J&K records 626 new Covid cases, Ladakh 17



Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir recorded 626 fresh COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, raising the tally in the Union territory to 4,70,827, officials said.
While 114 cases were reported from the Jammu division, 512 cases were reported from the Kashmir Valley, they said. The death toll due to the disease stands at 4,776 as no fresh fatality was reported in the past 24 hours, the officials said. There are 5,146 active cases in the Union territory, while the number of recoveries has reached 4,60,905, they said.
Meanwhile, Ladakh has reported 17 fresh COVID-19 cases that pushed its infection tally to 29,021, officials said.
All the fresh cases were reported from Leh.
So far, 228 people have succumbed to COVID-19 in Ladakh. Of these, 168 deaths were reported from Leh and 60 from Kargil, according to the officials.
The officials said there are 118 active cases in Ladakh — 110 in Leh and eight in Kargil. A total of 330 samples were tested for COVID-19 in Ladakh. Of these, 260 samples from Leh and 52 from Kargil were found to be negative, they said.
Twelve more people — nine in Leh and three in Kargil — were discharged from hospitals after they recovered from the viral disease. With this, the total number of recoveries stands at 28,675, they said.