Shimla, May 14 at 2145 hours
Himachal Pradesh COVID tally mounted to 74 today, a senior officer of Government confirmed.
Additional Chief Secretary Health R D Dhiman confirmed that a woman belonged to Kangra district who recently returned to state from Mumbai was tested positive to SARS-CoV-2 at Dr Rajinder Prasad Medical College Tanda in Kangra district today.
Also a 39 year old male, resident of Vilage Karohta Tehsil Bhoraj District Hamirpur who came from Ahmedabad and is in a relief camp at Hill Top Hotel of Tourism at Swarghat tested positive.
Another 43 year old male, Primary contact of Driver of Delhi who is admitted at Covid Hospital Medical College Mandi also tested positive. He is also in relief camp at PWD Rest House Naina Devi Ji.
Another at Hamirpur a 55 year old male from Tauni Devi, primary contact (brother in law) of positive patient from Bajrol, Hamirpur tested positive. Earlier, a 30 year old Woman and her 7 year old daughter from Paonta Sahib were tested positive for SARS-COV-2 early on Thursday.
Both had returned from North East Delhi on May 04 and were under home quarantine.
Random samples of 64 returnees were sent to CRI Kasauli microbiology lab for testing.
On Wednesday a 29 year old male had tested positive in Kangra.
The youth is from Kakrain village in tehsil Palampur. Reportedly he had returned from Gurugram on April 28, and was in home quarantine.
Kangra district in 3 days has recorded eight positive cases and 2 were confirmed in Hamirpur district. The two tested positive in Hamirpur district are aged 50 years and 30 years and were asymptomatic.
They belong to Bajrol panchayat under Sujanpur tehsil and had returned from Delhi on May 1 this year.
The total positive case count have moved up to 71 and ‘Active’ cases are 29 now.
Till date Una district has recorded 17 cases, Chamba 12, Kangra recorded 18, Solan 9, Hamirpur 7, Sirmaur and, Bilaspur 4 each, Mandi 2 and Shimla one.
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