Six fresh cases of COVID-19 in Himachal

Shimla, May 24 (PTI) Himachal Pradesh recorded six more cases of COVID-19, taking the virus tally in the state to 192, officials said on Sunday.

Three of the fresh cases were reported from Una and one each from Kangra, Hamirpur and Solan districts, they added.

All of them had recently returned from other states. While three of them had returned from Mumbai, two returned from Delhi and one from West Bengal, they added.

Una Deputy Commissioner Sandeep Kumar told PTI that a woman and her two sons tested positive for novel coronavirus. All of them had returned from Mumbai recently, he added.  Solan District Health Officer (DHO) Dr. NK Gupta said that a West Bengal returnee tested positive for COVID-19.

In Kangra, a man from Palampur's Panchrukhi tested positive for COVID-19, Superintendent of Police Vimukt Ranjan said.

He had recently returned from Delhi and was kept under quarantine at a facility at Baijnath, he added.

Hamirpur Deputy Commissioner, Hairkesh Meena, said that a 20-year-old woman also tested positive for COVID-19.

A resident of Baragram in Badsar area, the woman had returned from Delhi along with her relatives on May 18 and was quarantined at government high school, Baragram, he added.

The number of active COVID-19 cases in Himachal Pradesh now stands at 127 and 61 people have recovered so far, according to the officials.

Hamirpur has the maximum number of active cases in the state at 55 followed by 36 in Kangra, 11 in Solan, eight in Mandi, six in Una, five in Bilaspur, two each in Sirmaur and Chamba and one each in Kullu and Shimla, they said.

Four people have died due to COVID-19 in the state so far. PTI DJI DV DV