At 977, J&K daily cases lowest during 2nd wave

At 977, J&K daily cases lowest during 2nd wave

A medic administers a dose of Covid vaccine in Srinagar. PTI

Srinagar/Leh, June 7

J&K on Monday saw 977 Covid cases and 16 deaths, the lowest since the beginning of the second wave of the pandemic. Officials said 288 cases and seven deaths were reported from the Jammu division and 689 cases and nine deaths from the Kashmir division while 4,178 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery.

One new confirmed case of mucormycosis has been reported, taking the number of black fungus cases to 16. So far, 301,467 people have been infected with Covid in J&K, out of which 2,73,853 have recovered and 4,090 succumbed. The active cases are 23,524, out of which 8,723 are from Jammu and 14,801 from Kashmir.

Covid cases dip in Ladakh too

Ladakh recorded 50 fresh cases, taking the caseload to 19,197, while active cases dropped to 1,089 after 131 recoveries

Ladakh, which started gradual unlocking on Monday after a month-long lockdown, has witnessed 195 Covid deaths so far

Ladakh recorded 50 fresh Covid cases, taking the overall tally to 19,197, while the active cases in the region dropped to 1,089 after 131 more patients recovered from the deadly disease during the past 24 hours, officials said.

Ladakh, which started gradual unlocking on Monday morning after a month-long lockdown, has witnessed 195 Covid-related deaths since the outbreak of the pandemic last year. The worst-hit Leh had registered 141 deaths followed by 54 in Kargil.

Of the new cases, 38 persons tested positive in Leh, taking the infection tally in the district to 15,854, while 12 cases were detected in Kargil pushing the district tally of infections to 3,343, officials said.

They said the number of cured patients had risen to 17,913 after the recovery of 120 patients in Leh and 11 in Kargil. With this, the active cases has come down to 1,089 – 904 in Leh and 185 in Kargil, the officials said. — IANS/PTI

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