Shimla, Aug 8
With BJP Spokesman Baldev Tomar, 23 more people were found positive for the Novel Corona Virus in the Sirmaur District on Saturday.
Deputy Commissioner Sirmour Dr R K Pruthi said that 13 people including wife and two children of the Baldeve Tomar, Wife of Power Minister Sukh Ram Chaudhary and nephew have been tested positive for nCoV in the district. All of them were in quarantine after the minister was tested positive three days ago. All of them are primary contact of Minister which included three female and 10 male.
He said that total 24 people tested positive in the district and three recovered from the Pandemic.
Deputy Commissioner appealed the people who have recently visited or came in contact with the minister to come forward and as a precautionary measure isolate themselves. They should contact health authorities if they find any symptoms of the disease.
Minister came in contact with thousands of people after taking oath on July 30 as he visited his home Distirct on July 31.
DC further informed that total 238 samples were tested today, 11 more persons from Paonta Sahib are COVID-19 positive whereas 110 new samples are in process. These 11 include 8 male in the age group of 17 to 49 years and 3 female in the age group of 15 to 54 years.
Total 24 persons have so far tested positive today. Sirmuar is worst affected after Solan and Kangra district as 403 positive cases have been traced in the district and 113 are active and 282 have been cured.