121 new cases in J&K, 13 in Ladakh

121 new cases in J&K, 13 in Ladakh

Srinagar, January 13

Jammu and Kashmir did not record any death due to Covid in the past 24 hours but 121 new positive cases took the number of infected people to 1,22,885, officials said on Wednesday.

Out of the fresh cases, 55 were from the Jammu division and 66 from the Kashmir division of the Union territory, they said.

The officials said Jammu district recorded the highest of 47 cases, followed by 35 in Srinagar district.

Anantnag, Kulgam, Poonch, Ramban, Reasi and Kishtwar did not report any fresh case, while 12 districts recorded fresh cases in single digits, the officials said.

The number of active cases dropped to 1,629 in the Union territory, while 1,19,344 patients had recovered so far, they said.

As no fresh death due to Covid was reported in the past 24 hours, the death toll in the Union territory stayed at 1,912.

Leh: Thirteen persons tested positive for Covid in Ladakh, where one person died of the infection, taking the fatalities in the Union territory to 128 and the virus caseload to 9,634, officials said on Wednesday.

The latest Covid-related death was reported from Kargil district on Tuesday, they said.

Of the 128 deaths so far, Leh district has accounted for the highest 84 deaths and Kargil 44.

According to officials, 12 people tested positive for Covid-19 in Leh and one more in Kargil, while 15 patients were discharged after successful treatment, bringing down the active cases to 180 — 175 in Leh and five in Kargil.

A total of 9,326 patients had recovered from the infection in the Union territory since the outbreak of the disease, which is 97 per cent of the total cases, they added. — PTI

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