Shimla, Jun 9 : Himachal Pradesh recorded eight fresh Covid-19 cases on Tuesday that pushed the state's tally to 430, health officials said. Deputy Commissioner Sirmour Dr RK Purthi said that in addition to one case of Covid-19 reported on Monday, eight new cases are traced in the district on Tuesday.
He said that 41 samples were taken for analysis on Monday and the report of 33 found negative out eight were confirmed positive. He said that eight new cases increased the tally of Covid-19 to 20 in the district and active cases to 16. All new cases belonged to staff members and owners of Orison Pharma International Group. Out of eight new cases, seven hailed from Haryana and one belonged to Himachal. Victims include an owner of the firm, his wife and son, a youth working in Marketing unit( belonged to Bagh-Pashog area of Sirmaur district) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of firm belonged to Yamunanagar of Haryana, Two employees of Sadora and one of Narayangarh have tested positive, Deputy Commissioner informed. An employee of the same firm has been tested positive recently and new cases were reported after sealing of the pharma unit by the administration.
The unit situated on the border of the state and seven tested positives are currently residing in Haryana. One who is living in the state was shifted to COVID-19 Care Centre Trilokpur. Now tracking of other contacts of the new case is underway, the officer added.
With eight new cases the tally of Covid-19 cases increased to 430 in the state and Active cases to 197. With the recovery of four patients in Una and one in Sirmaur on Monday, the number of recovered cases increased to 223 in the state. So far six people have died of Covid-19 in the hill state and four others shifted to outside the states. (UNI)