7 new COVID-19 cases take Himachal Pradesh tally to 391

Kangra, Hamirpur, Shimla report new cases

7 new COVID-19 cases take Himachal Pradesh tally to 391

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Tribune News Service
Shimla/Dharamsala/Mandi, June 5

Seven more people,among them a baby, tested positive for coronavirus in Himachal on Friday.

 While three fresh cases were reported from Kangra district, two were detected from Hamirpur district and one from Shimla district, Special Secretary (Health) Nipun Jindal said. An 8-month-old baby tested positive in Kullu later in the evening.

In Kangra, all the three fresh cases returned from Delhi on May 27, a district official said.

A 34-year-old man and his 31-year-old wife from Minjgram in Nurpur tehsil in Kangra tested positive on Friday, he said adding that their two-year-old son had earlier tested positive and was admitted at the Baijnath Dedicated COVID care centre (DCCC).

Similarly, a 40-year-old man from Kulhan village in Nurpur tehsil also tested positive. His son had also tested positive earlier and was admitted at Baijnath DCCC, he said.  Meanwhile two persons in Kangra district, including a 42-year-old man from Barohal village in Panchrukhi tehsil and a 35-year-old man from Sarguni village in Palampur tehsil recovered from the virus, he added.

They have been discharged and advised home isolation for a week, he added.

A baby girl whp tested positive in Kullu on Friday is believed to have contracted COVID-19 from her grandfather, who was diagnosed with the infection on May 31.

The infant is asymptomatic, and will be taken to a Covid Care Centre in Kullu.

District health authorities are now tracking down and isolating those who came in contact with the child, officials said. 

The developments take the number of cases in the state to 391. Himachal has reported five deaths from coronavirus so far. With PTI

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