With 7,774 new COVID-19 cases reported in India in the last 24 hours, the active caseload in the country now stands at 92,281, the Union Health Ministry informed on Sunday.
According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), the country witnessed as many as 306 COVID-related deaths in the last 24 hours. As many as 4,75,434 people have succumbed to the infection so far.
8,464 people recovered in the last 24 hours, taking the cumulative recoveries to 3,41,22,795. The recovery rate is currently at 98.36 per cent which is the highest since March 2020.
“The daily positivity rate (0.65 per cent) is less than 2 per cent for the last 69 days. The weekly positivity rate (0.70 per cent) is less than 1 per cent for the last 28 days,” the ministry said.
Meanwhile, 65.58 crore samples have been tested for the presence of the virus so far.
Over 132.93 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.
Covid 3rd wave in J&K: Reports 5818 new COVID-19 positive cases; 04 deaths today
Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday recorded a single-day spike of 5,818 new COVID-19 cases- 4,066 in Kashmir and 1,752 in Jammu-even as four new deaths were reported in the Jammu division in the last 24 hours.
The case tally has risen to 3,72,669 while the death toll jumped to 4,579-2,347 in Kashmir and 2,232 in Jammu, officials said.
A total of 341854 patients have recovered from the disease so far including 1255 in the last 24 hours.
Active cases have surged to 26236-Jammu 9336 in Jammu and 16900 in Kashmir.
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The government on Tuesday declared SKIMS Medical College Hospital, Bemina, and Sub District Hospital Sopore as dedicated hospitals for COVID-19 treatment.
Besides, SKIMS Medical College Hospital, Bernina would function as a dedicated COVID Hospital for treatment of Maternity Child Care and Orthopedic COVID patients, reads a communication sent to Principal SKIMS Medical College Hospital Bemina, Srinagar and Director Health Services Kashmir by Deputy Director (Planning) Health and Medical Education Department.
“All the cases should be treated and operated in the respective health institutions while strictly following COVID-19 treatment protocol as referring of COVID-19 patients in non-COVID hospitals may pose a high risk of virus transmission,” the communication underlines.
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