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Jahangeer Ganaie

Srinagar, April 15 (KNO): One more person has been tested positive for coronavirus in Leh district of Ladakh, taking the total number of active positive cases in the Union Territory to five, a senior government official said on Wednesday.

The new patient is from Chuchot Yokma area of Leh, which has been already notified as a ”containment area” by the district administration, an official told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Of the results which came today, one is positive, officials said, adding that Leh and Kargil districts have now total five active cases including four in Leh and one in Kargil.

Out of 19 positive cases 13 including one from Kargil and 12 from Leh have recovered and have been discharged, they said adding that tests of one more positive patient have turned negative at Kargil.

“One positive case, Chuchot Yokma, Leh. One positive case turned negative in kargil. Total active cases in Ladakh is 5 ( Leh 4 , Kargil 1),” Tweeted commissioner Secretary Health and Spokesperson of Ladakh UT Government, Rigzin Samphel.

Medical superintendent SNM hospital Leh T Samphel told KNO that today’s positive patient is from already declared contaminated zone.

He said that contacts of the patient have been traced, kept in quarantine and their samples have been taken today and sent for reports. “Out of 16 patients of Leh district, 12 have recovered completely and have been discharged from hospital,” he said—(KNO)

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