Shimla, Apr 11: As many as 5,200 peoples showing COVID-19 symptoms or those who might have in contact of the infected person are kept under surveillance to contain the pandemic from further spreading in the hill state.
The number of COVID positive cases are confined to 28 as no new cases were detected during last 24 hrs, however, 127 samples were sent to test in three microbiology labs in the state and samples of 87 are found negative however report of rest is awaited, Additional Chief Secretary Mr R D Dhiman said in a press statement.
He said that three COVID-19 positives who are hospitalised in the IGMC from Nalagarh area of Solan district underwent their first examination today and were tested negative. Similarly, three positive patients from Una district hospitalised at Dr RPMC Tanda undertook their second test, out of which one came out negative and the report of the other is awaited.
Dr Dhiman informed that so far 900 people were tested for COVID in the state labs of which reports of 832 were found negative while 28 tested positive, one of whom--a woman passed away in PGI Chandigarh recently.
Meanwhile, two people were discharged from the hospital after complete recovery, two reported dead and the other two have been shifted to another state, he said.
Currently, 21 active patients are under treatment in various hospitals in the state.
He said that out of 5.200 people who are kept under Surveillance as many as 2.785 have completed 28 days of mandatory isolation after their contacts or symptoms.
Under the special drive to find out the spreading of COVID-19 in the state oral survey under the Active Case Finding Campaign was done of about 65 lakh people in the state. (UNI)