Coronavirus claims one more life in Himachal, death toll 33

Special secretary, health, Nipun Jindal said so far 4,408 patients have been cured and 42 patients have migrated out of the state.
Municipal corporation workers sanitise The Ridge in Shimla on Sunday.(Deepak Sansta/HT)
Municipal corporation workers sanitise The Ridge in Shimla on Sunday.(Deepak Sansta/HT)
Updated on Aug 30, 2020 10:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Shimla | By, Shimla

A 63-year-old woman died due to Covid-19 in Himachal Pradesh on Sunday, taking the death in the state to 33, officials said.

The deceased was a resident of Barsar in Hamirpur district. Kangra chief medical officer Dr Gurdarshan Gupta said she had comorbidies and was suffering from ovarian tumour. She was brought and admitted to Government Hospital, Tanda on August 21 and her Covid-19 report came out positive the next day.

164 new cases, tally reaches 5,945

Himachal has recorded 164 fresh infections and the state tally has now reached 5,945.

Of the new cases, 45 were reported in Kangra district, 37 in Sirmaur district, 29 in Hamirpur, 16 in Solan, 12 in Chamba, 10 in Shimla, nine in Una district, three in Bilaspur, two in Kullu districts and one in Mandi district.

Also, 142 more patients recovered on Sunday. Special secretary, health, Nipun Jindal said so far 4,408 patients have been cured and 42 patients have migrated out of the state.

With 1,425 cases, Solan remains the worst-hit district followed by Sirmaur where 877 cases have been reported till date Kangra has 842 cases, Hamirpur 534, Una 459, Chamba 415, Mandi 398, Shimla 330, Bilaspur 303, Kullu 273 and Kinnaur 81. With eight cases, Lahaul-Spiti remains the least affected district in the state.

In Hamirpur, 28 people, including a two-year-old girl and a eight-year-old boy have tested positive. In Sirmaur, new cases have been reported in Nahan, Kala Amb and Moginand village.

In Kangra district, six doctors, two paramedics and a health care provider are among the new patients. They have been kept under observation in Tanda Medical college.

In Solan district, a police personnel is among the new cases reported in Parwanoo, four each in Baddi and Nalagarh and one each in Arki, Solan and in MMU.

In Una district, a 27-year-old police personnel from Haroli and a bank employee are among the fresh infections.

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