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70 new Covid-19 cases in Himachal, tally now 2,634

Active cases in the state are now 1,103 as 43 more patients have recovered.

cities Updated: Aug 01, 2020 22:34 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Shimla
(Deepak Sansta/HT)

Himachal Pradesh on Saturday recorded 70 fresh Covid-19 infections, taking the state tally to 2,634, officials said.

Active cases in the state are now 1,103 as 43 more patients have recovered.

Of the new cases, 15 were reported in Sirmaur, 11 in Bilaspur, 10 in Una, nine in Solan district, eight in Kangra, seven in Mandi district, four in Chamba, three in Shimla, two in Kullu and one in Hamirpur district.

In Kangra district, a five-year-old girl of Gopalpur in Palampur tehsil and a four-year-old boy have tested positive. A 22-year-old army jawan of Salli village in Shahpur tehsil and 21-year-old army jawan of Chauki village in Jawalamukhi tehsil are also among fresh cases. Both have a travel history to Leh. Another 27-year-old army soldier of Nurpur tehsil with travel history to Delhi has tested positive.

In Sirmaur, five people tested positive in Purviya Mohalla, Nahan, while one person has tested positive in ward number 3, Paonta Sahib, said deputy commissioner RK Purthi.

In Chamba, an army jawan having travel history to Srinagar tested positive while three other people who work in a private company and having travel history to Bihar, West Bengal and Odisha have tested positive in Holi village.

In Bilaspur, 11 people who are working in the construction work of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Kothipura site have tested positive. They have been shifted to Dedicated Covid Care Centre (DCCC) Chandpur.

In Mandi district, among the new cases are five police personnel of Gohar police station. In Hamirpur, a 25-year-old man of Sujanpur has tested positive.

Special secretary, health, Nipun Jindal said so far 12 deaths have been reported in the state while 1,502 patients have recovered. As many as 15 patients have migrated out of the state.

With 663 cases, Solan remains the worst-hit district followed by Kangra with 468 cases. Sirmaur has 345 cases, Hamirpur 307, Una 217, 168 in Shimla, 172 in Mandi district, Chamba 109, Bilaspur 99, Kinnaur 45, and Kullu has 37 cases. Lahaul and Spiti remains the least affected district with only four cases.

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