Covid-19: Positivity rate down to 2.4% in Himachal

8,148 samples collected via mobile medical units

Covid-19: Positivity rate down to 2.4% in Himachal

With a sharp decline in the number of Covid cases, the positivity rate has come down to 2.4 per cent in the past one week. - File photo

Shimla, June 14

With a sharp decline in the number of Covid cases, the positivity rate has come down to 2.4 per cent in the past one week. A spokesperson for the Health Department said here today that 3,451 Covid cases were detected from June 7 to June 13. As many as 1,42,357 tests were done last week in the state, the highest till now.

The spokesperson said that during this period, Bilaspur district registered 170 cases with positivity rate of 1.7%, Chamba 410 cases with positivity rate of 4.2%, Hamirpur 223 cases with positivity rate of 2.1%, Kangra 723 cases with positivity rate of 2.6%, Kinnaur 87 cases with positivity rate of 4%, Kullu 165 cases with positivity rate of 1.9, Lahaul-Spiti 47 cases with positivity rate of 1.3%, Mandi 602 cases with positivity rate of 2.1%, Shimla 336 cases with positivity rate of 3.1%, Sirmour 218 cases with positivity rate of 2.7%, Solan 220 cases with positivity rate of 2.4%, Una 250 cases with positivity rate of 1.9%.

He also said that since April 2020, since the outbreak of the pandemic, 21 JSSK-102 ambulances were designated to collect the Covid samples across the districts in Himachal Pradesh. A total of 2,15,074 samples have been collected till date through these mobile vans.

Besides, Jeevan Dhara Mobile Medical Units are also being used to collect Covid samples on the doorsteps of the people residing in remote areas. — TNS

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