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Over 500 Covid-19 cases in Kashmir, seven more die

Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday recorded 547 fresh Covid cases that took the infection tally to 4,49,333, while seven more fatalities pushed the death toll to 4,739, officials said.

Of the fresh cases, 307 were from the Jammu division and 240 from the Kashmir division, they said.

Jammu district recorded the highest 176 cases followed by 103 cases in Srinagar district, officials said.

There are 8,512 active cases in the region, while the overall recoveries have reached 4,36,082, they said.

The death toll has reached 4,739 after seven new fatalities were reported in the past 24 hours, officials said.

There were 51 confirmed cases of Mucormycosis (black fungus) in the region. No fresh case was reported since last evening, they added. 

With daily cases on the decline, the Jammu and Kashmir State Executive Committee (SEC) on last Sunday ended the weekend lockdown and gave one-hour relaxation in night curfew timings.

The weekend lockdown on non-essential activities was initially announced on January 15. The next week, restrictions were imposed from Friday 2 pm for 64 hours, but again restricted to Saturday and Sunday on January 30 after the business community raised concern and demanded a review of the decision.

Announcing the guidelines after a fresh review of the Covid-19 situation on Sunday, the SEC which met under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary A K Mehta said, night curfew shall continue to remain in force in all districts from 10 pm to 6 am with complete restriction on non-essential movement.

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