At 84% Ladakh tops COVID recovery in India

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The Ladakh union territory with a recovery rate of 84.41% is leading on the recovery graph of the country followed by Delhi.

The UT has so far reported 1142 confirmed Covid19 cases including 417 in Leh and 725 in Kargil.  Of these, 964 positive patients have recovered and have been discharged from different COVID hospitals or home isolation.

The UT has recorded a recovery rate of 84.4%, which is the highest so far in the country.

As per the details available with Greater Kashmir, out of 964 recovered patients, 268 are from Leh and 696 from Kargil, which puts the recovery rate in the twin districts at 63% and 96% respectively.

On mortality trends too, Ladakh is among the best performers in the country with 0.08 per cent coronavirus fatality rate as against India's 2.72 per cent.

Ladakh has so far reported only one death from Leh district.

As per the data released by the union health ministry, 19 states and Union Territories have a recovery rate higher than the national average with Ladakh and Delhi occupying the top slots.

Director, health service Ladakh Dr Angchuk told Greater Kashmir that aggressive tracing, testing of the suspected COVID-19 persons and proper medical care have helped a great deal to contain the spread of coronavirus in Ladakh.

"The surge in the number of COVID-19 patients in Ladakh during June was due to arrival of the people from different parts of the country," he added.

Meanwhile, 14 more positive cases were reported on Wednesday from Leh district.

As per the media bulletin released by the directorate of health services Ladakh, CMO Leh received 14 positive sample reports on Wednesday.

As per the bulletin 17 patients in home isolation at Leh and one patient from COVID Care Centre in Kargil were discharged after their negative reports were received by CMO Leh and CMO Kargil.

With this, the total number of COVID-19 active cases in the UT has reached to 177 including 148 in Leh and 29 in Kargil. "The condition of all the 177 active cases is stable," it said.

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