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17 more test positive for Covid-19 in Himachal, count mounts to 330

Out of 258 samples sent to the Central Research Institute (CRI), Kasauli for testing on Saturday, four were found positive on Sunday.

Updated: May 31, 2020 21:39 IST

By HT Correspondent,

People from outside Himachal Pradesh who arrived by state buses stand in queue to get medically checked . (ANI)

Seventeen more people tested positive for Covid-19 in Himachal Pradesh on Sunday, taking the state’s tally to 330.

At present, active cases in the state stand at 208.

Seven cases were reported from Kangra, four from Solan and one from Kullu.

Out of 258 samples sent to the Central Research Institute (CRI), Kasauli, for testing on Saturday result of four came out positive on Sunday morning, chief medical officer, Solan, Dr NK Gupta said.



Among those infected were two migrant workers from other states living in the Chandi area who recently returned to work in a cold storage unit. The third patient was from Nalagarh area, who had visited Pinjore and the fourth from Parwanoo who had visited Hyderabad.

Patients from Nalagarh and Parwanoo who were under institutional quarantine, were moved to the Covid-care centre at Katha, Baddi.

Meanwhile, seven people who returned from Delhi have tested positive for the virus in Kangra district. Three patients include two children aged 9 and 2 from Nurpur sub-division. Two infected people hail from Shahpur and one each from Dharamshala and Jawalmukhi, said Kangra deputy commissioner Rakesh Kumar Prajapati.

All of them returned from Delhi on 27 May and were under institutional quarantine. They have been shifted to a Covid-care center at Bainjath.

Besides, a 6-year-old child, whose family returned from Mumbai on May 24, has also tested positive. His mother is already undergoing treatment for the Covid-19 infection.

Four people, including a woman, from Bhoranj sub-division of Hamirpur district also tested positive. Two returned from Delhi and two from Gautam Budh Nagar, UP. They were under institutional quarantine.

One case reported from Kullu is a 65-year-old man from Nirmand. He returned from Delhi along with five members of his family on May 19.

Himachal Pradesh has reported a second wave of cases since May 4 with 290 persons testing positive for the virus.

So far, the state’s tally is 330 cases with five fatalities, including three men and two women.

Around 90% of the cases reported since May 4 are those who returned to HP from other states.

Hamirpur is the worst-hit district with 111 cases followed by Kangra with 87 cases. A total of 37 cases have been reported in Una, 30 in Solan, 20 in Chamba, 18 in Bilaspur, 12 in Mandi, nine in Shimla, four in Sirmaur, and two in Kullu.

As many as 113 people have recovered in the state, so far.

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