13 more test positive for Covid-19 in Himachal, tally touches 294
Thirteen more people tested positive for Covid-19 in Himachal Pradesh on Friday, taking the state’s tally to 294.
Eight cases were reported from Hamirpur and five from Kangra.
“Active cases in the state are 204, as eight people have been cured,” said special secretary (health) Nipun Jindal.
Hamirpur deputy commissioner Harikesh Meena said among the five patients from the district is a 34-year-old man, who had returned from Delhi; a 32-year-old woman from Mumbai; a husband-wife duo aged 31 and 28, who had travelled back from Ahmadabad, and a 57-year-old man, who had returned from Kota in Rajasthan.
All of them were under institutional quarantine. Their primary contacts are being traced.
Three more people tested positive for the virus in the evening, he said.
The five patients from Kangra include three men and two women.
“One of the patients, a 75-year-old man, who had returned from Delhi four days ago, suffers from renal failure. He had earlier been placed under home quarantine but now has been shifted to Lal Bahadur Shastri Government Medical College, Nerchowk, Mandi,” deputy commissioner Rakesh Kumar Prajapati said.
A 60-year-old woman patient was also under home quarantine.
The other three patients were under institutional quarantine.
Himachal has witnessed the second wave of cases since May 4 with 251 people testing positive for the virus. As many as 106 cases have been reported in the last six days.
So far, 291 cases have been reported in the state, including five fatalities. Three men and two women are among the dead.
Hamirpur is the worst-hit district with 101 cases followed by Kangra with 74 cases. A total of 32 cases have been reported in Una, 23 in Solan, 20 in Chamba, 18 in Bilaspur, 12 in Mandi, nine in Shimla, four in Sirmaur, and one in Kullu. As many as 81 people have recovered so far.