J&K records 557 new COVID cases, 2 deaths
STATE TIMES NEWS
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday logged 557 fresh COVID-19 cases and two fatalities, pushing the tally of the infections in the Union territory to 4,59,544 and the death toll to 4,763, officials said.
Of the fresh cases, 282 were reported from Jammu division and the rest from the Kashmir valley, they said.
There are 2,801 active cases of the disease in Jammu and Kashmir at present, and the number of recoveries has reached 4,51,980, the officials said.
Meanwhile, Ladakh has reported 17 fresh cases of Coronavirus, thereby increasing the COVID-19 tally to 28,726, while 13 patients were cured and discharged a hospital, officials said. All positive cases were received in 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 number of active COVID-19 cases has gone up to 111 in Ladakh – 109 from Leh and 2 from Kargil, they said. All the 13 people were discharged from a hospital in Leh after being cured. With this, the total number of recoveries stands at 28,387, the officials said.