Himachal logs 2 fatalities, 190 new cases
DHARAMSHALA: Himachal Pradesh’s Covid-19 tally mounted to 4,728 on Friday after 119 more people were found infected with the virus.
Of the new cases, 80 were reported in Solan, 23 in Sirmaur, 21 in Chamba, 13 in Kangra, 10 in Bilaspur, eight each in Mandi, Hamirpur and Una, seven in Shimla, and one in Kullu. Active cases in the state stand at 1,422 and 3,234 people have recovered.
This is the highest single-day spike in the state. Of the 80 cases reported in Solan most are from the Baddi-Barotiwala-Nalagarh (BBN) belt. Nine cases were reported in Arki, five in Chandi and two in Solan.
Among the 23 people found positive in Chamba, five are from Pukhri area, five from Bagdhar and three from Goli. In Mandi, four people tested positive in Sundernagar sub-division, two in Mandi town and one in Baldwara tehsil.
In Kangra, four members of a family were among the 13 people who have contracted the disease.
Chief medical officer Dr Gurdarshan Gupta said a 40-year-old man from Nagrota Bagwan area, his wife aged 27 and two kids aged nine and four have been found infected.
A 36-year-old army jawan has tested positive at Sashastra Seem Bal (SSB) Centre, Sapri in Jawalamukhi. The jawan, a resident of Jammu and Kashmir has a travel history to Uttar Pradesh.
Solan is the worst-hit district with 1177 infections followed by Kangra with 652 cases and Sirmaur 584 cases. Hamirpur has 435 cases, Mandi (379), Una (357), Chamba (344), Shimla (260), Kullu (245), Kinnaur (69) and Lahaul-Spiti (6).
DEATH TOLL RISES TO 23
Two more people succumbed to the disease in Chamba district on Friday. With this, the death toll in the state has risen to 23. Chamba CMO Dr Rajesh Guleri said a 58-year-old woman from Saher Chini village near Chamba town, who was suffering from severe acute respiratory infections and other comorbid conditions was admitted at Jawahar Lal Nehru Government Medical College on Thursday. She tested positive on Friday and was being shifted to Dedicated Covid Hospital, Dharamshala for further treatment, but died on the way.
Another patient, a 84-year-old man with multiple comorbidities, died at his home at Bagdhar village early morning. Later, his sample tested positive for the virus.
Himachal has recorded six deaths in last three days—three in Chamba and two in Kangra and one in Solan.