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Shimla, May 20

In last 24 hrs state recorded highest cases in any single day as 18 new cases traced in the state mounting total tally upto 110 in the state. Kangra district has now recorded 35 cases.

Additional Chief Secretary Health and Nodal Officer of COVID-19 R D Dhiman said that in last 24 hrs the state recorded spike in the cases as 18 new cases were traced most of them in Kangra district.

Of these 18 cases recorded today, 13 cases were reported from Kangra district alone and Kullu district, where the first confirmed case of the disease.  Most of patients had returned to the state from Mumbai, officials said.

Chief Medical Officer  said Kangra chief medical officer Kangra , Dr Gurdarshan Gupta Kangra said that 41 yr male resident of village Bajot teh Jaisighpur, travelled from Chennai by train reached Pathankot on May 2020 tested positive today. Currently he was housed at institutional quarantine at Jwalamukhi, his sample was drawn on May 19.

A 55 yrs old male driver, resident of upper Khera of Kangra district returned from Delhi presently at quarantine Centre Dalhiara has tested positive. He is being shifted to PRTI Baijnath.

In Kangra, cases were reported from five sub-divisions including five in Jaisinghpur, three in Dharamshala and  one each in Palampur, Baijnath and Jwalamukhi. Age-wise, three patients are in their thirties, two each in age groups of 20s, 40s and 50s, and two patients aged 8 and 11 years. “All 11 patients were brought back from Mumbai in a special train which arrived at Una on Monday.  They were placed under institutional quarantine upon their return,” stated Gupta.

The patients have been shifted to the COVID-19 care centre at Panchayati Raj Training Institute in Baijnath.

First case in Kullu

Kullu district reported its first case on Wednesday, with a man in his twenties testing positive for the novel corona virus in Anni subdivision. He, too, had returned from Mumbai in a special train and was under institutional quarantine, officials said.

As many as 20950 samples were tested in the state so far and 19773 found negative and 107 positive.

Out of 1307 samples tested in the state on Wednesday, the results of 1072 were awaited at the time of filing of this report.

With this total active cases have increased to 53. State recorded four death and 50 patients were recovered in the state.


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