Leh: Twenty-four more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Ladakh, bringing the infection tally to 21,773, while the number of active cases in the Union Territory has reached 237, officials said.
Ladakh has recorded 215 coronavirus-related deaths — 157 in Leh and 58 in Kargil — since the outbreak of the pandemic last year, they said.
Seventeen patients were discharged from hospitals in Leh after they recovered from the infection. The count of COVID-19 recoveries now stands at 21,321 in the UT, they said.
All 24 new cases were reported in Leh, the officials said.
A total of 1,131 samples tested negative for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours in Ladakh, they said.
Leh has 221 active coronavirus cases, while Kargil district has 16 such infections.