First Covid-19 cases reports from Kinnaur, Himachal tally climbs to 359
Two test positive in Bilaspur, Shimla; 11 of 12 districts affected by Covid-19Updated: Jun 03, 2020 21:48 IST
Fourteen people, including a couple from the tribal district of Kinnaur, tested positive for Covid-19 in Himachal on Wednesday, taking the state’s tally to 359.
The couple, who had returned from Delhi, became the first cases of Covid-19 to be reported from Kinnaur.
Kinnaur chief medical officer (CMO) Dr Sonam Negi said a family of three from Sangla area had travelled from Delhi on May 26.
The 45-year-old man, his 40-year-old wife and 10-year-old child were quarantined at Urni.
“The couple have tested positive for Covid-19 while the sample of their child has been sent for re-testing,” said Dr Negi.
The patients are being shifted to the Covid-Care Centre in Rekong Peo.
FOUR CASES IN KANGRA
Kangra deputy commissioner Rakesh Kumar Prajapati said that four men were tested positive in Kangra district.
One returned from Madhya Pradesh and one from Pathankot. The third flew from Delhi by Air India flight on May 29. The trio was under institutional quarantined.
The fourth, a taxi driver who was ferrying passengers from Delhi and Chandigarh was put under institutional quarantine on May 25 for violating containment zone orders.
His contacts are being traced, said Prajapati.
SHIMLA, BILASPUR REPORT ONE CASE EACH
One case each was reported in Shimla and Bilaspur.
A 27-year-old resident of Taklech in Rampur subdivision of Shimla district has tested positive. He had returned from Delhi on May 27 and was put under institutional quarantine in Jeori.
The reports of a 31-year-old man from Bilaspur also came out positive. The man had returned from Delhi in his private vehicle and was institutionally quarantined at Swarghat.
One 32-year-old ITBP jawan was tested positive for the virus in Una district. His sample was tested negative in Delhi and was under home quarantine after returning to his native village in Haroli area.
However, his sample was tested positive today, said Una CMO, Raman Kumar.
Two cases each were also reported from Mandi and Hamirpur district and one from Chamba.
204 ACTIVE CASES
Special secretary (health) Nipun Jindal said there are now 204 active cases in the state.
Eleven of 12 districts were now affected by the disease. Only Lahaul And Spiti remains Covid-free.
So far, the state’s tally is 359 cases with five fatalities - three men and two women.
Hamirpur is the worst-hit district with 114 cases followed by Kangra with 94 cases. A total of 40 cases have been reported in Una, 32 in Solan, 25 in Chamba, 19 in Bilaspur, 17 in Mandi, 10 in Shimla, four in Sirmaur, and two each in Kullu and Kinnaur. Till date, as many as 146 people have been cured.