COVID-19: J&K records 470 cases, 6 deaths

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1 more death takes Ladakh toll to 121

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday recorded 470 new COVID-19 cases and six deaths due to the disease, taking the infection tally to 1,14,038 and the death toll to 1,761, officials said.
Out of the fresh cases, 277 are from Jammu division and 193 from Kashmir division, they said.
The officials said Jammu district recorded the highest number of 161 cases, followed by 74 in Srinagar district.
The number of active cases dropped to 4,995 in the union territory as 524 patients recovered from the infection. As many as 1,07,282 patients have recovered from the disease so far, the officials said.
The Union Territory reported six COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours — three each from Jammu and Kashmir regions.
Meanwhile, one more patient died of coronavirus in Ladakh, taking the death toll in the union territory to 121, officials said. The latest death was reported from Kargil, taking the fatality figure in the district to 43. The rest of 78 deaths had taken place in Leh district, the officials said. With the detection of three new positive cases in Leh, the virus caseload in Ladakh had gone up to 8,896, which include 6,848 in Leh and 2,048 in Kargil, they said
As many as 96 patients were cured of the infection during the past 24 hours, pushing the number of recovery cases to 8,012, which is 90 percent of the total cases, the officials said. They said there are 763 active cases in the twin districts of Ladakh as of now, with Leh accounting for the highest 662 patients. The remaining 101 are in Kargil district.

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