Shimla, Apr 29
The 2nd Wave of Covid pandemic is alarmingly knocking the doorsteps of the state as six districts are figuring among very high virus loaded areas where the positivity rate exceeds
above 20 to 25 per cent. The state Government figures released in last 24 hrs indicated that it has broken all previous records in Himachal Pradesh as 33 People died and 2539 new corona virus cases were detected positive in the state.
New cases are mostly being traced in Kangra district as 693 people were found positive on Wednesday. The district positivity rate was found 21.19 per cent.
It was followed by Sirmour with 295 cases (positivity rate 18.23 pc). Mandi 292 (23.19 pc), Solan 283 (20.67 pc), Hamirpur 108 (27 pc) and Chamba 93 (45 .55 pc).
The Union Minister of Home affairs SoPs advised the state to clamp lock down or curfew in
such district where positivity rate is above 15 percent. Currently four districts in the state
are already under night curfew and Kangra partly under lockdown. Sirmour, Solan, Mandi and Kangra districts are under night curfew .
Kangra district is among worst affected by the pandemic. Also is the highest populous district, recorded 16 deaths on Wednesday due to Corona Virus.
Total death toll mounted to 1407 in the state so far. Jindal said that the number of active cases in the state had risen to 16098 with the Kangra district at the top with 4084 cases.