With 28 new cases, the COVID-19 count of the Union Territory of Ladakh has shot up to 5,840, an official announcement said on Saturday.
Ladakh has so far recorded 68 passings because of COVID-19, while the quantity of restored patients has gone up to 4,984 with 82 individuals being released from different medical clinics over the most recent 24 hours, the announcement delivered by the Directorate of Health Services said.
Of the new cases, 18 were accounted for from Leh locale and 10 from Kargil area.
The announcement said 72 patients were released in Leh and 10 in Kargil, cutting down the quantity of dynamic COVID-19 cases in the Union Territory to 788 - 650 in Leh and 138 in Kargil.
Then, Lieutenant Governor (LG) Radha Krishna Mathur initiated a recently settled RT-PCR research facility at a clinic assigned for treating COVID-19 patients at Kurbathang in Kargil locale on Friday.
The research facility, with a completely programmed Biorad RTPCR machine and a RNA extractor machine, has the ability to test 96 examples at one go, an official representative stated, including that with three runs at regular intervals, it can direct 288 tests.
The LG went round various areas of the lab, including the capacity segment, the example handling room and the RNA extraction room, and communicated fulfillment on the testing offices there, the representative said.
"This is one of the exceptionally advanced labs in the nation with biosafety level two, which is as of now accessible just in a couple of locale in the nation, and with the coming up of this lab, test offices and results will currently be accessible to individuals in a problem free way," the LG said.