Tribune News Service
Shimla, July 2
The state witnessed 35 new Covid cases today — 17 cases in Kinnaur, six in Shimla, three each in Hamirpur and Una, two in Kangra and one each in Sirmaur, Mandi, Bilaspur and Lahaul and Spiti. The total number of cases rose to 1,014.
As many as 28 ITBP personnel, who had been moved from Jammu and Kashmir to be deployed along the China border in Kinnaur and Lahaul and Spiti districts, tested positive. According to officials, 17 ITBP personnel, who had arrived at Reckong Peo in Kinnaur on June 24 from the Rajouri sector of Jammu and Kashmir, tested positive. All of them were shifted to the Army quarantine centre, before being moved forward to the border with China in Kinnaur and Lahaul and Spiti districts. Besides, six ITBP personnel tested positive at Rampur. They had returned from home leave from Gujarat, Rajasthan and Odisha before being posted in Himachal. Five more ITBP personnel tested positive late last night. Four of them had come in contact with a colleague who had returned from home leave from Nagpur.
3 cases in Hamirpur
A 48-year-old woman belonging to Barsar, who had returned from Delhi, a 78-year-old man, a primary contact of a Covid patient, and a 59-year-old man, who had returned from Ludhiana, were found infected.
Dubai returnee tests +ve
A 31-year-old youth from Biuhan village in Jogindernagar of Mandi district also tested positive. He had returned from Dubai on June 2.
Army man found infected
A Naik in the Army, who has been in home quarantine since his arrival at Kandaiwala village in Nahan on June 23, tested Covid positive today, taking the tally in Sirmaur district to 40. DC RK Pruthi said the 36-year-old jawan had been nominated for deployment in the UN Mission at Lebanon and was granted a short leave to visit his family before proceeding for the mission. According to information, he was staying with his unit during the lockdown.
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