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COVID-19: Himachal Reports 7 New Cases in One Day, Taking Tally to 74



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Shimla-In what appears to be the second wave of COVID-19 in Himachal Pradesh, the number of total cases by May 14, 2020, jumped to 74, out of which 33 are active cases. All active cases have appeared during the last 10 days, following the return of people stranded in other States.

The Government faulted in making some crucially needed arrangements like mandatory quarantine for at least people returning from red zones. Despite a surge in cases after May 3rd, it took the Government a lot of time to take this decision.

The State Government on Thursday informed that over one lakh people have already returned to the State and 60,000 more have expressed willingness to return.

On Thursday, the State reported seven new cases. Sirmaur, Bilaspur, and Kangra districts reported two new cases each. Another case was reported from Hamirpur district. 

District-Wise Update for COVID-19 Positive Cases in Himachal Pradesh

Daily Statistics for COVID cases in Himachal Pradesh

In Sirmaur, a mother and her 7-year-old daughter, who had returned from Delhi on May 4th tested positive. Both were asymptomatic and tested randomly.

In Kangra district, a 57-year-old woman in Dharamshala tested positive. She had returned to Sheela Chowk area from Delhi on May 12th. In the second case from Kangra district, a 26-year-old woman, who had returned from Mumbai recently, also tested positive on Thursday.

Two reported cases in Bilaspur district include a person who had returned to the State from Ahmadabad, Gujarat, in a taxi along with some others and a person who had returned from Delhi in taxi as well. Both taxi drivers had tested positive, therefore, the two new cases are believed to be contacts of these drivers. 

They were quarantined on reaching the Swarghat barrier in Bilaspur district and samples were taken later for testing.

In the seventh case, a man in Hamirpur’s Siri village tested positive for COVID-19. He had come in contact with a COVID positive person after which his sample was taken.  

Earlier, seven cases were reported on Tuesday too. 

Update for District/Testing Facility-Wise – May 14th

Himachal Pradesh's Daily COVID Testing samples

Pradhans of Gram Panchayats Asked to Ensure Implementation of Home-Quarantine 

Further, a clarion call has been given to the Pradhans of Gram Panchayats and other elected representatives of grass root level democratic institutions to come forward to ensure effective management and execution of home quarantine facilities in the State to check the spread of corona pandemic in their respective areas.

Although the State Government has decided to keep those coming from red zones in institutional quarantine, still there was a possibility of corona infection from even those coming from green or orange zones, the Government said.

Panchayat pradhans have been asked effectively implementing the ‘Nigah’ programme launched by the State Government to keep a vigil on those under home quarantine so that they do not jump from the quarantine. PRIs representatives were asked to come forward to motivate the family members to maintain social distancing with the person undergoing home quarantine.

The PRIs representatives should gather prior information regarding the arrival of a person from other parts of the country in their respective areas and also visit the house of the person in advance so that appropriate steps could be taken for proper isolation of the person, the Government said.

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Himachal Reports 87 COVID-19 Deaths in 11 Days With a Steep Rise in Cases



COVID-19 deaths in Himachal pradesh on november 10

Shimla-With nine more COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday, the tally for Himachal Pradesh has jumped to 399. The state is witnessing a surge in November as 87 deaths were reported during the last 11 days. Yesterday’s fatalities included seven males and two females aged between 45 to 87 years. Find the reasons for these fatalities below:

himachal pradesh -Update on covid-19 deaths

Further, according to the state Health Department’s official statistics, 610 new cases of COVID-19 were detected yesterday, of which Shimla reported highest (118) cases, followed by Mandi (116).

In Mandi district, as many as 26 more teachers and some students reportedly tested positive yesterday. The infected also included two doctors of Tanda Medical College, Kangra, and a couple of policemen in Sakoh.

Operation theatre at the Kamala Nehru Hospital, Shimla, was reportedly closed for a week. Similarly, the women police station in Shimla was also closed following the detection of a case.

Further, the state High Court has taken suo moto cognizance of a news report published in an English daily and issued a notice to the government. The news pertained to Indira Gandhi Medical College, which ran out of space for COVID-19 patients in isolation wards.

As per official data, the total for COVID-19 in the state had reached 27418 till yesterday evening (9 pm), of which 5605 were active cases. Mandi district has reported highest 4194 cases, followed by Solan (3958), Shimla (3725), and Kangra (3635).

The state government is barely speaking on the alarming rise in fatalities and its strategy to control it. But Chief Minister, while addressing a public meeting at Sihunta under Bhatiyat Assembly Constituency yesterday, did hail the Prime Minister and claimed that the nation is out of COVID-19 crisis.

“He (PM) has successfully brought the Nation out of Covid-19 crisis,”

Chief Minister said.

HP Health Department COVID-19 Bulletin for November 11, 2020 (9 pm)



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Himachal Reports 12 COVID-19 Deaths in Single Day, Surge in Cases in Shimla



Himachal Pradesh COVID-19 deaths till diwali

Shimla-COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc in Himachal Pradesh as a record 12 fatalities were reported on Tuesday. Of the 611 new positive cases yesterday, Shimla reported highest 148 with seven fatalities. The deceased included 11 males and a female aged between 47 to 92 years.  During the last three days, the state has reported 25 fatalities. Find the details regarding the causes of deaths below:

Himachal Pradesh Record COVID-19 deaths

The state government had yesterday decided to close all educational institutes in Himachal for 15 days after over a hundred teachers and students tested positive in schools. The government termed it as a special vocation for students, teachers, and non-teaching staff of all educational institutes.

The capital has witnessed a surge as over 750 cases were reported during the last six days. In the season of festivity and marriages, social distancing and other guidelines issued by the MHA for personal protection are being flaunted, which is only fueling the spread. 

On top of it, the COVID-19 Hospitals in the state have begun to run out of beds for patients in isolation wards. The largest medical facility in the state – Indira Gandhi Medical College & Hospital- was packed to its full capacity, which was only 85 beds. Dr Rajneesh Pathania, Principal of IGMC, confirmed the report. According to media reports, DDU hospital, Shimla, had also run out of space. The government is yet to prepare the make-shift hospitals it had announced a couple of months ago. 

So far, according to the official statistics, the state had reported a total of 26808 cases till yesterday evening (9 pm), and the official COVID-19 death tally had mounted to 390.

HP Health Department COVID-19 Bulletin for November 9, 2020 (9 pm)

Update Himachal Pradesh COVID-19 for november 10, 2020

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Amid Alarming Surge in COVID-19 Cases and Deaths, Hospitals Including IGMC Running Out of Space



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Shimla– Amid the festive season, Himachal Pradesh is witnessing an alarming surge in COVID-19 cases and fatalities. As a matter of huge concern, the Indira Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Shimla, has run out of beds in isolation facility and can’t accommodate more patient, unless someone is discharged or dies. There was space for only 85 patients at the hospital, which is full presently.

The DDU hospital, too, is running out of capacity with a surge in cases. Further, make-shift hospitals announced by the state government haven’t seen light of day. IGMC is the largest medical facility of the state and COVID-19 patients in critical condition were referred here.  

The situation could worsen due to the ongoing festive and wedding season. Markets are crowded and people are hardly following social distancing norms in marriages.

Further, yesterday seven people including a 16-year-old girl lost their lives. The decision to open schools seems to be backfiring as hundreds of teachers and several students were found positive for COVID-19 during the past few days. There are speculations that the state government could decide on closing schools for some time in the Cabinet meeting to be held today.

Details regarding the causes of fatalities below:

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On Monday, five doctors and nine staff nurses at the Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Government Medical College and Hospital, Nerchowk in Mandi district, tested positive.

Yesterday, the state reported a record 711 confirmed cases with seven fatalities in a single day. Shimla district reported the highest 204 confirmed cases.

The COVID-19 death tally has now mounted to 378, while the total number of cases had reached 26197 till yesterday evening (till 9 pm).

HP Health Department COVID-19 Bulletin for November 9, 2020 (9 pm)


Himachal Pradesh covid-19 cases on november 10

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