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8 New Cases Take Himachal’s COVID-19 Tally to 98, Curfew Relaxation Increased to 8 Hours



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Shimla– On May 19, 2020, Himachal Pradesh reported two new COVID-19 positive cases. This morning six more reported to have tested positive. Yesterday, the first case was reported from Chamba’s Chuwari area where a 21-year-old tested positive. He had returned from Dubai and was quarantined in a hotel in Kangra district. He would be shifted to COVID care centre, Baijnath.  In the second case, a returnee from Mumbai was tested positive in Una district. He had travelled from Mohali to Una on a bike with persons who had tested positive for COVID-19.  

This morning, six more returnees from Mumbai were tested positive. While five of these cases were reported from Kangra, Kullu district also reported its first COVID-19 positive case. In Kangra, three woman and two men tested positive. One of the women belong to Lambgaon, a man and two women to Jole, and remaining one man to Jwalamukhi. SP, Kangra, Vimukt Ranjan, has confirmed the report. 

In Kullu district, a 23-year-old belonging to Kuther of Anni area who had returned from Mumbai, tested positive. He was also under institutional quarantine with nine others. The SP, Kullu, Gaurav Singh confirmed the report. 

All of these people were under institutional quarantine after their return from Mumbai. 

Curfew Relaxation in Himachal Increased to 8 Hours

While the number of COVID-19 cases continues to soar, the Himachal Pradesh Government has decided to increase the relaxation period in curfew to eight hours from the existing seven hours. Most of the District Administrations have issued fresh notifications regarding the relaxation hours in their respective district.

In Shimla, there would curfew relaxation from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM. For Solan district, the relaxation would be given from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM in Mandi, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM in Hamirpur, 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM in Una, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM in Bilaspur, Kullu and Sirmaur, and 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM in Lahaul Spiti. Notifications for Chamba and Kinnaur were still awaited.

The District Administration of Una has also allowed people to travel to other districts without permit during the relaxation hours. 

The decision to restore public transport services is likely to be taken in the Cabinet meeting scheduled to be held on May 23. 

District-wise Details of Corona Hot-Spots in Himachal Pradesh

District-wise corona hotspots in Himachal pradesh

District-wise Details of Corona Hot-Spots in Himachal Pradesh

On the brighter side of the things, three COVID-19 positive persons have recovered in Kangra.

The total number of positive cases at the time of the writing was 98 in the State. Out of it, 47 have recovered, three died, four migrated to outside State, and 44 cases are still active.

On Tuesday, a total of 1424 persons were tested.

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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:

Himachal Pradesh COVID-19 deaths in november 2020 f

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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