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Leh witnesses surge in COVID infections; active positive cases in Ladakh reached 197

Leh is witnessing a surge in COVID infections. Active positive cases in Ladakh have reached 197 today, with 192 cases in Leh district alone. AIR correspondent reports that most of the Corona positive cases are found in residential institutions concentrated in and around Leh.

COVID cases are on surge for the last fortnight in Leh. Compared to the 76 in UT of Ladakh with 71 cases in Leh on the first of November, the total number of cases now reached 197 today with 192 positive cases in Leh district alone. The District Disaster Management Authority has imposed new SoPs in Leh district with restrictions on numbers in social gatherings and other congregations. District Administration has intensified the contact tracing of the positive cases in the district, including the schools where the number of cases reported. Leh District Chief Medical Officer Dr. Motup Dorje said, most of the latest cases are of the infectious Delta Plus variant of Corona virus.

Considering the severity, Leh District Administration already closed down all the schools to contain the Corona spread. However, board exams will be on schedule with strict COVID protocols. DDMA Chairman Shrikant Suse appealed to the public to follow SOPs and COVID Appropriate Behavior to bring the normalcy in the district.

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