J&K logs 234 new Covid cases, Ladakh 38



JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir recorded 234 fresh cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, taking the infection tally to 3,37,086, while one fresh death due to the virus was reported from the Union Territory in the past 24 hours, officials said.
Out of the fresh cases, 116 were from the Jammu division and 118 from the Kashmir division, the officials said.
Srinagar district recorded the highest of 63 cases followed by 28 cases in Baramulla district.
There are 1,687 active cases in the Union Territory, while the number of recovered patients was 3,30,922, the officials said.
The death toll in the Union Territory due to the pandemic was 4,477 as one fresh death was reported in the past 24 hours.
The officials said there were 49 confirmed cases of mucormycosis (black fungus) in the Union Territory as no fresh case was reported since Tuesday evening.
Meanwhile, with 38 fresh cases, Ladakh’s COVID-19 tally has climbed to 21,578, while the number of active cases of the infection has gone up to 276 in the Union Territory, officials said.
Ladakh has reported a total of 214 deaths due to the viral disease — 156 in Leh and 58 in Kargil — since the outbreak of the pandemic last year, they said.
Twelve patients were cured and discharged from various hospitals in Leh. The total number of recoveries has gone up to 20,088 in the Union Territory, the officials said.
All the 38 fresh cases were reported in Leh, they said, adding that a total of 1,451 sample reports in Ladakh were found to be negative in a 24-hour period.
Of the 276 active COVID-19 cases in the Union Territory, 255 are in Leh and 21 in Kargil.