A resident of Solan district of Himachal Pradesh died of COVID-19 in a Chandigarh hospital on Friday. With this, the number of COVID-19 positive cases in the hill state has risen to seven. This is the second death in Himachal Pradesh due to COVID-19.
Earlier, a 69-year-old man who recently returned from the USA died of COVID-19 at the Dr. Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College (RPGMC) in Kangra district on March 23.
On March 20, two persons -- a 32-year-old man from Harchakkian tehsil and a 64-year-old woman from Dohabe village in Shahpur subdivision -- were tested positive for the disease.
The 32-year-old man was discharged from hospital after recovery whereas the 64-year-old woman is being treated at the Dr Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College (RPGMC) in the district.
On April 2, three persons who attended the Tablighi Jamaat's congregation in New Delhi last month and came to Himachal Pradesh tested positive for coronavirus.
All the four active COVID-19 cases are being treated at the RPGMC.
The persons who came in contact with the three Tablighi Jamaat returnees and the woman who died at the PGIMER, Chandigarh are being traced, a state health official said.
Their contacts will be quarantined after they are traced to check the spread of COVID-19, he added.