Himachal’s Lahaul-Spiti district records first Covid-19 case, state count climbs to 942
A construction worker, employed with the BRO, tests positive in the district; patient had come from Haryana on June 22Updated: Jun 29, 2020 22:03 IST
Himachal Pradesh’s Lahaul and Spiti district reported its first Covid-19 case on Monday after a 26-year-old construction worker, employed with the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), tested positive for the virus, ending the district’s corona-free run and taking the state’s tally to 942.
Lahaul-Spiti deputy commissioner KK Saroch said, “The worker, a resident of Bihar, had come to the tribal district from Haryana on June 22. He had a valid permit and was involved in building a bridge at Patseo.”
The patient’s contacts are being traced. With this, all twelve Himachal districts have been affected by Covid-19. Another case was reported in the district late evening.
As many as 26 fresh infections were reported in the state on Monday. Besides two cases in Lahaul-Spiti, ten people tested positive in Baddi industrial area of Solan district. All the patients were in institutional quarantine. With this, Solan’s virus count has reached 108—fourth district in the state to breach 100-mark.
Six people, including an 8-year-old child, tested positive in Kangra. The patients have a travel history to Delhi and Haryana. Five cases were reported in Hamirpur, two in Mandi and one in Chamba.
366 ACTIVE CASES
The active cases in Himachal stand at 366. Eleven people have migrated to other states and seven have succumbed to the infection.
Kangra is the worst-hit district with 268 cases, followed by Hamirpur with 243 cases, Solan with 108 cases, Una with 104 cases, Chamba with 52 cases, Bilaspur with 44 cases, Shimla with 40 cases, Sirmaur with 38 cases, Mandi with 30 cases, Kinnaur with eight cases, Kullu with five cases and Lahaul-Spiti with two case.
RECOVERY RATE ABOVE 59%
The recovery rate in Himachal Pradesh is 59%. Till date, 556 patients have recovered from the infection.
Around 90% of the total cases recorded in Himachal are those who have returned from other states. Most of the patients had either returned from Delhi or Maharashtra.