161 new COVID cases in J&K, two more die


Ladakh adds 14 fresh cases


Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday recorded 161 fresh cases of coronavirus, taking the number of infected people to 3,37,807, while two fatalities in the past 24 hours raised the death toll to 4,481, officials said.
Eighteen of the fresh COVID-19 cases were from the Jammu division and 143 from the Kashmir division of the Union Territory, the officials said.
They said Srinagar district recorded a maximum of 62 new cases, followed by 21 cases in Baramulla district.
There are 1,706 active cases in the Union Territory, while the number of recoveries has reached 3,31,620, the officials said.
Meanwhile, Ladakh’s coronavirus caseload increased to 21,683 during the past 24 hours with 14 fresh infections, officials said.
The death toll remained unchanged at 215. Of these, 157 deaths have been reported from Leh and 59 from Kargil.
The number of active cases in the Union Territory dropped to 298 — 277 in Leh and 21 in Kargil — from 311 the previous day, according to the officials.
The officials said 1,900 people were tested for COVID-19 in Leh and Kargil on Saturday. Of these, 14 tested positive for the viral disease in Leh.
They said 23 patients were discharged from hospitals in Leh and four in Kargil, taking the total number of recoveries in Ladakh to 21,170.