam has 2,260 positive cases (including 7 cases reported today) with 118 Active Positive, 2,099 recoveries (including 19 cases recovered today), 43 deaths; Shopian has 2,025 positive cases (including 4 cases reported today) with 193 Active Positive, 1,800 recovered (including 9 cases reported today), 32 deaths; Anantnag district has 3,503 positive cases (including 11 cases reported today) with 431 Active Positive, 3,009 recovered (including 20 cases recovered today), 63 deaths; Budgam has 4,820 positive cases (including 29 cases reported today) with 964 Active Positive and 3,774 recovered (including 109 cases recovered today), 82 deaths; Kupwara has 3,575 positive cases (including 36 cases reported today) with 816 Active Positive, 2,692 recovered (including 32 cases recovered today), 67 deaths; Bandipora has 3,385 positive cases (including 22 cases reported today) with 478 Active Positive, 2,870 recovered (including 107 cases recovered today), 37 deaths and Ganderbal has 2,868 positive cases (including 24 cases reported today) with 388 active positive cases, 2,452 recoveries (including 95 cases recovered today) and 28 deaths.Similarly, Jammu has 12,662 positive cases (including 313 cases reported today) with 3,585 active positive cases, 8,897 recoveries (including 300 cases recovered today), 180 deaths; Rajouri has 2,626 positive cases (including 61 cases reported today) with 1,307 active positive cases, 1,288 recovered (including 21 cases recovered today), 31 deaths; Ramban has 1,323 positive cases (including 28 cases reported today) with 455 active positive, 858 recoveries (including 28 cases recovered today), 10 deaths; Kathua has 2,051 positive cases (including 29 cases reported today) with 526 Active positive, 1,504 recovered (including 41 cases recovered today), 21 deaths; Udhampur has 2,212 positive cases (including 49 cases reported today) with 490 active positive cases, 1,704 recovered (including 40 cases recovered today), 18 deaths; Samba has 1,738 positive cases (including 44 cases reported today) with 810 Active Positive, 908 recoveries (including 39 cases reported today), 20 deaths; Doda has 2,193 positive cases (including 34 cases reported today) with 1,110 active positive cases, 1,056 recoveries (including 43 cases recovered today), 27 deaths; Poonch has 1,747 positive cases (including 21 cases reported today) with 936 active positive, 799 recoveries (including 59 cases reported today), 12 deaths; Reasi has 945 positive cases (including 15 cases reported today) with 394 active positive, 546 recoveries and 5 deaths while Kishtwar has 1206 positive cases (including 46 cases reported today) with 562 active positive cases and 637 recoveries (including 44 cases reported today) and 7 deaths.According to the bulletin, of the total 74,095 positive cases in J&K 8,747 have been reported as travelers while 65,348 as others.
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