Tribune News Service
Shimla, June 30
Himachal Pradesh recorded its ninth COVID-19 death on Tuesday.
An 82-year-old woman belonging to Sujanpur area of Hamirpur district died at Ner Chowk Medical College, Mandi. She was referred to the medical college on June 23 after her condition deteriorated. She was suffering from age-related ailments as well.
So far, nine people have succumbed to the disease in the state.
Meanwhile, 11 more people — four each in Una and Kangra, two in Hamirpur, and one in Solan — contracted the infection, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases in the state to 954.
In Kangra, the fresh patients included an Army jawan’s eight-year-old son. A seven-year-old boy in his relation also tested positive, a district official said.
The 39-year-old Army jawan from Rakkar village tested positive on June 28 after his arrival from Arunachal Pradesh on June 23. He was shifted to a military hospital in Yol. Both are now being shifted to a hospital, the official added.
Besides, a 40-year-old man who recently returned from Delhi and his eight-year-old son also contracted the disease. They belong to Sarimolag village in Jaisinghpur tehsil.
According to the official, they are being shifted to a Baijnath COVID Care Centre.
In Hamirpur, a 23-year-old girl from the Bhoranj area, who had recently returned from Kyrgyzstan via Delhi; and a 10-year-old boy from Teeda in Nadaun tested positive, a district official said.
The boy had recently returned from Delhi with his mother, who has already tested positive for the infection.
The girl had gone to Kyrgyzstan for higher studies.
In the meantime, 19 patients — five in Kangra; four each in Shimla and Solan; and three each in Una and Chamba — recovered from the infection, Additional Chief Secretary (Health) RD Dhiman said.
The number of active cases stands at 358 while 575 have been cured and 11 migrated out of the state. To date, a total of 79,505 persons have been tested for by the state Health Department.
The seventh death reported was on June 25 of a 57-year-old man from Bhawarna in Palampur area. He was suffering from diabetes and was a chronic renal disease patient.
So far, five of the eight deaths reported in the state are of persons suffering from a chronic renal ailment.
On June 10, a 53-year-old woman from Sujanpur area of Hamirpur died at Indira Gandhi Medical College (IGMC). She, too, was suffering from a kidney ailment.
Prior to this, two women, both suffering chronic kidney ailments had passed away on May 25 — a 63-year-old woman hailing from Ratti village in Balh sub-division of Mandi and a 62-year-old woman from Hamirpur.
A 21-year-old boy from Sarkaghat area in Mandi was also a chronic renal failure patient and had died at IGMC, where he had been brought for dialysis.
Kangra has the maximum number of active cases in the state at 112, followed by 104 in Hamirpur; 50 in Solan; 30 in Una; 17 in Shimla; 16 in Bilaspur; eight in Sirmaur; seven in Chamba and Mandi; five in Kinnaur; and two in Lahaul-Spiti. — With inputs from PTI
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