Ladakh records 2 more deaths, 56 new cases

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Ladakh registered 56 new coronavirus cases and two more fatalities, taking the infection tally to 4,025 and death toll to 56 in the Union Territory, an official said on Saturday.

Seventy-eight more patients were discharged after successful treatment, bringing down the number of active cases in the region to 998, the official said, quoting a media bulletin.

The two new COVID-related fatalities were reported from Kargil, raising the death toll in the district to 33. The rest of 23 patients died in Leh district since the outbreak of the disease in March.

Of total active cases, 601 are in Leh and 397 in Kargil, the official said, adding so far 2,971 patients have recovered from the infection in the Union Territory.

Fifty-six more people tested positive for coronavirus including 48 in Leh and eight in Kargil.