180 new Covid cases take Himachal Pradesh’s Covid count to 5,501
Of the new cases, 51 were reported in Solan, 37 in Sirmaur, 25 in Kangra, 23 in Hamirpur, 11 in Una, 10 in Chamba , nine in Shimla, 8 in Bilaspur, three in Mandi and one in Lahaul-Spiti.Updated: Aug 27, 2020, 22:13 IST
Himachal Pradesh recorded 180 fresh Covid-19 infections on Thursday, taking the total coronavirus count in the state to 5,501.
Of the new cases, 51 were reported in Solan, 37 in Sirmaur, 25 in Kangra, 23 in Hamirpur, 11 in Una, 10 in Chamba , nine in Shimla, 8 in Bilaspur, three in Mandi and one in Lahaul-Spiti. There are 1,418 active cases in the state and highest single-day recoveries of 189 took the tally of cured people to 4,008 .
ONE FATALITY, DEATH TOLL 31
A 75-year-old man succumbed to the virus in Una. With this the death toll has reached 31. The deceased, who hails from Hamirpur had gone to Una for some health checkup. His Covid-19 report came out positive after he was cremated at his native village. Authorities are now tracing his contacts.
GYNAE WARD AT HAMIRPUR HOSPITAL SEALED
Hamirpur chief medical officer Dr Archana Soni said that four women patients admitted in the gynaecology ward of the Dr Radhakrishnan Government Medical College (RGMC), Hamirpur, were among the 23 people found positive.
They caught the infection from another patient, who tested positive on August 20. The doctors and staff of the gynaecology department have been quarantined and the ward has been sealed.
The remaining cases were reported from Sujanpur, Nadaun, Barsar, Tauni Devi and Galod areas.
Two staff nurses of the Regional Hospital in Una were among the 11 people who tested positive in the district. A doctor was found infected in the hospital on Wednesday.
In Chamba, four cases were reported from the Pukhri health block and six from Samot.
Solan is the worst-hit Covid district with 1,363 infections followed by Kangra and Sirmaur with 753 infections. Hamirpur has 491 cases, Una 416, Mandi 394, Chamba 384, Shimla 296, Bilaspur 293, Kullu 270, Kinnaur 77 and Lahaul and Spiti eight cases.
NUMBER OF TESTS CROSSES 2 LAKH
The number of Covid-19 tests conducted by the state authorities has crossed the 2 lakh mark. So far, a total of 2,06,126 tests have been conducted in Himahcal Pradesh. The state has more than 28,000 people per million population. The recovery rate in the state is 71.6%, which is less than the national average of 76.2%.
The case fatality ratio is 0.6%, lower than the national average of 1.8%.
The state has 728 confirmed cases per million population against 2,484 at the national level.
The number of infections has grown by an average of 2.9% in the past week in the state.