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69 new COVID-19 cases in Ladakh; tally reaches 4,429

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Leh: The Union Territory of Ladakh has reported 69 fresh COVID-19 cases, raising its tally to 4,429, while 42 patients were cured of the disease in the last 24 hours, officials said on Saturday.

The region has recorded 61 deaths — 35 in Kargil district and 26 in Leh district — since the outbreak of the pandemic while 3,274 patients have so far recovered from the infection, the officials said.

Of the 69 new cases — 64 were reported from Leh and five from Kargil.

Thirty-one COVID patients in Leh and 11 more in Kargil were discharged after successful treatment, the officials said, adding that the number of active patients in Ladakh stands at 1,094 — 766 in Leh and 328 in Kargil.

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