139 new cases, one death in Himachal

139 new cases, one death in Himachal

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Shimla, October 13

As many as 139 Covid cases were reported in the state today, taking the tally to 2,20,931. Besides, one person died in Una district.

The highest number of 42 cases was recorded in Kangra, followed by 34 in Hamirpur, 26 in Mandi, 12 in Shimla, six in Una and five in Solan.

Meanwhile, six more inmates of the Una district jail located at Bangarh village have tested positive for Covid-19, according to the test reports received from Tanda medical college on Wednesday. The number of infected people in the jail has risen to 52.

On October 4, five inmates were found to be Covid positive following contact tracing for an infected inmate. The jail has about 300 inmates and on the advice of the Health Department, the authorities concerned have isolated the infected inmates.— TNS & OC

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