J&K reports 75 new COVID cases as 16 districts achieve 100% coverage of first dose of vaccine


JAMMU, Oct 13: Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory (UT) reported 75 new positive cases of COVID-19 infection on Wednesday.
Meanwhile 16 districts achieve 100 per cent coverage of first dose COVID vaccine in the UT, an official spokesman said.
He said 15 positive cases were reported from Jammu division and 60 from Kashmir valley taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 3,30,741.
He said 16 districts including Anantnag, Bandipora, Baramulla, Budgam, Doda, Ganderbal, Jammu, Kathua, Kulgam, Poonch, Pulwama, Rajouri, Ramban, Samba, Shopian and Srinagar have achieved 100 per cent coverage of the first dose of the COVID vaccine for the age group of above 18 years old.
He said 96,550 doses of COVID vaccine were administered in the last 24 hours across the UT bringing the cumulative number of doses administered here to 13,430,141 while 99.89 percent of the population above the age of 18 years has been vaccinated across Jammu and Kashmir.
Meanwhile, 122 more COVID-19 patients recovered and have been discharged from various hospitals including 44 from Jammu division and 78 from Kashmir division.
The spokesman said no new case of Mucormycosis has been reported on Wednesday.
He said, out of 3,30,741 positive cases, 946 are Active Positive (218 in Jammu division and 728 in Kashmir division), 3,25,369 have recovered and 4,426 have died -- 2,174 in Jammu division and 2252 in Kashmir division.
Out of 1,54,92,451 test results available, 3,30,741 samples have tested positive and 1,51,61,710 samples have been tested as negative till date. Besides, 49,726 COVID tests have been conducted in last 24 hours.
So far 36,43,908 people have been enlisted for observation which included 7,511 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 946 in isolation and 4,56,738 in home surveillance. Besides, 31,74,287 persons have completed their surveillance period.

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