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J&K reports 76 fresh COVID cases, Ladakh 35

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SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday reported 76 fresh Covid cases-46 from the Jammu division and 30 from the Valley, thus taking the total number of positive cases to 455333 in the Union Territory.
According to the daily Media Bulletin, out of 455333 positive cases, 578 are Active Positive, 449999 have recovered and 4756 have died.
Providing district-wise breakup for positive cases during the past 24 hours, the Bulletin informed that Jammu reported 33 cases, Srinagar 28, Kathua 10, Samba two, Rajouri, Baramulla and Budgam reported one case each while no other district across the Union Territory reported any fresh case.
Meanwhile, Ladakh recorded 35 fresh Covid cases that took the overall infection tally to 28,464, officials said.
This was the highest single-day rise in four months and took the number of active cases to 111 all in Leh district, they said.
Kargil district does not have any active case and the last Covid patient was discharged on June 29, officials said.
Amid a spike in Covid cases, authorities have announced a 15-day summer break in government and private schools from July 4 and urged people to strictly follow the SOPs like wearing masks at public places.
Ladakh has so far recorded 228 fatalities linked to the pandemic since its outbreak. Of the total fatalities, Leh accounts for the highest 168 deaths followed by 60 in Kargil.
Officials said 3,624 persons, including 2,535 air passengers, were screened for COVID-19 in the twin districts of Leh and Kargil on Saturday and 35 of them tested positive for the infection in Leh.
Six Covid patients were discharged in Leh, taking the overall recoveries to 28,125, officials added.

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