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KC Public School Girl bags ‘King Constantine Medal’

Mishika Mittal- a class 11th student of KC Public School has brought laurels by winning an internationally acclaimed ‘King Constantine Medal’ for her outstanding and kind acts of service during the COVID-19 pandemic.

She received the award in a virtual function organized by the school after receiving the award via courier from Round Square’s headquarters at Windsor, UK, due to covid restrictions. She has always taken active participation in community service.

During the 2020 global pandemic, Mishika along with the School service team took the initiative to make more than 400 masks and presented them to SSP Sandeep Mehta (Operations/Cyber Crime Jammu) to distribute among the poor, besides several in-school online workshops were conducted to make homemade sanitisers which were then donated to the domestic helpers.

She is also a part of the community kitchen. For the past 6 years, with the assistance of her family members, she has organized various ‘langars’ for the daily wage workers on a monthly basis through which they are able to feed 800-900 people per month.

“Mishika has always been a bright student, not only in academics but in her kind acts and ideas of doing something for the society. We are proud of her and wish her a bright future,” said Sonia Thakur, the Round Square Representative of KC Public School.

In 2021, Mishika Mittal started a campaign: ‘Support for Tomorrow’ with the aim to mobilize many students to come forward to help children in need by spending quality time with them and making them feel special. “I am honoured to receive such a prestigious award. I always love doing something for the society and will keep doing it in future too,” said awardee Mishika Mittal.

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Seven fresh COVID deaths, 4,959 new cases in J&K

Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday recorded a single-day spike of 4959 new COVID-19 cases- 3565 in Kashmir and 1394 in Jammu-even as six new deaths were reported in Kashmir and one in the Jammu division in the last 24 hours.

The case tally has risen to 419731 while the death toll jumped to 4,642-2,377 in Kashmir and 2,265 in Jammu, officials said.

A total of 368432 patients have recovered from the disease so far including the 6264 in the last 24 hours.

Active cases stand at 46,657-11,591 in Jammu and 35,066 in Kashmir.

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India reports over 2.86 lakh new cases with positivity rate at 19.59%; 573 deaths

India recorded 2,86,384 new cases of the novel coronavirus and 573 deaths due to the infection in the past 24 hours. According to the data shared by the Union Health Ministry on Thursday (January 27), the country saw 3,06,357 discharges in the last 24 hours, taking the total recovery rate at around 93.23 per cent total recoveries data reached 3,76,77,328.

The total active cases of COVID-19 in India have risen to 22,02,472 (5.46 per cent), the ministry data showed today.

The total death toll in the country is now at 4,91,700. The first death due to the COVID pandemic in India was reported in March 2020.

The daily positivity rate is at 19.59 per cent today.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 72,21,66,248 samples have been tested up to January 25 for COVID-19. Of these, 14,62,261 samples were tested on Wednesday.

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Meanwhile, Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia on Wednesday sounded positive about the reopening of schools in the capital. He said that ‘excessive caution can harm children, which is why reopening schools is necessary to prevent further damage to the socio-emotional well being of students.

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has called a meeting on Thursday to deliberate on easing the curbs in the national capital because of the improved situation of COVID-19. The issue of reopening schools is also on the agenda.

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J&K Reports 8 Covid-19 Deaths, 5606 New Cases

Jammu and Kashmir reported 5606 new COVID cases while eight persons succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours, officials said on Wednesday.

They said 1353 cases have been reported from Jammu Division and 4253 from Kashmir Valley, taking the overall tally to 414772.

Regarding the deaths, they said, four each was reported from the Jammu division and Kashmir Valley respectively. So far 4635 people have died due to the virus—2264 in the Jammu division and 2371 in Kashmir Valley.

On Tuesday, J&K reported the biggest-ever daily spike of 6570 cases since the pandemic started in 2020.

Giving district-wise details regarding the fresh infections, the officials told GNS that Srinagar reported 1305 cases, Baramulla 440, Budgam 803, Pulwama 134, Kupwara 380, Anantnag 528, Bandipora 66, Ganderbal 297, Kulgam 265, Shopian 35, Jammu 678, Udhampur 129, Rajouri 78, Doda 84, Kathua 38, Samba 84, Kishtwar 10, Poonch 49, Ramban 181 and Reasi 22.

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There has been a surge in covid-19 cases in J&K since the start of the New Year. On January 1, J&K reported 169 cases, 165 cases on January 2, 178 on January 3, 199 on January 4, 418 on January 5, 349 on January 6, 542 on January 7, 655 on January 8, 687 on January 9, 706 on January 10, 1148, on January 11, 1695, on January 12, 1966, on January 13, 2456, on January 14, 3251 on January 15, 3499 on January 16, 2817, on January 17, 4651 on January 18 and 5818 on January 19 and 5992 on January 20, 5720 on January 21 and 6253 on January 22 and 5394 on January 24.

Besides, they said, 5005 Covid-19 patients recovered during the time—1592 from Jammu Division and 3413 from Kashmir. So far 362168 people have recovered, leaving active case tally at 47969—13569 in Jammu and 34400 in Kashmir.

They said there was no new confirmed case of mucormycosis (black fungus) reported today. So far 51 black fungus cases have been confirmed in J&K, the officials said.

They also informed that 16040 doses of the covid-19 vaccine were administered during the time in J&K.

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28 Jan 2022, 12:00 PM (GMT)

Coronavirus Stats

40,620,197 Total Cases
492,356 Death Cases
37,677,328 Recovered Cases

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