No new coronavirus case in Himachal Pradesh in last 6 days: Official

Shimla, Apr 29 (PTI) Himachal Pradesh has not reported any fresh COVID-19 case in the last six days, a senior health official said on Wednesday.

So far, 41 coronavirus cases have been reported and the number of active cases in the state is 10, the official said.

Two people have died of COVID-19 in the state. The fatalities include a 70-year-old Delhi resident who had stayed at a guest house of a factory in Solan's Baddi and died at the PGIMER, Chandigarh, on April 2.

'Of the 386 samples sent for testing on Wednesday, 380 tested negative for the infection while reports of the rest are awaited,' Additional Chief Secretary (Health) R D Dhiman said.

These tests are being conducted at Tanda's Dr Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College (RPGMC) in Kangra, Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Government Medical College (SLBSGMC) Nerchowk in Mandi, Indira Gandhi Medical College (IGMC) in Shimla and Kasauli's Central Research Institute (CRI) in Solan.

Four active cases from Una, two cases each from Chamba and Hamirpur and one case each from Kangra and Sirmaur are being treated at Tanda's RPGMC, Bhota Charitable Hospital in Hamirpur and the Katha's ESIC in Baddi.

Twelve patients from Una district, five from Solan, four from Chamba, three from Kangra and one from Sirmaur have recovered from the infection so far.

Four patients were taken to a private hospital outside Himachal Pradesh. PTI DJI RHL