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12 fresh COVID-19 cases in Ladakh


Leh: Ladakh’s COVID-19 caseload climbed to 28,555 on Saturday as 12 more people tested positive for the viral disease in the union territory, officials said.

All the fresh cases were reported from Leh district, they said.

The death toll due to COVID-19 remained unchanged at 228. Of these, 168 deaths were reported from Leh and 60 from Kargil, according to the officials.

The officials said the number of active cases in Ladakh stands at 125 — all in Leh.

A total of 158 samples were tested for COVID-19 in Ladakh. Of these, 108 samples from Leh and 37 from Kargil tested negative, they said.

Twelve more people recovered from the disease and were discharged from hospitals in Leh. With this, the total number of recoveries increased to 28,202, they added.

As many as 2,201 passengers were screened at the Leh airport; 1,237 people, including drivers and helpers of trucks and light motor vehicles, were screened in Leh’s Khaltse; and 227 people were screened at the Upshi checkpost on the Srinagar-Kargil-Leh highway, the officials said. (PTI)