17 test positive in HP, tally climbs to 185
Six cases were reported in Kangra, five in Solan, four in Mandi and one from ShimlaUpdated: May 23, 2020 20:29 IST
Seventeen more people tested positive for Covid-19 in Himachal Pradesh on Saturday, taking the state’s Covid-19 tally to 185.
Six cases have been reported in Kangra, four in Mandi and one each in Shimla and Una.
Among the Mandi patients, one belongs to Baldwara area of Sarkaghat, had been under institutional quarantine after returning from Mumbai on May 18.
He was shifted to Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Government Medical College (SLSGMC), Nerchowk, after he complained of chest pain on May 21, said Mandi deputy commissioner Rugved Milind Thakur.
Three remaining patients, of which two are women, hail from Lad-Bhadol area of Jogindernagar sub-division. They were under institutional quarantine at the HP Revenue Training Institute. The patients have been shifted to SLSGMC, which is a dedicated Covid-care centre.
One case was reported in Shimla. The patient, a 72-year-old woman of Hamirpur district, was suffering from a kidney ailment.
She tested positive at Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla. She, along with her husband, had returned from Jalandhar earlier this month after undergoing treatment for a kidney ailment.
Earlier her husband had tested for positive and is under treatment.
Meanwhile, six people, including two women, were tested positive in Kangra in the afternoon. Five patients hailing from Jaisinghpur and Palampur subdivision returned from Mumbai on May 18 and were under institutional quarantine, said Kangra Deputy Commissioner Rakesh Kumar Prajapati.
One of the patients is a 70-years-old woman. Sixth case in Kangra is a 68-year-old man who returned from Jalandhar and was undergoing treatment for respiratory distress at Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College (RPGMC), Tanda.
Five cases have been reported in Solan district. The patients belonging to Ramshehar town of Nalagarh sub-division returned from West Bengal in a truck and were under institutional quarantine.
One case has been reported from Una. The patient was the member of a marriage party that returned from West Bengal after being stranded there for almost two months. He was under institutional quarantine.
With five new cases, active cases in the state have gone up to 121.
Himachal witnessed a spurt in the Covid-19 cases after May 4 with 144 people testing positive for the virus.
63 CASES IN THREE DAYS
Seventy-four cases have been reported in three days. The state reported the biggest single-day spike on Thursday after 42 cases were reported.
Hamirpur is the worst-hit district with 60 cases followed by Kangra with 49 cases. Both the districts have 60% of the patients with 109 cases.
Twenty cases have been reported from Una, 19 in Solan, 13 in Chamba, 10 in Mandi, seven in Bilaspur, four in Sirmaur, two in Shimla and one in Kullu.
A total of 57 people have been cured of the virus in the state.
Till date, 25,629 samples have been tested in the state. Around 1,500 tests are being conducted in the state daily.
A total of 25,412 people are under active surveillance.