703 new COVID cases in J&K, 10 in Ladakh


Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir registered 703 fresh COVID-19 cases on Saturday, taking the infection tally in the union territory to 4,64,062 and death toll to 4,770 as two new fatalities due to the Coronavirus were reported, officials said here.
While 209 cases were reported from Jammu division, 494 cases were reported from Kashmir valley, the officials said.
There are 4,711 active cases of the disease in the union territory, while the number of recoveries has reached 4,54,581, the officials said. The officials said there were 51 confirmed cases of mucormycosis (black fungus). Meanwhile, Ladakh has recorded 10 fresh coronavirus cases that pushed the infection count to 28,862 in the Union Territory, officials said.
All the new cases were reported from Leh, they said.
On the bright side, 19 more patients were discharged from hospitals after recovering, according to officials. 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 the number of active COVID-19 cases has reached 133 in Ladakh – 118 from Leh and 15 from Kargil.
Of the total 736 samples tested in Ladakh the previous day, 471 in Leh and 255 in Kargil turned out negative for COVID-19, they said.
All the 16 people were discharged from hospital in Leh and three from Kargil after being cured. With this, the total number of recoveries stands at 28,491, the officials said.

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