Himachal logs 5 deaths, 364 fresh coronavirus cases
Himachal on Monday recorded five deaths and 364 fresh Covid-19 infections, taking the state tally to 9,923.
Of the new cases, 106 were reported in Solan—the highest ever single-day spike in any district, 101 in Mandi, 51 in Kangra, 30 in Una, 28 in Shimla, 12 Bilaspur, 10 each in Lahaul-Spiti and Sirmaur, 7 in Chamba, five in Kullu and four in Hamirpur.
Three people died in Kangra and one fatality each was reported in Shimla and Sirmaur district, taking the death toll to 80. One of the deceased, a 32-year-old youth, was admitted at Indira Gandhi Medical College (IGMC) two days ago for stomachache. His sample came out positive and he died on Monday.
A 72-year-old man from Paonta Sahib was the second fatality. He had tested positive and was shifted to IGMC, Shimla, on Sunday. The patient was diabetic and also suffered from respiratory distress.
In Kangra, a 62-year-old man, who was diabetic and suffering from hypertension, was initially admitted at zonal hospital in Dharamsala on Sunday. He was shifted to Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College, Tanda on Monday where he succumbed to the contagin.
Another patient, a 72-year-old man, suffering from hypertension, died in Palampur.
Third fatality was 95-year-old from Nurpur who was brought to RPGMC, Tanda critical condition passed away in the evening,
As many as 44 people have died due to the contagion this year alone. The death rate has reached 0.8% against 0.5% in August.
Active cases climbed up to 3,666 and 6,167 people have recovered. The state has a confirmation rate of over 1300 cases per million while the recovery rate was down to 63.2%.
New infections have grown at a rate of 3.7% in the last one week.
With 2,275 cases, Solan is the worst-hit district in the state followed by Kangra where 1,535 cases have been reported. Sirmaur has 1,259 cases, Mandi 909, Una 871, Hamirpur 738, Chamba 639, Shimla 632, Bilaspur 527, Kullu 388 and Kinnaur has 121 cases. Lahaul-Spiti is the least-hit district with only 29 cases.
The India Meteorological Department issued a warning for several parts of Delhi-NCR as heavy rain and thunderstorms lashed the national capital on Monday morning. Extreme wind gusts going up to a ravaging speed of 90 Kmph is also expected. Predicted impact of storm The weather department officials have predicted damage to vulnerable structures and kutcha houses/walls and huts. “Damage to plantations, horticulture and standing crops,” is also expected today. Immediately get out of water bodies.
Delhi was lashed by early morning rain and strong winds on Monday, which led to power cuts in some parts. Air traffic is likely to get affected with airlines tweeting that bad weather may affect services. The early morning rain has brought down temperatures further after a spell of brutal heatwave in the national capital and nearby cities last week. The rain and storm is likely to affect the morning rush hour traffic too.
A suspected Khalistani terrorist, Parminder Singh, has been taken on remand by the crime investigation agency for interrogation in the recovery of two SUVs with fake registration certificates. Parminder is among four 'Khalistani' terrorists arrested by Haryana Police in Karnal on May 5 with explosives and arms. Investigators claimed that Parminder had allegedly bought two SUVs bearing fake registration numbers from Nitin of Ambala and Sandeep of Kharar in Punjab, who have already been arrested.
Yamunanagar police have booked former Haryana State Cooperative Development Federation (HARCOFED) chairperson Rameshwar Chauhan and Chauhan's son Varun Chauhan for allegedly duping former civil surgeon Dr Vijay Dahiya of about ₹50 lakh. Chauhan has, meanwhile, refuted the allegations and accused Dr Dahiya and his son Paritosh Dahiya of not adhering to the conditions in a petrol pump partnership deal.
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Sunday said various digital-driven initiatives started in the past over seven years have made the scope of corruption in the state negligible. Khattar said the BJP worked in the direction of its election manifesto to give transparent, clean administration and corruption-free governance. The chief minister said Haryana has set an example for other states in agriculture and industry as well as in sports and education.