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Active COVID-19 cases in Ladakh decline to 157

LEH: One person tested positive for COVID-19 in Ladakh, taking the overall infection tally to 20,778, officials said on Sunday.

They said the active cases in the Union Territory dropped to 157 after the recovery of nine more patients from the disease.

Ladakh has registered 207 Covid-related deaths -- 149 in Leh and 58 in Kargil -- since the outbreak of the pandemic last year.

A total of 4,789 persons were tested for COVID-19 in the twin districts on Saturday and the reports of one of them returned positive in Kargil, the officials said.

They said nine COVID-19 patients were discharged from Leh, taking the tally of cured patients to 20,414, they said.

With this, the total number of active cases in Ladakh has come down to 157, including 153 in Leh and four in Kargil.

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