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Shimla, May 16

Himachal Pradesh COVID tally mounted to 78 with tracing out one more case in the Kangra district today  confirmed a senior officer of Government.

Additional Chief Secretary Health R D Dhiman confirmed that a 30 yrs from man belonged to Maned village Jounta  Post Office of  Nurpur Tehsil in Kangra district tested positive for COVID19. 
He came to Kangra on May, 8 from Gurgaon. Reportedly he was mildly symptomatic before he tested positive for COVID-19. He is being shifted to Baijnath.
Earlier today a  36 yrs old man belonged to Techh village of Dandroo gram panchayat of Badsar Sub- division of Hamirpur district had been found corona positive. He had returned in a taxi from Mumbai on May 13th and was kept under Institutional quarantine since. 
His sample was sent for testing and was found positive. Two more persons had also returned with him and their samples were also being taken for testing.He has been sent to the local institutional quarantine center for treatment and isolation and their primary and secondary contacts.

With this, the total number of Corona positives in Kangra district  had risen to 20 which is highest number in the state . In the district 15 active patients are under treatment as ten patients are kept at PRTI Baijnath, two in Dr Rajinder Prassad Medical College, one each in Zonal Hospital Dharmshala and Kangra. 

It is worthwhile to mention that a 22 years old male (Student) from Golwan village , Fatehpur Tehsil of  Kangra district tested positive for SARS-COV-2
on Friday. The patient came from Delhi on May 8, 2020 with his Father who is a lab technician in Delhi, in a Delhi Number Taxi. He was under home quarantine.
The total positive case count has moved up to 78 and ‘Active’ cases are 36 now.

Till date Kangra recorded 20 and Una recorded 18 cases, Chamba 12, Solan 9, Hamirpur eight, Sirmaur and Bilaspur four each and Mandi 2 each and Shimla one.
So far four persons have been killed by the pandemic and 4 other migrated out of state for treatment. Barring two or three cases of community transmission most of cases traced are having travel history in the COVID affected countries or those returned from the red zone.
State Government confirmed that so far 16431 samples of people were tested for the Pandemic out of which 15627 tested negative and 78 positive .


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