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60 New Fatalities in 24-Hours, Govt Claims Sharp Decline in Daily Cases But Fatality Rate Keeps Soaring



Shimla- While the official statistics released by the Himachal Pradesh Health Department is indicating a drop in daily number of cases, there is hardly any respite in the high fatality rate. The daily tally of Covid deaths remains above 50. Himachal reported deaths of 60 Covid patients in the last 24-hours, taking the death toll to 2,873. According to official data released by the state 1,999 news cases of coronavirus were detected in the last 24-hours. By now Himachal has reported 1,82,982 cases of coronavirus. 

In the Kangra district, 18 patients succumbed to the severe symptoms of Covid in the last 24-hours, the highest in the state. The Sirmaur district reported nine deaths at the same time, the second-highest in Himachal Pradesh. The state tested 15007 people for coronavirus on Tuesday. Today, the HP High Court, while hearing a PIL, expressed concern over low testing and said that the situation would worsen if the testing is not taken upto at least 30,000 per day. 

Yesterday, the state government had claimed that during the last week the positivity rate had reduced to 19.5 percent which was as high as 28.9 percent in week from 10th to 16th May. In the last week, a total of 18794 cases of Covid-19 were recorded as against 28817 positive cases in the week before the last week. The State has also recorded 441 deaths in the last week.  While the official numbers shows decline in cases, the fatality rate for the last week was very high at 2.35%.  

The government had said that in the last week, 2685 cases were detected daily on an average compared to the week before that when this number of was 4117. 

On Tuesday, the state health authorities administered 18,458 doses of the first Covid vaccine across the state. Meanwhile, 220 people across the state received their second dose of the Covid vaccine on Tuesday, taking the number of fully vaccinated citizens in Himachal Pradesh to 4,35,501.

The Himachal Pradesh government today informed that it has received medical aid like 100 Oxygen Regulator Pin Large B Type, 100 Nasal Cannula and 2500 Standard Q Ag-Test Kits, face masks, and more from several countries including, United Kingdom, South Korea, Singapore, and more. China has sent in 150 Oxygen concentrators, while Switzerland provided 50 ventilators, Canada provided 20 ventilator accessories, Spain provided the state with 41 ventilators. While the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has sent in 480 Favipiravir tablets. The medicine is used to treat patients with mild to moderate Covid-19 symptoms.

The state government on Tuesday claimed that its total oxygen production installed capacity was around 85 MT per day and the current utilization capacity stands at 67 MT oxygen. It further claimed that the current consumption of the state is around 56 MT of oxygen.

View the District-wise Details of all COVID-19 Cases in Himachal for May 25, 2021 (Till 7 pm) Below:

Covid Data May 25


View the District-wise Details of all COVID-19 Deaths in Himachal for May 25, 2021 (Till 7 pm) Below:


Shimla, Manali Receive Season’s First Spell of Snow, Cheers Tourism Industry



snowfall in shimla 2021

Shimla-First spell of snow in Shimla’s tourist destinations, Narkanda and Kufri, has cheered the tourism industry as it would increase the footfall of tourists. Similarly, higher parts of Manali also reported a light spell of snow on Sunday evening. Lahaul-Spiti, however, reportedly witnessed heavy snowfall and Atal Tunnel, Rohtang, was closed for traffic. Parts of the Kinnaur district also recorded a spell of snow.

Chopal in Shimla had received 2-3 inches of snow, while Dodra Kwar recorded one foot of snow, according to the Met Department.

In Kullu, Jalori Pass had received 3 inches of snow, Rohtang top 2.5 feet, and Atal Tunnel 1.5 feet.

In Lahaul-Spiti, Koksar/Sissu had recorded 18 inches of snow, Keylong 8 inches, Darcha 12 inches, Udaipur 4 inches, Tindi 2 inches, Kaza 1 inch, and Lossar 2 inches of snow.

In Kinnaur, Chitkul had recorded 15.4 cms of snow, Kalpa 5 cms, and Sangla 7.62 cms. Nichar also received a light spell.

This change in weather has triggered a cold wave across the state. Further, the Himachal Pradesh Meteorological Department had issued a yellow alert for December 5, 2021. The Met has predicted rain and snow on December 6 too. While the weather is predicted to be dry on December 8, the state could witness more rain and snow on December 7 and December 9, according to the Met Department.

Most roads, except in Lahaul-Spiti, remain open to traffic movement, the district administrations of Shimla and Kullu confirmed. Further, the administrations said preparations are being made to keep the roads clear in case of heavy snowfall.

This tourist season is crucial for the hospitality industry which was worst hit by the pandemic induced restrictions. However, the entry of Omicron – the new variant of Covid-19 that has been termed as a variant of concern by the WHO-haunts the season. India had reported as many as 21 cases of Omicron till Sunday. If the HP Government decides to impose restrictions on the entry of the domestic tourist in view of the spread of the new variant, the hospitality industry could again face losses.  

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Himachal Achieves 100% Vaccination Target, OPD at AIIMS, Bilaspur, Inaugurated   



vaccination second dose in himachal pradesh

Shimla-Himachal Pradesh has achieved the 100 percent target of the second dose of Covid vaccination, the State government informed on Sunday.  Himachal Pradesh has become the first State of the country in achieving the target of cent per cent vaccination of targeted eligible age group, it informed.  

According to the HP Government, all eligible 53,86,393 adults have been administered the second dose of the vaccine.

District-Wise Vaccination Details


Number of People Vaccinated 

Bilaspur  318150
Chamba 352605
Hamirpur 361954
Kangra 1140439
Kinnaur 68460
Kullu 322643
Lahaul-Spiti 25494
Mandi 738818
Shimla 634019
Sirmaru 410187
Solan 584326
Una 429298

A complete vaccination was performed first in the inaccessible areas and tribal areas of the state and Kinnaur district became the first district in the entire country to administer the second dose of the vaccine to all eligible adults, the government informed.

On this occasion, Jagat Prakash Nadda, the Member of Parliament and National BJP President, also addressed a felicitation ceremony of Covid Vaccination Workers at Bilaspur on Sunday.

Nadda also dedicated the first OPD at AIIMS Kothipura in Bilaspur. The AIIMS Bilaspur would be made fully functional within the next six months, said Nadda.


jp nadda at aiims bilaspur

JP Nadda at AIIMS Bilaspur

He said that the foundation stone of this institution was laid about three years back and it would have been completed a year ago, but the pace was affected due to the corona pandemic. He said that Himachal Pradesh has got an Rs. 500 crore Satellite centre of PGI Chandigarh at Una.

He also congratulated the State Government, doctors, health care workers and all the frontline workers for achieving this unique feat. 

Union Minister of Health, Chemicals and Fertilizers Mansukh Mandaviya, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Singh were also present on the occasion


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Himachal Records Fresh Spell of Snow, HP Met Issues Alert



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Shimla-The weather in Himachal Pradesh has taken a turn with a prediction of rain and snowfall till December 5, 2021. At the time of writing this report, Kaza in Lahaul-Spiti was receiving a fresh spell of snow, cheering the tourists, as well as, the hoteliers. So far, the traffic movement was normal in the region.

This has caused a sharp drop in temperatures across the state.

The District Administration of Lahaul-Spiti has advised the locals and tourists to avoid wandering to high altitude areas unnecessarily.

The HP Meteorological Department, Shimla, has also issued a yellow alert for December 2 and December 5. While the plains can experience light to moderate rainfall at a few places,  the middle and higher hills could witness widespread rain and snow on December 2.   

For December 4, the HP Met had predicted light to moderate rain across the state. For December 5, however, the Met has issued an yellow alert with a prediction of rain and snow at several places.

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