Himachal logs three deaths, 171 fresh Covid-19 infections

Special secretary, health, Nipun Jindal said 4,473 patients have recovered so far and 42 have migrated out of the state.
With 1,451 cases, Solan remains the worst-hit district followed by Sirmaur where 887 cases have been reported till date.(HT File)
With 1,451 cases, Solan remains the worst-hit district followed by Sirmaur where 887 cases have been reported till date.(HT File)
Updated on Aug 31, 2020 09:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Shimla | By, Shimla

Three people died due to Covid-19 in Himachal Pradesh on Sunday, taking the death toll to 36, officials said.

A 68-year-old man from Nahan in Sirmaur district succumbed to the virus during treatment at

Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital (IGMC), Shimla. Chief medical officer Surekha Chopra said he was referred to IGMC on August 26 as he was a post renal transplant case and was also suffering from phenomena and respiratory diseases.

A 76-year-old man from Bilaspur also died at IGMC. He was a patient of lung cancer, Chopra said. Another fatality was recorded at civil hospital, Barsar where a 48-year-old woman died during treatment.

Meanwhile, the state recorded 171 fresh virus infections, taking the tally to 6,166. Also, 65 more patients have been cured. Special secretary, health, Nipun Jindal said 4,473 patients have recovered so far and 42 have migrated out of the state.

Of the new cases, 33 were reported in Hamirpur district, 28 were reported in Una district, 26 in Solan district, 20 in Bilaspur, 16 in Chamba district, 18 in Kangra, 10 each in Kullu and Sirmaur districts, eight in Shimla district and two in Mandi district.

In Una district, eight cases are in Kalhera village of Haroli sub-division. Of these, five are from a family. Station incharge of Amb police station has also tested positive. Besides, a 38-year-old employee of Jal Shakti Department and his 32-year-old wife were also found infected in Una town.

In Kullu district, all 10 cases have been reported in Anni. All new cases are primary contacts of a 57-year-old Covid-19 patient who was referred to IGMC, Shimla on August 27 and is undergoing treatment.

In Sirmaur district, all 10 cases were reported in Nahan developmental block.

In Shimla district, a 50-year-old man without any travel history has tested positive.

In Solan, 26 cases include a police personnel and a pregnant woman. Out of these, 17 were reported in Baddi Barotiwala Nalagarh (BBN) while other patients are from Solan and Parwanoo.

With 1,451 cases, Solan remains the worst-hit district followed by Sirmaur where 887 cases have been reported till date. Kangra has 860 cases, Hamirpur 567, Una 487, Chamba 430, Mandi 400, Shimla 338, Bilaspur 323, Kullu 283 and 81 cases in Kinnaur district. Lahaul-Spiti remains the least affected district in the state as it has only reported eight Covid-19 cases till date.

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