COVID-19: After 13-day break, one more tests positive in Ladakh

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LADAKH — After no case was tested positive for coronavirus in Ladakh Union territory for about 13 days, one more person has been tested positive from Kargil district, officials said on Thursday.

Three persons were tested positive for coronavirus on March 18 and since then, no person was positive in Ladakh Union territory, officials added.

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The total number of positive cases in Ladakh Union territory has reached to 14 with three recoveries, they said, adding that 3 positive cases were reported from Kargil district while as 11 were reported from Leh.

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“1 more positive case in Kargil, a lot more is required to be done for #BreakingTheChain. Appeal to the Kargilis,”, tweeted Baseer Choudhary, District Magistrate Kargil.

Dr Choudhary said that at present there are three positive cases of COVID-19 in Kargil district and so far no positive case has been discharged in Kargil.

Meanwhile, Medical Superintendent at SNM hospital Leh, Dr T Samphel said that at present there are 8 positive COVID-19 in Leh district and it is matter of joy that nobody has been tested positive for COVID-19 from March 18 in Leh district.

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“Three persons have recovered and were discharged few days before and today we have taken samples of present 8 patients again and sent for tests,” he said. When their reports will come negative twice, they will be discharged, he said.

Pertinently, with over 2000 cases of COVID-19 and around 50 deaths due to this deadly disease all over India, Ladakh Union territory hasn’t witnessed any death due to this deadly disease.

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