By: Javeed Bhat MK
After curbing the wave of pandemic in Leh, health officials have told media they have detected 7 fresh covid-19 cases in some areas and said that they were separated from the population.
The Leh administration has been very active on the ground to curtail the spread of covid-19 in the union territory of Ladakh as earlier lot of cases were detected in some Leh villages especially among the laborers who have come from the outsides.
According to PTI Ladakh recorded seven fresh COVID-19 cases taking the union territory’s tally to 20,407, while active cases stood at 74, officials said on Wednesday.
Ladakh has registered 207 Covid-related deaths — 149 in Leh and 58 in Kargil — since the outbreak of the pandemic last year. A total of 20,121 patients have recovered till date.
Of the seven new Covid cases reported on Tuesday, six were from Leh and one from Kargil. A total of 2,033 samples — 1,156 from Leh and 877 from Kargil — were found negative for the coronavirus, they said.
No death from Covid was reported in Ladakh on Tuesday.
Nine patients were discharged from hospitals on Tuesday — eight in Leh and one in Kargil.
The total number of active COVID-19 cases in Ladakh stood at 74, with 55 of these in Leh and 19 in Kargil district.
With inputs from PTI