2 army, BSF jawans among 14 new COVID-19 cases in Himachal

Kangra reported 11 new cases; state tally climbs 917

2 army, BSF jawans among 14 new COVID-19 cases in Himachal

Tribune News Service

Dharamsala, June 28

Twenty-two more people, including an army and a BSF jawan, tested positive for COVID-19 in Himachal Pradesh on Sunday, taking the tally in the state to 917.

Eleven of the fresh cases were reported from Kangra, three each from Una and Solan, and one each from Bilaspur, Kinnaur, Shimla, Mandi and Sirmaur districts, Additional Chief Secretary, Health, RD Dhiman said. The district tally climbs to 261.

Fourteen patients — seven from Kangra, four from Solan, two from Bilaspur and one from Chamba — recovered from the infection on Sunday, the Additional Chief Secretary said.

So far, 515 people have recovered, while 11 have migrated out of the state, he said.

The number of active COVID-19 cases in the state stands at 367 and fatalities at eight.

The new patients in Kangra also include an army and a BSF jawan, Deputy Commissioner Rakesh Prajapati said.

Those who tested positive in Kangra include a 7-year-old boy from Gurial village in Fatehpur, who had travelled from Rangareddy district in Tamil Nadu with family by train to Delhi and then by car to Kangra. He was under home quarantine and tested positive today.

Other patients include a 23-year-old man from Lodhwan village with travel history from Pathankot and were tested positive while under institutional quarantine; 36-year-old man from Haroli village in Fatehpur and is a primary contact of an already positive patient in Punjab.

The 39-year-old army jawan from Rakkar village, who also tested positive, had returned from Arunachal Pradesh on June 23 and will be shifted to a military hospital.

The BSF jawan, 54, is a resident of Indri village in the district. He had returned from Jammu on June 18 and is being shifted to a dedicated COVID Care Centre in Dadh.

Six more, who had returned from Delhi recently, include a 56-year-old man of Dadin Chowin village, 34-year-old woman of Upper Chulla village, 45-years-old man of Bhadyara village near Kangra, 32-year-old man of Bandu village near Bharwana, 45-year-old woman and her 24-year-old son of Maila village near Jaisinghpur.

All those who tested positive were shifted to the COVID Containment Centre at Dadh.

Hamirpur has the maximum number of active cases in the state at 117, followed by 115 in Kangra, 45 in Solan, 31 in Una, 20 in Shimla, 16 in Bilaspur, 14 in Sirmaur, nine in Chamba, five each in Mandi and Kinnaur and one in Kullu.

Seven villages in the five gram panchayats in Hamirpur district had been declared containment zones, a district official said. — With inputs from PTI

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