975 cases in J&K, 43 in Ladakh

975 cases in J&K, 43 in Ladakh

Jammu and Kashmir recorded 17 more Covid deaths on Wednesday, taking their number to 1,181, while 975 new cases pushed the infection tally in the union territory to 75,070, officials said.

Eleven of the fresh fatalities were reported in Jammu and six in the Valley, they added.

There are 17,017 active cases in the UT, while 56,872 patients have recovered so far, the officials said.

“The UT recorded 975 fresh cases in the past 24 hours, with 568 in Jammu and 407 in the Kashmir valley,” an official said.

Jammu district reported the highest number of 353 new cases, followed by 173 in Srinagar district, the officials said.

Leh: Fortythree persons tested positive for the Covid virus in Ladakh, taking the infection tally in the union territory to 4,195, while 43 more patients recovered from the disease, officials said on Wednesday.

The union territory did not report any death due to Covid for the third day, the officials said.

The number of active cases in Ladakh stood at 1,030 (637 in Leh district and 393 in Kargil district), they said.

Among the fresh cases, 39 were in Leh and four in Kargil, the officials said. Among the recoveries, 23 patients were in Leh and 20 in Kargil. The total number of recoveries reached 3,107, which is 74 per cent of the confirmed cases.

Ladakh has recorded 58 deaths since the outbreak of the pandemic in March. While 34 patients died in Kargil, the rest 24 succumbed to the infection in Leh district. — PTI

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