Shimla, May 31 : Eleven new cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) were traced in Kangra and Solan district of Himachal Pradesh on Sunday, taking the tally of infected persons in the state to 325, senior Government Officials said. Additional Chief Secretary Health and Nodal Officer of Covid-19 R D Dhiman said that seven new positive cases were found in Kangra district while four other cases were reported from Solan district, increasing the tally to 86 in Kangra and 30 in Solan.
Deputy Commissioner Kangra Rakesh Prajapati said that among seven tested positive in Kangra are a 30-year-old man from Dari, Dharamshala, 51-year-man from Village and post office Sandu of Tehsil Shahpur and his 17-year- old son. He said that a 47-year-old man and his 9-year-old son belonging to Kulhan Tehsil of Nurpur found positive.
A two-year-old from village Mijhgran of Nurpur and 27-year-old man of village Bari and Tehsil Khundian were among the new cases. All seven were in Institutional quarantine. Of these, one person returned from Delhi on May 27. All being shifted to District Covid Care Centre Baijnath. He said that samples were collected on May 29. With this, the total number of Covid cases increased to 86 in Kangra and active cases is 57.
A total of 28 people recovered in the district. Mr Dhiman said that among four people tested positive identified as two belonged to Benalgi area of Chandi, one each of Parwanoo and Nalagarh. In Solan district, tally of Covid positive cases increased to 30 and 18 positive cases. With recovery of two people in the district, now eight people have been cured . In the state, Covid positive cases increased to 325 including 206 positive and 109 people cured in the state. State recorded death of six people and four people affected with epidemic migrated to others state. (UNI)