385 new COVID cases reported in J&K, 21 in Ladakh
STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: In all 385 new positive cases of novel Corona virus, 152 from Jammu division and 233 from Kashmir division, were reported on Thursday, taking the total number of positive cases in the Union Capital to 1,17,317. Also 9 COVID-19 deaths have been reported; 5 from Jammu division and 4 from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 395 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 216 from Jammu Division and 179 from Kashmir Division.
According to the daily Media Bulletin, out of 1,17,317 positive cases, 4,327 are Active Positive, 1,11,164 have recovered and 1,826 have died; 665 in Jammu division and 1,161 in Kashmir division.
The Bulletin further said that out of 34,48,733 test results available, 33,31,416 samples have been tested as negative till December 17, 2020.
Meanwhile, with 21 fresh cases, the COVID-19 tally of Ladakh has gone up to 9,238, officials said on Wednesday.
The Union Territory has also recorded 110 more recoveries from the disease, they added.
Ladakh has recorded a total of 123 COVID-related deaths — 80 in Leh district and 43 in Kargil district — while 8,576 patients or 96 per cent have recovered from the infection after successful treatment.
Of the fresh cases, 18 were detected in Leh, while three were reported from Kargil, the officials said.
Of the 110 fresh recoveries, 105 patients were discharged from hospitals in Leh and five in Kargil, bringing down the number of active cases in the Union Territory to 539 — 438 in Leh and 101 in Kargil.